Gela’s traditional fishing way highlighted

A traditional fishing method used by Ngela ancestors was highlighted during the three day yacht festival at Roderick Bay Hideaway over the weekend. Called Kwarao fishing, it was a traditional fishing method did by Gela people on swallow water where wild ropes brought from the bushes were tied up together and stretched  several metres in…

Victory for anti-corruption

The sentencing of John Poloso for defrauding the state of more than $1.5 million sends a strong message to the public according to Transparency Solomon Islands (TSI). Last week Mr. Poloso was jailed for two and the half years by Magistrate Jim Seuika after pleading guilty to two counts of false pretence. In a statement…

Locals learn better driving

Three officials of the Solomon Islands Electricity Authority [SIEA] have completed a week-long driving instructors’ permit course organised by the Land Transport Authority (LTA) last week. They have joined 40 other local participants to expand their driving skills and also build capacity to run their own accredited driving schools one day. Their participation was made…

Santa Ana celebrates arrival of modern communication

Solomon Islands are rich not only in the diversity of the customs, culture, rituals and lifestyle of the people; they are also generously endowed with natural resources. These natural resources include not only the mineral resources that Alvaro de Mendana who named it the Solomon Islands so many years ago but also the natural resources…

MMF: Announce the new police chief

Malaita Ma’asina Forum (MMF) is calling on the government to quickly announce the new Police Chief. The call came following reports the name of the new police chief has already been submitted to the Office of the Prime Minister for its final say. Forum President Charles Dausabea claimed people of this country are so excited…

Central big day

Central province will celebrate its second appointed day today. A number of activities have been planned for the day. Acting provincial police commander John Sara told the Solomon Star last week that the celebration will be held at the provincial capital Tulagi. His officers will be part of the event by conduct a parade. Since…

PM: Melanesia the powerhouse of Pacific

PRIME Minister Peter O’Neill has hailed the Melanesian nations as the economic powerhouse of the Pacific. He told a special Melanesian Spearhead Group leaders’ summit in Port Moresby on Wednesday night that “together our region comprises the landmass, bigger population, immense bio-diversity as well as greater economic activity and growth”. “We are at the forefront…

Sofu in Korea

Minister for public service Stanley Sofu along with his permanent secretary attended the 2014 UN Public Service Forum in Seoul, South Korea last week. The forum gives an opportunity for public service ministers from Europe, Latin America, Africa, Asia, Caribbean and the pacific with their official and international experts  and practitioners to discuss and exchange…

Curiosity led him on

HE describes himself as one who is shy and reserved. You would not have suspected it if you were at his presentation at the University of the South Pacific last week where the topic has been something of interest to him since he was a boy. Lekima Copeland is freshwater ichthyologist at the USP’s Institute…

Fijians in high spirit at arts festival

THE Fiji delegation led the march for the official opening ceremony of the 5th Melanesian Arts and Culture Festival in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea on Saturday. A statement from the Ministry of Information reported that the delegation marched for more than five kilometres from the festival arts village to Sir John Guise stadium. Permanent…