‘Do not under estimate the nature’

Out board motors (OBM) drivers throughout the country have been reminded not to under estimate the power of nature. Wheatley Douglas, a marine officer based in Gizo, Western province made this call yesterday after the search for the five missing men was called off. The incident happened on Thursday when a boat carrying seven people…

ANZ-Australian Govt team up in mobile banking

ANZ today announced an agreement with the Australian Government to support the increased roll out of mobile banking and financial literacy programs to a further 65,000 Solomon Islanders previously excluded from traditional banking services. As part of this partnership, the Australian Government will provide additional funding to assist ANZ to improve access to phone banking…

US Secretary of State to visit here

AFP – U.S Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to Myanmar, Australia and Solomon Islands later this month, the State Department says. Kerry will arrive in Myanmar’s capital Naypyitaw on August 9 where he will meet government leaders and attend a series of gatherings including the ASEAN Regional Forum and East Asia Summit ministerial…

BOAT SINKS, FIVE MISSING

SEARCH is underway for five people who have gone missing after their boat sank last week in the Western province. Reports reaching the paper said a ray boat believed to be powered by a 60 horse-powered outboard motor (OBM) carrying seven males sank between the open waters of Vella La Vella and Choiseul. The boat…

JFK’s last surviving rescuer died

Former US President JF Kennedy’s surviving rescuer has died at his home village at the age of 94 yesterday. The brave Aaron (Eroni) Kumana was one of the two brave Solomon Island scouts during the height of the WWII recognised for saving the life of US former president John F Kennedy. For without the two…

Noro school hall project gets support

Bolton International of United States and Indonesia has offered help to fund Noro community high school (NCHS) multi-purpose  hall. According to Omoro newsletter which was launched on Friday in Noro it highlighted the building is progressing and hopes to be completed by the end of this year. Donor, namely Bolton International, is eager to see…

Tuna company boss visits Noro

A top shareholder of Tri-Marine International operates Soltuna fishing and processing limited in Noro visited the tuna centre last week. During his visit Renato Curto also called in at the Noro community high school last Friday where he was able to launch a first ever newsletter for the school called Umoro. Chairman of the school…

Potential commodities to export

FIVE overseas countries have indicated their interests to import locally produced commodities from Solomon Islands. Noel Roposi chief field officer (Marketing) with in the marketing unit, agriculture planning division of the ministry of agriculture and livestock said the breakthrough was made possible following various feasibility studies and bilateral talks held with various countries. “Based on…

PREMIER WARNED: Step down or call full assembly meeting

The ministry of provincial government and institutional strengthening (MPGIS) has issued an ultimatum to the Renbel premier Lence Tangosia to be  step down or call a full provincial assembly meeting since he does not have the numbers in his government. Renbel provincial secretary (PS) Angiki Peseika Baiabe revealed this to the Solomon Star yesterday. Mr…