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FIJI Airways yesterday announced it has withdrawn its membership with the Association of South Pacific Airlines (ASPA) with immediate effect.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…

Students to fly on chartered flight

GOVERNMENT sponsored students studying at the University of South Pacific and other institutions in Fiji will still travel on charter flights, despite the lifting of the flight suspension between the two countries, Monday. National Training Unit (NTU) director Clement Tito said the charter arrangement is necessary to allow students to arrive on time for their…

Aviation pays airport maintenance contractors

The Ministry of Communication and Aviation on Wednesday paid all its outstanding dues of last year to maintenance contractors of 22 airports throughout the country. Permanent Secretary Francies Lomo said the payments were delayed last year due to financial constraints face by the ministry. Mr Lomo said the ministry will put out tenders for the…

Form 7 placements expected this week

FORM seven results are expected to be released before this weekend, says permanent secretary of Ministry of Education and Human Resources, Dr Franco Rodie. Dr Rodie made the assurance after students and parents continued to enquire about the results. Results for forms 1, 4 and 6 were already published. Dr Rodie said the delay was…