Student charter flight dates proposed

THE first chartered flight to Fiji to drop of students will leave on January 27. The final one will be on February 4. These were revealed by the National Training Unit (NTU) director Clement Tito, during a conference with students yesterday. Mr Tito said that he has received advice from Solomon Airlines that the first…

City law enforcers assured of support

CITY mayor Alfrence Fatai yesterday met with the Honiara City Council’s Law Enforcement Division. This is to familiarise himself and to share with them some of the issues that need to be addressed. “I don’t expect such a respect you have shown today and want to thank all of you,” Mr Fatai told the officers.…

KGA rolls out activities

KASTOM Gaden Association (KGA) is rolling out its activities into the country. The association has spent almost the whole of the last year working with the disaster affected communities on relief efforts. KGA manager Clement Hadosaia said after the flooding the country experienced last year, we need to be serious about food security. “KGA will…

Marovo beach gets world attention

THE Marovo Lagoon in Western Province is host to one of the great beaches in the Pacific islands and the finest in the world. This is according to a report by stuff.co.nz website, which was published last month on the website before Christmas day. According to the author, Marovo lagoon is amongst his hit list…

Council on 100-day programme

HONIARA City Council is currently on a 100-day programme, reorganising, reviving, reinforcing, and strengthening weak areas they need to work on Mayor Alfrence Fatai said the 100-day programme covers key specific areas identified by his executive and that need to be strengthened.  “This is the beginning of changes that we want to see happen during…

Candidate claims election threats

VOTERS at Nevenema ward in Temotu voted under threat and duress during the recent provincial elections, a losing candidate claims. Ruddy Oti made the claim in an interview with the Solomon Star. He says there were illegal moves engineered by certain individuals to scare and threatened voters. “Such actions tampered with the process of election…

Man queries help from CBR

A PERSON with disability in his 30s has called on the Community Based Rehabilitation (CBR) under the Ministry of Health to attend to its members’ needs. Edwin Kuba made the call after what he claimed as CBR’s failure to respond positively to his request for assistance.  “It seems like CBR is not doing its work…

Veke echoes PM’s call to landowners

FORMER Guadalcanal premier Anthony Veke has echoed the call by Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare for landowners to open up their land for development. Mr Sogavare made the call in his New Year’s message to the nation. Mr Veke said Mr Sogavare’s call is an indication of his government’s intention to continue with the Land Reform…

Rough sea wreaks havoc

Ranadi shoreline in east Honiara has been awashed with logging barges, landing crafts, and a tug-boat – courtesy of the current bad weather. These vessels, anchored off the coast, could not stand the strong winds and high swells on Friday evening, forcing them to rest along-side other wrecks already lining the shoreline. Yesterday, owners of…

PNG PM wins reprieve over misconduct claim

RNZI: A Leadership Tribunal inquiry into the conduct of Papua New Guinea’s Prime Minister has been halted until the Supreme Court rules on constitutional issues relating to his referral. Peter O’Neill was referred by the public prosecutor over allegations that cabinet didn’t follow normal administrative processes when securing a 1.1 billion US dollar loan from…