The life of a true fisherman

Fishing has long been a survival motion for the people of Fishing Village – just outside the township of Gizo, in the Western province. It is the only main source of income for the people there and it is through fishing outside the coastal reefs of Gizo Island and fish through the outer smaller islands…

Public servants warned

‘Stay out of the public debates’ Government workers have been warned to refrain from involving in the current political situation, leading towards the election of the new Prime Minister on Wednesday. A public service memorandum sighted by the Sunday Star has called for neutrality and impartiality of public officers. The memo signed by the Permanent…

Catholic youths enact the passion of Christ

CATHOLIC youths of the Holy Cross Cathedral in Honiara enacted the annual drama of the passion of the Christ in front of hundreds of people along the street yesterday morning. The drama started from the Honiara Central Marketat 8am and ended at the Holy Cross Cathedral. The youths teamed up with fellow Catholics from their…

Dive operators to form body

A MAJOR step forward for the future promotion and development of the Solomon Islands dive tourism sector, the destination’s main dive operators have agreed to combine resources to create a formal representative body – Dive Operators Solomon Islands (DOSI). The move follows a recent forum in Honiara facilitated by Strongim Bisnis, an Australian government initiative…

Manele explains party decision

WHY WE JOIN DCGA JEREMIAH Manele says his party decided to join the Democratic Coalition Government for Advancement (DCGA) based on the leadership style of Manasseh Sogvare and other party leaders that made up the camp. Sogavare is DCGA’s candidate for the prime minister’s job. Manele, parliamentary wing leader of the Democratic Alliance Party (DAP),…

SISBEC expands to Munda

THE Solomon Islands Small Business Enterprise Centre (SISBEC) has finally opened its doors on Thursday in Munda, Western province. A ceremony to declare the official opening of the organisation was attended by numerous individuals including the Deputy Premier and Permanent Secretary of the Western Province,as well as church and community leaders. In his speech at…

MMF halts planned meeting

THE Malaita Ma’asina Forum (MMF) has put on hold the proposed public meeting to discuss the issues surrounding the lending of loans and payment by the Solomon Islands National Provident Fund (SINPF). Speaking to the Solomon Star, President of MMF Martin Housanau said they have decide to halt the propose meeting to discuss NPF, on…

Heavy rain flooded Gizo

HEAVY rain on Tuesday has caused flooding to many low lying areas of Gizo township, Western Province. The heavy down pour has caught the township off guard due to its poor drainage system. This had resulted in mud water flooding some of the shops, Church compounds, accommodation, private homes and offices in the heart of…

Visiting artists here on research

A team of Artists and Biologists from Europe, America, Africa and Australia are visiting the country as part of their research. On Monday they participated at an art exhibition held at Art Gallery along with other Solomon Islanders artist. The visiting artists varied from painting, filming to craft and photographers. During their presentation they shared…

Police boosts traffic checks

OFFICERS of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) at the Kukum Traffic Centre in Honiara are increasing traffic checks on the capital’s roads as part of the operation for the election of a new Prime Minister, next week. Deputy Director, Kukum Traffic Centre, Inspector Brian Surimalefo says: “Two hundred and one vehicles have been…