SINTA gives DCC ultimatum

THE Solomon Islands Teachers Association has given the Democratic Coalition for Change Government (DCC) until June this year to address teacher’s long standing grievances. With this given time, SINTA has called on the DCC to urgently address teachers’ concerns before June. This call was made during the SINTA Annual General Meeting yesterday at the Honiara…

SMF presents constitution to SINTA

The Solomon Islands Teachers Association Member’s Funds SMF has presented its constitution to SINTA during SINTA’s annual general meeting at the Honiara High School yesterday. The constitution was welcomed by SINTA and the SMF members. SINTA’s General Secretary Samson Faisi has described the formulation of the SMF Constitution as a milestone achievement of the association…

Street vendors back in numbers

WHILE a good lot cleans up the streets at night in preparation for the business day, another lot moves in during day with betel-but and cigarette to contribute to the littering. It has been a concern and continues to be a concern that the law enforcement division of the Honiara City Council is urged to…

Malaita teachers want postings released

TEACHERS in Malaita are calling on the Ministry of Education to release teachers’ posting lists for this year 2015. A group of teachers told the Solomon Star office in Auki some schools will be opening school doors next week. “As such, it would be good to know our postings so that we can prepare. Travelling…

Malaita premier asked to review appointments

MALAITA Province premier Peter Chanel Ramohia has been asked to review and relieve some of the political appointees engaged by the past executive. A concern Malaitan Robert Unu said those appointed politically by the past government were an added cost to the province. “It was obvious these people did nothing tangible really in supporting the…

Work on new tourism building in Gizo starts

WORK on a new tourism information office in Gizo, Western Province, funded by Ministry of Culture and Tourism (MCT) has started. Deputy Premier of Western Provincial Government (WPG) Wayne Maepio said the old building has been demolished to pave way for the new development. Mr Maepio said the provincial government supports the new development because…

Fiji Airways withdraws ASPA membership

FIJI Airways yesterday announced it has withdrawn its membership with the Association of South Pacific Airlines (ASPA) with immediate effect. The airline made the decision in light of recent strongly “biased public announcements” made by ASPA which it opposes. These comments relate to the recent issues of air travel services between Fiji and the Solomon…

Gizo expects increase in tourist visits this year

MORE tourist cruise boats will visits Gizo this year says the Deputy Premier of Western Province, Wayne Maepio. Mr Maepio told the Solomon Star from Gizo, Thursday, that the schedule for cruise visits is high. “I have the list of cruise boat schedules with me and it is encouraging to see more tourists coming to…

World Bank assures PM of continuous assistance

The World Bank Group (WBG) has assured Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare of its commitment to continue its support programme to various national projects in Solomon Islands. WB Country Representative Anne Tully made the assurance when a team of WBG and Asian Development Bank (ADB) officials paid a courtesy call on the Prime Minister Sogavare on…