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Stimulating Growth through Infrastructure Development By SAMSON SADE  Solomon Island is not just Honiara. Out there in the provinces that constitute the Solomon, are untapped attractions and resources that their economic benefits are yet to be realized. Difficulties in enjoying these attractions and resources are partly attributed to remoteness and the lack and poor level…

First PLS recruited 

IN a major milestone for Solomon Islands, the first ever Pacific Labour Scheme (PLS) workers have been recruited.  The exciting new program, launched last year, will enable Solomon Islanders to work in Australia for up to three years.  In a great start for 2019, Australian employer PowerPac has recruited 11 PLS workers from Solomon Islands. …

Wale: We suffer from negligent govt

SOLOMON Islands Democratic Party (SIDP) Leader Mathew Wale says Solomon Islands is suffering the consequences of its negligent leadership. Mr Wale made the statement when giving his key note address during the launching of the Party manifesto in Honiara, Thursday. “Governments have known about the inevitable reduction in logging for the past eight years, especially…

Beche-de-mer harvest to cease, April

THE current harvest period for Beche-de-mer in Solomon Islands will be ceased at the end of April. Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources (MFMR) made this known to the Solomon Star in a statement on Thursday. “All activities relating to bech-de-mer harvesting will cease on April 30, 2019,” the statement said. It also added that…

Australian naval ship visits here

A ROYAL Australian Navy Hydrographic Ship HMAS Melville is visiting Honiara for her crew to conduct outreach activities with the community and host a number of functions from 1 to 5 February.  The Commanding Officer of HMAS Melville, Lieutenant Commander Dean Battilana, said his crew is looking forward to spending some well-earned time ashore in…

Hou: US grant will greatly assist SI

CARETAKER Prime Minister Rick Hou said the Millennium Challenge Corporation [MCC] threshold program will assist greatly towards the country’s development aspirations. When delivering a statement to the local media Thursday last week, Rick Hou said in terms of priority investment areas that could be of interest to the MCC, Solomon Islands will not be starting from…

Uncollected rubbish irks residents

The piles of uncollected rubbish in the streets of Auki have become an eyesore and concern for the general public. These thrashes were left unattended since late last year. A visit made to the rubbish piles have discovered that the wastes are decaying, which is now polluting the streets with its bad odour. It also…

SIEC: Pay nomination fees in cash

Intending Candidates are reminded that the payment of Nomination Fees ($5000) will be made at the constituency level with returning officers. Therefore, it is safe to use or pay in cash and not cheque, the Solomon Islands Electoral Commission has stated. SIEC added that if an intending candidate pay up using a cheque and it…

WP leaders declare vow to ‘war’ against Indo

ABC: Leaders of the Free West Papua movement have met in the PNG capital Port Moresby to stress their commitment to war against Indonesia. The group’s chairman Jeffrey Bomanak delivered a statement at a West Papua Freedom Conference, saying the fight wouldn’t end until Indonesia agrees to meet them peacefully to discuss independence for the…