Government vows to top sports facilities

GOVERNMENT has promised to develop sports in the country through the provision of better sports facilities. Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare made the assurance yesterday while congratulating Team Solomons following their performance so far saying, Solomon Islands’ athletes competing at the South Pacific Games in Papua New Guinea have done the nation proud. In recognition of…

Naha clinic to open soon

Termite stricken clinic at Naha will soon to open next month, says the Honiara City Council (HCC) assistant Director of Nursing Moses Karuni. Speaking to the Solomon Star yesterday Karuni said, the HCC health authority is aware of the high demand for medical service in Naha area, considering its dense population and distant location from…

NPF clarifies position

Solomon Islands National Provident Fund (SINPF) says that performance of investments can credit member contributions from 2.5% to whatever rate the Fund’s investments can deliver. The Fund’s Deputy Manager Michael Wate made the clarification yesterday following a concern raised by a local man Hendry Kahui. “Where was Hendry Kahui when the credit was 2.7% in…

US Navy band awes Honiara youths

THE visiting US Navy and Military Brass band surprises the youths at the youth market festival which enters its second day yesterday. It was a thrilling one hour show at the Rove Police ground when the visiting friends took the youths away with their mixture of the different genres.  A young youth that was interviewed…

Japanese volunteers arrive

First batch of Japanese volunteers are in the country to kick off their program in the country. They will be working in various sectors including our health and education sector. Yesterday after three Japanese who have arrived shared their experiences after a week of stay in Honiara. The three volunteers are 27 years old male…

CIP teams on disaster assessment mission

Initial damage assessment teams have headed for various disaster-struck locations around the Central Islands this week. This is to assess and verify information about bad weather damage caused by tropical cyclone Raquel. The Provincial Disaster Committee (PDC) for Central Islands Province (CIP) gave the go ahead for the mission and finalised movement plans early this…

Group amazes crowd at WARA opening

PAELONGE Bamboo band has stunned over hundreds of people that attended the official opening of the Rokotanikeni 16th meeting at the KG Sixth school hall on Tuesday. It was rumored after their short sneak peak show by many as ‘bringing a taste of Gizo town to Honiara’. They rocked the hall with their usual melodic…

Maneka strengthens relationship with communities

FORMER Minister for Mines, Energy and Rural Electrification and Member of Parliament (MP) for North Guadalcanal Constituency has strengthened his relationship with the Baravule Community in North Guadalcanal yesterday. A moving ceremony was held between the Baravule Church Community and MP Samson Maneka. Exchange of chupu and words of encouragement from each community leaders, church…

Tender for Auki tar-sealing in progress

DETERIORATING roads in Auki, Malaita Province will soon be repaired again. Vehicle owners have been calling for road repair within Auki Township. Malaita premier Peter Ramohia said the process to put out tender is in progress. “We still have no contractor identified but as soon as that is done, the contractor will start the job.”…