War museum opens in Munda

A War museum to store old world war two relics for exhibition and tourist attraction will be unveiled tomorrow in Munda, Western province. Permanent Secretary (PS) of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism John Wasi will do the honour of officially opening the locally owned museum. A landowner in Munda owns the museum and with…

Historic monument unveiled

A HISTORIC monument that will always remind passers-by of the country’s history has been unveiled yesterday. Called the ‘Mendana Bust’, the large sculpture resembling Solomon Islands first European discoverer Alvaro de Mendana of Spain was unveiled by Spanish ambassador to Solomon Islands and permanent secretary of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism. The Spanish ambassador…

Election fever heats up in Auki

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Ministry gets land for staff housing

THE Investment Corporation of Solomon Islands (ICSI) and Ministry of National Unity, Reconciliation and Peace (MNURP) last week formalised the transfer of ICSI land title to the Commissioner of Lands on behalf of the ministry. The land was owned by ICSI and was given out on tender and won by MNURP, land was located at…

Police remind youths of obedience

HUNDREDS of youths who gathered at Malu’u, North Malaita for a Sunday school youth rally during the weekend were told to uphold obedience. Speaking during the opening of the rally, community police officer Tex Tafoa young people must shape up in order to be leaders of the nation in the future.  “You are the next…

PGS an alternative to assist organic farmers: Saelea

Participatory Guarantee System (PGS) is a way forward to assist local organic farmers adapt to local markets and access trade with overseas markets. Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Jimi Saelea made the comments in Tuesday’s PGS stakeholders’ workshop in Honiara. Mr Saelea said PGS represents an alternative third party certification which…

Closure of Auki chemist irks people

THE closure of the only chemist shop in Auki has prompted people in Auki to call for its reopening. An Auki resident Jonah Myles said the closed chemist was the only chemist in the township that served the entire township and people in Malaita apart from clinics and hospitals. “That was the only shop people…

Dala hosts farmers’ field day

DALA South Community, West Kwara’ae, Malaita province will today host a farmers’ field day. The field day would involve all the farmers within the central region of Malaita based on the theme: ‘Think Lokol Kakai for Helti Living.’ Speaking to the Solomon Star yesterday principal agriculture field officer in Auki Ledley Diudi said the purpose…