Women’s leadership conference underway

A high-level conference on Women’s Leadership and Political Participation kicked off at the Forum Fisheries Agency Conference Centre in Honiara on Tuesday morning. The three days conference which was attended by representatives from neighbouring Fiji, Vanuatu, Papua New Guinea, Tahiti, Samoa and Solomon Islands. It was officially opened by Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare. The conference…

Gwaunaru’u reopens soon

The Prime Minister’s Office has announced that Gwaunaru’u Airport on Malaita will reopen soon. This follows successful negotiation last week with the landowning groups of the airport site- Fulisisila/Birankwao and Toloabu/Rofa tribes and representatives of the communities living around the airport facility. The airport was closed in 2013 after the communities living around the airport…

GPG supports limited rearmament

While Guadalcanal Provincial Government (GPG) is generally in support of rearmament of certain sections of the Police, it calls for a stringent governance process in place for the use of the arms. Deputy Premier, Honourable Rolland Seleso, made the call following RAMSI’s current consultations on the rearmament process. Seleso said, RAMSI and police must come…

Lomo fired

THE Permanent Secretary (PS) of the Ministry of Communication and Aviation Francis Lomo has been terminated from his job. Lomo’s premature dismissal was issued fortnight ago although his contract remains valid which is expected to end March next year. Mr Lomo has confirmed his termination but could not comment further on the details of his…

Beware of scammers

Computer and internet users nationwide must be conscious of online scammers who attempt to trick anyone to get their money. This warning was issued by an officer from a Foreign Exchange Company in the country told this paper over the weekend. A scammer is a person that involves in a fraudulent business scheme or a…

Landowner lauds APID’s court challenge

A Rennell landowner has applauded the bold stand taken by the Asia Pacific Investment Development (APID) company to challenge the legality of the export permit granted to PT Mega Bingtang Borneo by the Democratic Coalition for Change (DCC) government. Speaking to the Solomon Star, the landowner told the paper that argument over rights to export…

Malaita to allocate land for MCT staff

Malaita Provincial Government has promised the Ministry for Culture and Tourism (MCT) that it would provide a land to build staff houses tourism officers who will be based in Auki, Malaita Province. Deputy Premier for Malaita Provincial Government Premier Alick Maeaba revealed this last week in response to a request by the Minister for Culture…

‘Reshuffling not influenced’

THE move by the Democratic Coalition for Change (DCC) government to reshuffle its Ministers was not influenced by personal interests, as alleged by some people, an insider from the Office of the Independent Group says. Speaking to the media recently the insider told this paper that the swapping of Ministers portfolios are done with good…

SI night impressed DWU

The Divine Word University (DWU) auditorium on Saturday night in Madang Campus came alive during the SI night cultural show. Students and the public turned out in numbers to enjoy the international flavour of varieties of cultural dance from various provinces in SI. The stadium was on rapture as SI students performed the famous panpipe…