SIBC to have Climate and Disaster Resilience plan

SOLOMON Islands Broadcasting Corporation (SIBC) is one of eight national broadcast stations in the Pacific that will have Climate and Disaster Resilience Plans developed by April 2015.  A new project will help broadcast stations strengthen their ability to provide quality and timely information without fail. This timely communication will enable communities to prepare and respond…

JICA explains loan scheme

JAPAN yesterday explained its ODA (Overseas Development Assistance) loan scheme to key government representatives in Honiara. This was during a half-day seminar Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) conducted for local government reps. While Japan is one of the main donors here, it also lends out money to developing countries on very low interest rates, long-term…

Special MSG meet in PNG

PAPUA New Guinea Prime Minister Peter O’Neill Tuesday welcomed the Chair of the Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) and Spokesperson of the FLNKS, and Co-Chair of the Special MSG Leaders Summit, Victor Tutugoro during his courtesy call in Port Moresby. PM O’Neill on behalf of the Government and People of Papua New Guinea said:“I am greatly…

Last show this Friday

The G’day Solomon Islands Film Festival ends tomorrow with the last film ‘Bran Nue Dae’.  Mr Andrew Byrne Australian High Commissioner said the High Commission had been pleased to provide this unique cinema experience to hundreds of Honiara residents and encouraged everyone to come and enjoy the final showing for this year’s Film Festival. “Bran…

Call to increase support for ECE

PUTTING more emphasis on Early Childhood Teachers (ECE) is what Honiara Council City (HCC) education authority needs to consider. These were the words of Mbokonavera early childhood education supervisor Meleina Palmer at the closing a three day workshop on integrated yearly planning at the Honiara city council ECE centre near the national library yesterday. Ms…

New office complex for Central

Central Island province Monday next week will receive their newly completed provincial complex thanks to the provincial government funding assistance. Acting provincial secretary of the province Hendry Limbo yesterday said the official opening of the office complex would be held on Monday. “This complex has gone through some work and remain for more than 10…

Shipping companies warned

Central Island provincial government has warned shipping companies operating in the province without settling their business license fees to settle them with the province or face justice.  Acting provincial secretary Hendry Limbo told Solomon Star yesterday said the province is taking tough action against shipping operators which operates services to the province without paying up…