KFPL conducts employment awareness in Rannogah

Kolobangara Forestry Products Limited (KFPL) held four days of employment and recruitment awareness on Rannogah Island, Western province last week. The awareness program was aimed at giving information on the right procedure people in the rural area can following if they want to work for KFPL and in the tree plantations. The awareness program started…

CSSI improvements highlighted

The Correctional Service of the Solomon Islands (CSSI) has shown great improvement and major development within its organisation. This was revealed by the undersecretary of the ministry of police, national security and correctional service during the graduation of new 35 new officers last Friday. Undersecretary Stephen Maesiola said that there are great developments being witnessed…

South Sea Islanders panel discussion held successfully

A panel discussion of the Australian South Sea Islanders was held successfully over the weekend at the Solomon Islands National Museum auditorium in Honiara. Director of the Solomon Islands National Museum Tony Heorake said the discussion was organized by the National Museum to mark the world museum day. The Australian South Sea Islanders (blackbirding) story…

Commonwealth ministers to meet on global health priorities

When they meet in Geneva this week, health ministers from across the 53-nation Commonwealth community will put national and global health policy priorities front and centre. That will include strengthening public health systems, immunisation, nutrition, and communicable and non-communicable diseases. The Commonwealth health ministers meeting comes as governments worldwide look to agree new targets to…

International museum day celebrated

The history of Black birding and Australia South Islanders is known very little in education curriculum of Solomon Island. These were the words of minister of culture and tourism Samuel Manetoali in his official speech opening of the international museum day last Friday in Honiara. Mr Manetoali said the national museum realised Black Birding history…

Soltuna plans to increase prizes

Local tuna company Soltuna is planning to increase its prizes in future draws to help families in the country. Sotuna marketing manager Kenwood Harry revealed this to the Solomon Star last week during the handing over of cash prizes to three wining participants at company ware house last week. Each winner walked away with $4,000…

CSSI recruits challenged

35 newly recruited correctional service officers passed-out on Friday after twelve weeks of training at Rove headquarters, Honiara. They were awarded with certificates. Delivering his speech during the graduation, under secretary of police, national security and correctional service Stephen Maesiola said that the road from here on will not be easy. “It comes with challenges…

Night of terror

Police fired more than 50 rounds of tear gas as they launched an all out battle against a large mob that looted and burned down shops in the King George area, Friday night. The trouble was initiated by a group of disgruntled flood victims who were reportedly unhappy with the rehabilitation package they received from…