Hatate to get $3m in shipping grant

Hatate Development Company from North West Choiseul this morning will receive $3millionin shipping grant from their outgoing Member of Parliament (MP) Connelly Sandakabatu. Mr Sandakabatu on Wednesday told Solomon Star that he would hand over the grant to the company today. “Today I will handover $3m to Hatate Development Company (HDC) sought from our shipping…

Tourism impacts here

TOURISTS are spending more during their visits into the country last year and early part of this year compared to the previous years. This was revealed in an international survey conducted last year conducted by Solomon Island Visitors Bureau (SIVB) and Ministry of Culture and Tourism (MCT). The survey revealed that the total expenditure recorded…

Survey: Most tourists love to engage in cultural events

About ninety percent (90%) of tourists that arrive in Solomon Islands are more interested and involved in cultural activities. That’s according to an international visitor’s survey conducted by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism (MCT) and Solomon Island Visitors Bureau(SIVB) last year. A senior research development officer (SRDO)within the ministry Laurie Leketo revealed this during…

Do not to litter the overhead pass

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Don Bosco students renovate classrooms in Ngalibiu

Students of Ngalimbiu primary school in North Guadalcanal can now enjoy a much more conducive environment to learn after carpentry students from Don Bosco Henderson helped to renovate part of the old classroom blocks recently. Martha Rex, headmistress of Ngalibiu primary school said the students and staff are so excited with the latest development because…

‘Waste management is everyone’s business’

WASTE management is not only council’s responsibility but should be the responsibility of all business houses, communities and everyone in the community, says city Mayor Andrew Mua. In giving his key note address at the launch of the eco-bag initiative yesterday, Mua called on all city residents and the general public to be responsible and…

Theme questioned

A former supporter for the Malaita Outer Islands (MOI) has described the theme for Martin Kealoa’s campaign strategy as unrealistic. The outgoing MP has recently kicked off his campaign awareness in Honiara. The supporter, who once voted Mr Kealoa in the last election and wanted to remain anonymous, claimed the theme for campaign is: ‘Ting…

Tourism office receives first acquittal report

Ministry of Culture and Tourism (MCT) yesterday received the first acquittal report from Kiriom Homestay in Bita’ama, Malaita province. Gregory Autaia Products and Development Officer within the ministry received the report from the Home stay manager Michael Tolingi Kirio. Mr Kirio when handing over his acquittal report said the report contained how he had spent…

Tikopians want explanation over shipping grant

PEOPLE of Tikopia and Anuta Islands in the Temotu province are demanding an explanation from their outgoing Member of Parliament (MP) Clay Forau over how he had used the shipping grant. Benariki Putanakipenua,26, from Tikopia who claimed to be speaking on behalf of the constituents said, people in the constituency wants some explanation from the…