Our embassy in Jakarta opens

The country’s tenth foreign mission in Indonesia was officially unviwled by Prime Minister Gordon Darcy Lilo yesterday in Jakarta, Speaking at the opening Mr. Lilo said the opening marks an important day in the relationship between Solomon Islands and the Republic of Indonesia. He described the opening very unique as it marked a new and…

POB wants to make banking easier

ONE of the aims of the newly established bank in the country – Pan Oceanic Bank (POB) is to ensure people of Solomon Islands can enjoy a more affordable service. Speaking to the Solomon Star in an interview last week, the bank’s chief executive officer (CEO) Nihal Kekulawala said since last year there were some…

Narasirato promotes local culture abroad

The country’s top panpipes group the Narasirato fortnight ago highlighted the country’s culture through music at the Fuji rock festival in Japan. With their unique cultural style of music, sounds and dancing the group performed at the city of Naeba. Their participation was based on are quest from the Fuji rock festival organising community. The…

Many homes without water

MANY homes and schools in West Honiara are without running water for over five days now. Since late last week, many homes from Rove down to White River have been facing acute water shortage. Speaking to this paper in an interview yesterday an elder from Rifle Range community Peter Tamana said whole of the areain…

PM meets Indonesian president

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Sir Chan supports APS with $30k

Interim president of United Democratic Party (UDP)has handed over a cheque of thirty thousand dollars $30,000 to support the infrastructure development of the Auki Primary School (APS) in Malaita province. The cheque was handed over to the APS deputy headmaster (Primary Division) Mr Raphael Angi’i by representatives from the UDP Billy Kwasaimanu and the UDP’s…

Home razed over sorcery claims

A MAN and his family remain homeless after their home was burnt down over the weekend after being accused of practicing sorcery. The incident occurred after a group of angry men retaliated over claims that Daniel Douglas from Temotu who was residing at Lunga, East Honiara had cast a spell on a female student. The…

Veke acknowledges investors

INVESTING in Guadalcanal had its own challenges and benefits but the fact that you have actually invest indicates your willingness to see Guadalcanal improve in its socio economic needs. Premier Anthony Veke made the remarks at Guadalcanal second appointed day as he acknowledged investors who have taken on the challenge to invest in Guadalcanal province.…

Door to door campaigning starts

WITH the national general elections only months away, there have already been reports of fierce door to door campaigning done by intending candidates in communities within the national capital. Reports reaching this paper claimed that a good number of intending candidates have already started holding community meetings and also visited homes in attempts to win…