McCully to attend Pacific Islands Forum

New Zealand Foreign Minister Murray McCully will lead the New Zealand delegation to the 45rd Pacific Islands Forum in Palau on behalf of Prime Minister John Key this week. “The Forum is the foremost annual meeting of Pacific leaders and I am honoured to be representing the Prime Minister at this event,” McCully says.  “The…

Pacific region more involved in international processes, especially on MDGs in the last six years – Slade

Pacific Island Countries have in the past six years stepped up their engagement in the international community processes, especially at the United Nations. And the outgoing Secretary General of the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat, Tuiloma Neroni Slade of Samoa attributes this to the work done by Pacific Missions represented in New York.  “During my six…

Pacific summit to urge action on climate change

Pacific island leaders will renew calls for meaningful action on climate change at a regional summit opening in Palau on Tuesday, amid fears rising seas will swamp their low-lying nations. Many of the 15 nations represented at the Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) lie barely a metre (three feet) above sea level, and regard themselves as…

TANGO LOSES SUPPORT: Three ministers and a backbencher resigns

Three provincial government ministers within the Renbel government led by premier Lence Tango have resigned over the weekend. This left the premier with a minority support to lead the government. Clerk to the Renbel provincial government assembly Dicter Maitaki revealed this to the Solomon Star yesterday. Mr Maitaki confirmed receiving their resignation letters on Saturday…

Airlines deplores Fiji tactics

National Carrier Solomon Airlines has strongly condemned the action of the Fijian Office of Civil Aviation for suspending its codeshare flight with Air Niugini. This came after the airline’s current Honiara-Nadi code share flights operated by Air Niugini have been suspended last week forcing many passengers booked through Solomon Airlines to miss their flights. Last…

Call to announce penalty

The Solomon Islands Electoral Commission (SIEC) must quickly announce what actions it would take against those who registered more than once during the recent voter registrations. Joseph Osifera, a resident of Wind Valley, White River in West Honiara said the commission must quickly announce the consequences or penalty it would take against those who registered…

Folobaeko’s new learning center now opens

Kindy children and adults in villages surrounding Folobaeko in West Kwara’ae, Malaita province now have access to pre and post school learning, after a new learning center was opened in April this year. The community of Folobaeko gathered themselves and built this new school with bush materials with the help of men women and children.…

Renbel to celebrate second appointed day

Renbel province will celebrate of its second appointed day tomorrow. This was despite the resignation of three ministers and one back bencher from the current provincial government led by premier Lence Tango. The celebration will be held at Batonu playing ground in Belona Island for the first time. Acting Prime Minister who is also the…

Our Telekom applauds rural leaders

Our Telekom has commended rural Malaita provincial leaders for accepting the company to install more towers in their areas. The company’s public relations officer Lawrence Nodua said this as the company will kick off its launching program in the province starting today. About 13 new towers will be launched in the coming days and weeks…

Sogavare welcomes appointment of new police chief

The former Solomon Islands Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare says he supports the appointment of an Australian as his country’s new Police Commissioner. Frank Prendergast is the new commissioner after a brief period when a Solomon Islands national held the role. The last Australian to serve as commissioner, Shane Castles, was controversially dismissed in 2007 and…