Why SINTA fired Faisi

Solomon Islands National Teachers Association (SINTA) says its decision to remove its outspoken general secretary Samson Faisi was made collectively after a review of his contract. SINTA president Philip Ika told the Solomon Star his executive made the decision after reviewing Faisi’s initial one year contract. Faisi attended a conference in Fiji on behalf of…

Family lose home in fire

A FAMILY at Malo village near Lata, Temotu Province, are homeless after their home was razed to the ground last weekend in what is widely believed to be an act of arson. The incident occurred between 10am and 11am last Sunday while the family was attending a nearby church. Nicholas Pika is the owner of…

Banana Festival rescheduled

THE Makira Banana Festival has been rescheduled from June to August. Since its inauguration last year, the organizing committee has decided to change the date from June to August. Speaking from Kirakira, chairperson of the Festival Noel Mamau said: “We decided to changed its date to fall in line with the Makira Second appointed day.”…

New PS for Renbel

RENNELL and Bellona Province has a new provincial secretary. He is Robin Niumoana. The position has been left vacant for a year despite a new government coming into power late last year. Renbel Provincial Premier Collin Singamoana Tesuatai confirmed the newly appointed provincial secretary and called on the people of Renbel province to work closely…

Sick dad seeks help

A FATHER who is suffering from diabetes and has lost a leg and wife recently is pleading for help to support his six young children. Nelson Mwaki, 38, from Small Malaita lost his left leg two years ago after being amputated as a result of this non-communicable disease (NDC) related sickness. He was first diagnosed…

Youths engages in furniture project

Youths in Fulikaomae Village, were recipients of a Rural Training Centre (RTC) funded project that is currently underway in Malaita Province. Reports reaching this paper said that the furniture making project is targeting unemployed youths in the area with the aim to empower them with income generating activities. This is to refrain them from taking…