Overloading still a concern

THE continuous overloading of vessels travelling to Honiara from Auki has yet again sparked concern not only from responsible authorities but also from the general Malaita public. Over the past few weeks, marine vessels providing weekly shipping services to Auki have continuously been overloaded and evaded being detained by Police. Police had previously detained two…

Officers survive sea ordeal

FOUR police officers and a chief of Atori, East Malaita, survived when their canoe capsized due to rough seas last week. They were on their way to attend to an incident in the area. According to reports received, the five were on their way to Ambe in north Malaita when they met the heavy storm…

USP to sign MOU with Isabel

A TEAM from University of the South Pacific (USP) team is in Isabel this week to discuss and sign a deal with the provincial authorities for to establishment of USP centre in Buala. This was confirmed by the Isabel provincial secretary John Mark Lokumana yesterday when speaking to Solomon Star from Buala. PS Lokumana said,…

Gold Ridge group wants Fijian security guards out

THE Gold Ridge People’s Power Group (GRPPG) has called on the national government to disengage the Fijian security firm contracted to provide security at Gold Ridge mine site, central Guadalcanal. The group said the job should have been given to locals. Spokesman for the group Ribson Nunua said people of Gold Ridge are not happy…

Selfies for development – be in the picture

SNAP and send us a selfie to be part of a global movement supporting a United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) proposal for a specific goal on youth in the post-2015 global development agenda. UNFPA Pacific Sub-Regional Office (PSRO) Director and Representative Dr Laurent Zessler yesterday launched the selfie campaign for the Oceania region during a…

Tourist operators unhappy with airstrip closure

LURING tourists to Malaita Province continued to be a hurdle, which both the provincial government and tourism operators based in the provincial capital of Auki face as a result of the closure of Gwaunaru’u airfield. The airstrip was closed since last year due to a dispute amongst landowners. Premier of Malaita province, Edwin Suibaea previously…

Korovou fishery centre to be upgraded

THE rundown Korovou fishery centre in Shorthand Island, Western Province will be upgraded soon. That’s according to acting premier of Western province Wayne Maepio. “The province had secured funds from the ministry of fisheries and provincial government,” Mr Maepio said. “As soon as the contractor is secured work on the centre should start anytime.” Mr…

CBR conducts human rights training in Central Province

THE nineth Human Rights Training organised by Community Based Rehabiliation Unit of the Ministry of Health and Medical Services was held at Tulagi, Central Province, on June 18 and 19. This training is a continious advocacy and awareness raising on the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities carried out throughout the country to…

Vehicles helps out in Bemobile promotions

The country’s second mobile phone provider Bemobile is now using the private and public transport in Honiara as part of promoting its newly launched 3G service, mobile products and the magic number 8 cheap calls. This will run for a month. Bemobile sales officer Elma Lekevolomo told the Solomon Star yesterday said the company had…

Employees urged to dress neatly

Managing director of Fashion De Hapi Isles has reiterated his call on all Solomon Islanders to dress decent when serving people in their offices. Peterson Boso highlighted this during an official handing over of uniforms to the officers at maritime division and the High Court on Monday. Mr Boso said Solomon Island should wear clean…