China warns its investors

CHINESE investors are urged to respect the laws and people of Solomon Islands when doing business here. The warning came from the Envoy for China-Pacific Islands Forum Dialogue Wang Xuefeng. He made the call in Honiara on Friday after he learned about an agreement that was signed by a Chinese company, China Sam Enterprise Group…

A STEP CLOSER TO W’CUP

Kurukuru to meet Futsal Whites in grand final By CARLOS ARUAFU SOLOMON Islands Kurukuru is one step closer to the 2020 FIFA Futsal World Cup in Lithuania, after booking a grand final play-off against the New Zealand Futsal Whites yesterday. This was possible after they beat the host, New Caledonia in a thrilling semi-final at…

Our support still remains, says US 

THE United States says it’s committed to fund infrastructure projects here, including Bina Harbour in Malaita, despite the China switch. Port Moresby-based US ambassador to Solomon Islands, Catherine Ebert-Gray made the assurance during an interview with the Solomon Star. It was her fifteenth and final visit here before her tenure as Ambassador to Solomon Islands,…

 Schools re-thinking Plastic

FIVE schools in Honiara have completed a trial on the alternative use of single use plastic which aims to provide insight on how behaviour influences habits regarding waste management.  Over 13 weeks, the schools – Koloale, Florence Young, Emmaus, Honiara Senior High School and St. Nicholas College tested interventions to reduce plastic waste generated during…

RIPEL committee progresses

THE Cabinet Sub- Committee Secretariat under the Office of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (OPMC) had initiated onto an ambitious implementation program on community partnership, investment and development for Russel Islands, reports the PM’s Press Secretariat. This was stated during a briefing with the Chairman of the RIPEL Cabinet Sub Committee Chachabule Amoi at the…

Noro cable landing station commissioned

Minister for Communication and Aviation Peter Shanel, the Australian High Commissioner Roderick Brazier and dignitaries. THE Noro cable landing station has been officially commissioned on Thursday in Western province. The Minister for Communication and Aviation Peter Shanel together with the Premier of Western Province David Gina and the Australian High Commissioner Roderick Brazier officially unveiled…

China’s special envoy here

China’s Special Envoy to the Pacific Island Forum Dialogue Ambassador H.E Wang Xuefeng is Honiara to discuss matters of importance with the various government officials. The Solomon Star understands that this is one of the many important visits from various high level officials from China after the diplomatic relation was established between the two countries…