Call for innovative tourism project plans

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and External Trade (MFAET) in collaboration with the Ministry of Culture and Tourism (MCT) and the Solomon Islands Visitors Bureau (SIVB) are requesting innovative tourism project proposals from the public. The requests for proposals have been advertised in the media in recent days which will close on October 10. The…

CBSI adjusts monetary policy stance

The Central Bank of Solomon Islands (CBSI) Board at its meeting last Tuesday, after considering the developments in the economy during the first six months of the year, has decided to adjust its monetary policy stance over the next six months to a more accommodative monetary policy from the neutral position adopted during the first…

Sentence for man who rapes

The young man who raped a teenage girl in Gizo, Western Province in 2012 will be sentenced today, in the High Court. John Lilivae, now aged 25, have changed his plea when his trial was about to start during a High Court circuit in Gizo. The accused raped the victim on September 24, in 2012…

Choiseul police on outreach program

CHOISEUL provincial police have successfully conducted an outreach program to communities in North Choiseul last week. The police officers organised the awareness which coincided with a sporting event at Bangara community. During the event the police raised awareness on domestic violence, illegal side of smoking marijuana, drinking kwaso (homebrew) and abuse. Choiseul provincial police commander…

[email protected] interns leave for Taiwan

Three interns who have successfully gone through the [email protected] internship program left the country for Taiwan yesterday to undergo further vocational training. Heading for Tai-Chunghua-Nantou Regional branch Institute for a 3 month study program on various fields ranging from, computer applications and networking to Refrigeration and air-conditioning. The interns were handpicked by [email protected] for the…

Islanders against seabed mining

PACIFIC Indigenous peoples have voiced their united stand against any proposed seabed mining. Solomon Islands Dr Samson Viulu who spoke on behalf of the pacific indigenous peoples made it clear before world leaders during the UN General Assembly in New York. He said its important to halt any plans to carryout seabed mining in the…

POB Panatina branch opens next week

WITH the demand for banking services by customers of Pan Oceanic Bank (POB) along with its increasing membership, the bank is expanding its service with the opening of its new branch next week. POB chief executive officer (CEO) Nihal Kekulawala has confirmed that their East Honiara branch will be opening up at Panatina Plaza next…

Council issues license Grand Plaza businesses

HONIARA city council (HCC) has finally started issuing business license to interested business operators within Town Ground Grand Plaza. The Solomon Star was told business licenses have already been issued to more than five interested business occupants. Council when contacted has confirmed issuing business licenses following its environmental health assessment and physical planning inspection of…

Concern over betelnut selling in Auki

CONCERNED residents of Auki, Malaita province are concern with the increasing sells of betel nut in front of Auki market. This came after betel nut vendors have increased in numbers, which nearly covered the main entrance gate to the market. A concerned man speaking on behalf of the Auki residents said that the betel nut…

Munda to host mini-agriculture show next month

Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (MALS) Munda office will host a mini agriculture show next month in Munda. The mini agriculture show aims to bring together all farmers around Roviana, Rendova, Munda and Noroto showcase their agricultural products. Agriculture officer in Munda Rueben Alepio told the Solomon Star in Munda over the weekend that the…