Florida proposes pana festival

Pana festival has been proposed as the next event to be held in Florida Island next year. This was revealed by Director of Pata Sauragi Home stay Peter Sagupari to the Solomon Star during the official closing of the 3rd yacht festival held at Roderick Hideaway accommodation on Friday. Mr Sagupari said the pana festival…

Manetiva supports Green Tourism

The Central Island government has thanked the services offered by Green Tourism Solomon Island Ltd to the province and encouraged them to expand the services across to other islands in Central. Stanley Manetiva highlighted this during official closing of the 3rd yacht festival at Roderick Bay Hideaway accommodation over the weekend. Mr Manetiva said since…

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…

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…