Food outlets warned

FOOD outlets in Honiara have been warned to provide safe, healthy and hygienic services to the general public. Chief environmental health inspector of Honiara city council (HCC) has called on food outlets in town to put public health and safety paramount in their daily service deliveries. George Titiulu said kai-bars, cafe, restaurants and any food…

Govt to inform Renbel people about suspension

Ministry of Provincial Government and Institutional Strengthening will this week travel to Rennell and Bellona Islands to officially inform the people about the suspension of the Renbel Provincial Government. The Renbel government was suspended recently over non-resolved political impasse. Under Secretary of Ministry of Provincial Government and Institutional Strengthening (MPGS) and Provincial Secretary (PS) for…

More containers of tubi seized

More than sixty containers of tubi round logs have been held again by customs after a High Court injunction last month. The containers belong to Southern Pacific Woods Trading Company (SPWTC). The same company the commissioner of forests order a seizure of its fifty containers in late July and put an order of sale since…

Bainimarama give glory back to God

 Fiji First party give honour and glory back to God for the victory to form the new government during a thanksgiving service at ANZ stadium in Suva last Sunday.  Thousands of supporters from western to eastern part of Fiji from all races join the thanksgiving service.  Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama said he was so thankful…

Save the Children signs deal with Veravaolu

Save the Children has signed a deal with the community of Veravaolu in northwest Guadalcanal to be part of the Youth Outreach Partnership Program (YOPP). The memorandum of understanding(MOU) was signed last Thursday between elders and church leaders of the community with Save the Children to implement the program (YOPP). Save the Children program manager…

Youths told to engage in program

YOUTHS of Veravaolu in Northwest Guadalcanal are being told to work in collaboration with Save the Children for the implementation of the youth program. Morris Taovia community leader of Leosa village highlighted this during the signing of memorandum of understanding with Save the Children last Thursday. Mr Taovia said it is important for young people…

Move to discourage use of plastic bags

A new initiative to discourage the use of plastic bags will be launched in Honiara on the 1st of October 2014. The programme called “Alternative bags Pilot Program” is a joint initiative by the ministry of environment, Honiara city council, ministry of health and partners to discourage and reduce the use of plastic bags but…

Shocked at incomplete work

Aviation tells recipient of Kirakira fencing project to complete project The Civil Aviation Authority of Solomon Island (CASI) in the Ministry of Aviation and Communication was shocked to see the Kirakira airport fencing project incomplete. CAASI coordinator Brian Hali who inspected Lomlom runway told the Solomon Star in Kirakira airport during a brief stopover last…

USP ‘walking the talk’ on disability

THE University of the South Pacific (USP) is no longer merely talking about disability but rather, it is “walking the talk”. This was the gist of the message relayed by USP’s Disability Resource Centre (DRC) during their recent roadshow to USP’s regional campuses from 11-29 August, 2014. The team visited USP’s Emalus Campus in Vanuatu,…

Auki clinic closed

RESIDENTS of Auki say they were concerned about the closure of their clinic two weeks ago. The decision was reportedly due to staff shortage. But a patient who was turned back from the clinic said this should not happen. “For the clinic to be closed in the middle of the battle against measles is unacceptable,”…