Fee to foot bill

USERS of the public toilet at the Central Market are now footing the cost for the renovation of the toilet by paying $5.00 per entry. This came after the Honiara City Council (HCC) was unable to meet the cost of $180, 000 incurred by the contractor to renovate the public facility. Recently the facility had…

ROC youth ambassadors here

ABOUT 20 youth ambassadors from the Republic of China (ROC) Taiwan have arrived on Monday afternoon at the Henderson International Airport in Honiara. They were being led by the Director General on Home Assignment of Asia and Pacific Affairs Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs Mr Sung Wen-Cheng. Their visit to the country is to engage…

SI to participate in MSG show

EIGHT members of the Solomon Islands Artist Association (SIAA) have been confirmed to attend the upcoming Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) countries trade show and fair day in New Caledonia on November. Association President Barney Rooney told the Solomon Star in an interview, Tuesday, saying the eight members comprises of both male and female and they…

Employees protest

DIRECT employees of the Ministry Health and Medical Services working at the Kilu’ufi Hospital in Auki, Malaita province has staged a peaceful protest, demanding the hospital management to pay their outstanding allowances. The peaceful protest was based on the demand for payment of dirty allowances, danger allowances and special duties allowances. The protest group included…

Deadly crash

TWO people are dead and two others in serious condition following a fatal early morning accident at Doma, West of Honiara, Monday. The dead were the male driver and a 15 year old student who was sitting at the passenger’s seat in front. Reports reaching the paper said, the accident occurred at around 7.30am after…

Cruise ship workshop held

SOUTH Pacific Tourism Organisation (SPTO) has organised a one day cruise ship workshop at Heritage Park Hotel on Monday. Solomon Island Visitors Bureau (SIVB), Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Inbound tour operators, private sectors and stakeholders attended the workshop. SPTO Marketing Manager, Alisi Lutu who facilitated the workshop said, the aim was to look into…

Biological survey starts today

A TWO weeks first ever biological survey on the highest mountain in Solomon Islands will begin today. A statement from the Solomon Islands Community Conservation Partnership said, about 40 national, regional and international biodiversity experts will carry out flora and fauna surveys on Mount Popomanacheu in the hinterland of Central Guadalcanal from September 8-23. The…