Forest sector eyes bio-economy

Hopes to filling the gap of diminishing logging industry in the country and help mitigate climate change issues was discussed during the recent visit of His Royal Highness (HRH), The Prince of Wales, Prince Charles to the country. Forest Minister, Hon. Ishmael Avui and the Permanent Secretary, Dr Vaeno Vigulu met and briefly discussed with…

SI, Indonesia sign development cooperation framework, grant deal

The Minister of Foreign Affairs and External Trade Jeremiah Manele and his Indonesian counterpart Ibu Retno Marsudi signed the Development Cooperation Framework Agreement between Solomon Islands and Indonesia on Friday 6th December in Bali. Speaking to the media after the historical signing, Minister Manele expressed appreciation for the partnership between Solomon Islands and Indonesia and…

Anti-corruption day today

International Anti-corruption Day 2019 will be celebrated today in Honiara. As part of the event a parade will take place this morning from 8.30am from the Honiara City Council (HCC) car park all the way down to the Museum Auditorium. Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare will deliver the keynote address. Parliament made a special adjournment to…

Local tourism promoted in Japan

TOURISM Solomons, in partnership with the Solomon Islands Tourism Office in Tokyo, facilitated an international tourism promotion talk in Tokyo to all tourism investors, travel agents, and tourism businesses operators across Japan.  The event attracted more than 30 participants with different tourism backgrounds and interest to the Solomon Islands and the South Pacific. On 3rd…

Local journos in China

Eleven journalists representing the mainstream media, private sector and Government Communication Unit are currently in China on a “cultural exchange” trip from 5th-14th December. The trip was arranged by a task force from the Chinese Embassy in Papua New Guinea (PNG), after a meeting with members of the local media in November. Deputy Secretary to…

Students unhappy with China delay

LOCAL students studying in Taiwan have expressed their disappointment over the government’s delay in responding to their call not to move them to China following the recent diplomatic switch.  The Solomon Star understands the Minister of Education and Human Resource Development (MERHD) had already received the letter from the students, which was hand delivered to…