PM condemns ‘shooting’ of Malaysian Airline

PRIME Minister Gordon Darcy Lilo has joined global leaders in expressing his sympathy to the families of the passengers shot down over Ukraine, Thursday, on Malaysian passenger airline MH17. In strongly condemning the shooting Mr Lilo described it as a “horrendous act of terrorism against innocent global citizens”. “I join world leaders in condemning such…

Betel nut back at the main market

WHEN the Central Market was newly completed and occupied, there were strict regulations against selling of betel-nut there. The regulations were upheld up to recent times. A concern market visitor John Waki said it is an eye-sore nowadays. “People simply do not listen. They have ears and continue to disobey the rules. “The main market…

Allowances unfair: SINU teaching students

SELF-Sponsored students of the School of Education at the Solomon Island National University [SINU] Panatina campus have expressed disagreement with what they described as ‘unfair allowances’. One of the concerned students Wilson Mae said self sponsored students are not included in the Ministry of Education’s list for allowances for practical. “We were told only students…

Two females graduate at ANU

Two local Solomon Islands student has graduated with Masters Degree at the Australian National University College (ANU), Canberra Friday. They are Caroline Laore and Annie Kwai. Laore graduated with a Masters in Social Research while Kwai with a Masters of Arts with Honours in History. Speaking to Sunday Star from Canberra Ms Kwai said “it was…

PIC, some of world’s most risk countries: World Bank

Hardship and vulnerability remains some of the Pacific Island Countries growing problems and threats stemmed from various issues including Non-Communicable Diseases to natural Disasters. This was according to research from the World Bank, March 2014. The report finds that extreme poverty remains rare in the pacific, but that over 20 per cent of people in…

Curb on Overfishing

“Pacific Island states have suffered greatly for too long at the mercy of distant rich nations who for decades have systematically plundered their natural oceanic resources offering in return a pittance, which has been accepted without much complaining by Pacific leaders”. At a major business event in Papua New Guinea late last year, the audience…

A worthwhile choice of support

SICCI donates $12,100 San IsidroTraining Centre A team from San Isidoro Care Centre on West Guadalcanal were at the Solomon Islands Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SICCI) Wednesday 16th July, for the official hand over of a cheque donation from the Chamber. The San Isidoro team was led by Director, Brother George Vanderzant of Netherlands,…

Palau – where size doesn’t matter

Leading the world in environmental protection Not counting the 400 or so volcano-uplifted little limestone islands that make up the spectacular Rock Islands, Palau is small. With a population of 21,000 living in the islands’ 16 states, the island republic does live up to the Greek meaning of the name of the cultural grouping it…

Tourism is the winner

“Perhaps the region’s hospitality industry needed global endorsement about the islands’ cuisine to take it more seriously. Now that it has been garnered in good measure, they should take to it forthwith”. It is rare that positive news from the Pacific Islands region makes it to the world stage. More often than not, it is…