Unhygienic practices, a concern

CONCERNS have been raised by the public over the many unhygienic practices by some inconsiderate citizens in public places within Honiara. One of the main concerns was littering and also disposal of human faeces in public areas and facilities throughout Honiara. A latest example of this occurred yesterday in front of the Magistrates court when…

Satu questions the use of grant

CHIEF Robert Satu has called on the government to explain how it used the grant of $48.8 million from PNG. Mr Satu believed the money has been allegedly misused since the government has not budgeted for in their 2014 budget. He claimed that he should be one of the beneficiaries of this money after putting…

Mrs Tozaka on MSG election observer team

SOLOMON Islands has joined an observer team from the Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) to observe Fiji elections, held on Wednesday. The national government selected Jane Tozaka, an executive member of the Western Provincial Government to join the MSG Observer Team. Mrs Tozaka is the wife of outgoing Member of Parliament for North Vella La vella,…

City council to dissolve Dec 9

HONIARA City Council will dissolve on December 9 this year. And city council voters are expected to go to the polls on December 10. City Clerk Charles Kelly confirmed, Wednesday. Mr Kelly said preparations are on the way as council heads towards dissolving the house. “Plans are in place and the current executive and council…

Foreign affairs seeks to fill overseas missions

Government through the ministry of foreign affairs and external trade is seeking to fill three head of mission posts overseas. The ministry’s permanent secretary Beraki Jino said the government needs to fill the Ambassador to Taiwan in Taipei, as the former holder, Laurie Chan, has resigned to contest the 2014national elections later this year. He…

School fee hike irks parents

INCREASES in school fees has raised grave concerns for parents who have been struggling to foot their children’s fees every year despite the government’s fee free education policy. The policy, which was implemented back in 2004 and carried on by the caretaker NCRA government, was part of the MDG (Millennium Development Goals), which stated that…

Suspected measles in Makira on the rise

Kirakira hospital has revealed 12 suspected cases of measles as of Wednesday in the province. Doctor Arnold Nguduamae told the Solomon Star those cases are from nearby villages around Kirakira. “The results of those cases are yet to be confirmed due to lack of testing facilities,” Mr Nguduamae said. He added that only the signs…

A reminder to be responsible

THE public has once again been reminded to be responsible over their behaviour and respect laws that govern the city. City Clerk Charles Kelly uttered these sentiments in an interview with the Solomon Star on Wednesday. My Kelly admitted it is quite difficult to implement city council by laws when people from many different backgrounds…

Quarantine to check on goods at wharves

QUARANTINE is planning to conduct checks on all goods bound for the provinces at the Honiara wharves. Director of Quarantine at the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Francis Tsatsia told the Solomon Star on Tuesday following the discovery of giant African snails in Auki, Malaita province, recently. He said that plans are underway to put…