PAP to give resource owners power

A PEOPLE’S Alliance Party (PAP) Government will give back to landowners the power to own and benefit fully from their natural resources. Party president Sir Nathaniel Weana said if PAP forms the next government it will change the laws of the country that has prevented land and resource owners from having total control of their…

Officers told to uphold duty

POLICE and Correctional officers with various emergency response teams and units have been reminded of their duty and urged to remain united despite the many challenges ahead.  Acting Assistant Commissioner National Capital, Gabriel Manelusi told them when awarding officers after a display of the RSIPF response capability in preparation towards the national general elections. “We…

Chevening scholar welcomed back

BRITISH High Commissioner, Dominic Meiklejohn hosted a lunch last Friday to welcome back Janice Mose, Solomon Islands successful Chevening scholar for 2013/14 on her return to Honiara. Janice recently returned from UK after one year of studying for her Masters degree in International Development at Bristol University in the south west of England. She now…

Fight over logging in Kusage

FIGHTING broke out last Friday over disagreement on logging rights between neighbouring tribes of Paradise and Temarae villages in North New Georgia. The incident did not record any casualty however local sources who were inside the region said tribal members armed with spears, axes, knives and stone, were involved. They reported stormed the proposed log…

MOI say they need wharves

MALAITA Outer Islands (MOI) are in need of wharves to ensure safety of passengers and cargo when loading and off-loading. At the moment, the islands don’t have wharves. Passengers have to disembark from floating ships at sea into outboard motor canoes and transported to their villages. The same is done when loading and off-loading cargoes.…

It’s now Saint Nicholas College

SAINT Nicholas will now be called St Nicholas College. The school’s new name and sign board was unveiled during its year-end graduation ceremony, on Friday. The status change was done through the school’s consultation and application to the Ministry of Education, which was accepted. School principal Christina Vunagi said the new status means the school…

Police ready for election

POLICE say they are ready to deal with any security issues that may arise during the November 19 elections. Police Response Team training coordinator, Lionel Kapisa, made the assurance yesterday in front of the police executives, diplomats, and guests. “We have done all the trainings and believe we can handle any situation that may arise…

Case filed against Fiulaua

LCC yet to decide on executing investigation OUTGOING Member of Parliament for Central Kwara’ae Jackson Fiulaua is likely to face investigation by the Leadership Code Commission (LCC). A constituent who wanted his named withheld said he had already filed and furnished evidences of alleged misappropriation of constituency funds, to the LCC. The Solomon Star also…

NPF plans on setting up an investment bank

SOLOMON Islands National Provident Fund (SINPF) has confirmed it has been working on setting up an investment bank to serve its members. NPF board chairman Baoro Koraua made the comment when he was asked by this paper on the issue of members’ housing scheme after purchasing Home Finance. Koraua said the fund is currently working…

SI to host regional microfinance week

Central Bank of Solomon Islands (CBSI) had welcomed the announcement made bythe Microfinance Pasifika that the next Microfinance Week will be held in Honiara, in the second part of 2015. The Pacific Microfinance Week is an initiative of the Microfinance Pasifika Network and comprises of a series of events including workshops, field visits, seminars, and…