Chief: Open land for development

CHIEF Charley Salofafo from Gilbert Camp area East Honiara has called on his people of Malaita to open up their customary land for development. Chief Salofafo said, he is making the call in light of his full knowledge that dispute over land ownership had been the main obstacle to development in Malaita Province. “I want…

Cattle on the move

The Democratic Collation for Change (DCC) Government is committed to reviving the cattle industry in the country says the Minister of Agriculture and Livestock Dudley Kopu. Mr Kopi said, reviving the cattle industry in the country is one of the priority areas that the government of the day is prioritising as it keen to see…

Order to export illegal harvest

High court ruling to export illegally harvested round logs sets bad precedence, says forestry watchdog   The High Court has allowed a shipment of illegally-harvested round logs to leave the country, setting “a dangerous precedence” for the industry, the judiciary and politics in this country, the Solomon Forest Association has warned. In a statement questioning the…

First youth market celebrated in Choiseul

Youths in Taro, Choiseul province celebrated their first Youth market on Tuesday. The Market took place during the 3 day belated international Youth Day celebration and the opening of the Province’s new Youth Sports Centre in Taro.  There were youth stalls selling youth’s creative products and awareness stalls from the Government and NGOs. Youth in…

Tao may have gone

Skyline director nowhere to be seen A CHINESE man who left an unpaid bill of more than $87,000 with Heritage Park Hotel in Honiara is believed to have slipped out of the country. Jason Liu Tao, of Skyline Investment Group, checked into the hotel on July 4 and was supposed to check out on 31…

City council goes tough

Major crackdown on illegal buildings underway THE Honiara City Council (HCC) says it is taking tougher measures to crackdown on illegal buildings within the city boundary. Honiara City Lord Mayor, Alfrence Fatai said the council had resorted to take tougher action to quell and put a stop to illegal settlements springing up all over the…

St. Nicolas, Selwyn winners of debate

St. Nicolas School and Selwyn Collage come out victorious in the 2015 G’Day Solomon Islands Great Debate at the Mendana Hotel on Wednesday. A total of four schools took part in the 2015 G’Day Great Debate. They were St. Nicolas, Selwyn Collage, St. Joseph’s Tenaru and Betikama Adventist College. The first debate topic which was…

Gov’t urged to deport Tao

THE Parliamentary Opposition has called for the investigation, arrest and deportation of Skyline Investment Group director Jason Liu Tao. This followed a Solomon Star front page report that Mr Tao has owed Heritage Park Hotel more than $87,000 hotel bills, while one of his associates Pan Yan Bing who has also already left the country,…