Manetoali joins SIVB on Isabel tour

Minister of culture and tourism Samuel Manetoali is joining the Solomon Island Visitors Bureau (SIVB) on its fourth provincial tour to Isabel province today. The tour is an initiatives of SIVB board of directors to allow the new SIVB chief executive officer (CEO) Josefa Tuamoto to visit some of the tourists destinations in the country.…

IPAM wins international award

The Institute of Public Administration & Management (IPAM) receives pioneer recognition award in the ICDL Asia annual forum in Singapore on Wednesday 2nd April 2014. The award was received by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Public Service, Mr. Ishmael Avui. The International Computer Drivers Licence (ICDL) Pioneer award recognizes IPAM as the very…

Landing craft undergo repair works

Washed ashore landing craft (LC) Ocean Grace is now at the Sasape International slipway in Tulagi, central province for overhaul and refitting. A crew and welder on board LC Ocean Grace told the Solomon  Star yesterday tha the landing craft is now currently at the Sasape slipway since Monday. “We are now in Tulagi to…

Global and regional rise of diseases spread by mosquitoes

THE Pacific is currently experiencing a growing epidemic of diseases spread by mosquitoes. The global concern for these diseases was highlighted yesterday, World Health Day; this year’s theme is vector-borne diseases. More than half the world’s population is at risk from diseases spread by vectors (mosquitoes, ticks or flies). In the Pacific, 21 documented outbreaks…

Border challenge for Pacific

THE region will be a haven for criminals, drug and human traffickers and money laundering if Customs organisations did not work together. And if those organisations lagged behind in their responsibilities and roles, the Pacific region would be a dumping ground for contraband goods.   This was the message by Fiji’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs…

CBR & stakeholders way forward 2014 & beyond

The training on Human Rights coordinated by the National Community Based Rehabilitation program targeting health workers and stakeholders in the country is seen as vital and timely in order that those responsible shall embark on programs and activities that will improve and enhance decisions on policies, work plans and activities and hence quality service delivery…

Flood affected Kwaibaita farmers

The recent bad weather and flash flood that affected parts of the country has also hit hard on rural farmers in Malaita province. Auki police said there were no reports reaching them about any damages. However only Atori police confirmed that the bad weather had affected farmers in East Malaita. Speaking to this paper from…

Solomon Water wants cooperation

THE current disaster has affected a lot of services – one basic one is water to the Honiara population. Solomon Water said water supply to the city has been affected therefore the public should boil water before drinking. “Solomon Water advises that until water services return to normal, everyone in Honiara should boil water they…