Work on DCC’s policy document continues

THE Democratic Coalition for Change (DCC) government policy formulating team is still working on the document according to the Special Secretary to the Prime Minister. Rence Sore could not reveal the time expected to complete the document. Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare immediately after his election on December 8 last year assured the nation that the…

SINTA gives DCC ultimatum

THE Solomon Islands Teachers Association has given the Democratic Coalition for Change Government (DCC) until June this year to address teacher’s long standing grievances. With this given time, SINTA has called on the DCC to urgently address teachers’ concerns before June. This call was made during the SINTA Annual General Meeting yesterday at the Honiara…

SMF presents constitution to SINTA

The Solomon Islands Teachers Association Member’s Funds SMF has presented its constitution to SINTA during SINTA’s annual general meeting at the Honiara High School yesterday. The constitution was welcomed by SINTA and the SMF members. SINTA’s General Secretary Samson Faisi has described the formulation of the SMF Constitution as a milestone achievement of the association…

Street vendors back in numbers

WHILE a good lot cleans up the streets at night in preparation for the business day, another lot moves in during day with betel-but and cigarette to contribute to the littering. It has been a concern and continues to be a concern that the law enforcement division of the Honiara City Council is urged to…

Malaita teachers want postings released

TEACHERS in Malaita are calling on the Ministry of Education to release teachers’ posting lists for this year 2015. A group of teachers told the Solomon Star office in Auki some schools will be opening school doors next week. “As such, it would be good to know our postings so that we can prepare. Travelling…

Malaita premier asked to review appointments

MALAITA Province premier Peter Chanel Ramohia has been asked to review and relieve some of the political appointees engaged by the past executive. A concern Malaitan Robert Unu said those appointed politically by the past government were an added cost to the province. “It was obvious these people did nothing tangible really in supporting the…

SPTO hails end to aviation impasse between Fiji and Solomon Islands

THE region’s tourism organisation has hailed the milestone agreement by two friendly neighbouring Pacific nations to resume air services, a positive development in the tourism industry of both nations. South Pacific Tourism Organisation (SPTO) Chief Executive Officer Ilisoni Vuidreketi said the agreement reached this week between the Governments of Fiji and the Solomon Islands could…

Fiji Airways withdraws ASPA membership

FIJI Airways yesterday announced it has withdrawn its membership with the Association of South Pacific Airlines (ASPA) with immediate effect. The airline made the decision in light of recent strongly “biased public announcements” made by ASPA which it opposes. These comments relate to the recent issues of air travel services between Fiji and the Solomon…