Villagers appeal for relief food supply

COMMUNITIES along the Ata’a river in Baegu Asifola, north east Malaita, say they are running out of food due to the bad weather. And they are appealing for relief food supplies. About six communities living along the river claimed their food gardens have been washed away by floods brought on from the heavy down since…

PM, deputy deny claims

PRIME Minister Rick Houenipwela and Deputy Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare have refuted claims that they are not in talking terms with each other. In a joint statement on Wednesday, the two leaders said they have a lot of work to do in such a short period of time and they cannot be deterred from this…

G.G PERMITTED TO TOUCH FIFA W’CUP

GOVERNOR General Sir Frank Kabui will be the only Solomon Islander that has the permission to touch the FIFA World Cup ™ Trophy, when it graces Honiara tomorrow. He will be joining other heads of states, and World Cup winning players in the over 50 countries that the trophy has visited and scheduled to visit,…

Road maintenance after weather improves

THE National Government through the Ministry of Infrastructure Development (MID) will start repair and maintenance work on Honiara’s main roads as soon as the current bad weather subsides. Acting MID Permanent Secretary Jimmy Nuake on Tuesday said this road maintenance will include the Vura-Naha-Kolaridge road under the National Transport Fund (NTF). “We have procured three…

Police: Think safety first

The Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) has appealed to the traveling public to think safety first before embarking on any trip at sea in light of the current bad weather. A statement from the Police Media Unit said, this advice comes after police continues to receive reports of people missing at sea or encountering…

20 students rescued at sea in Choiseul

A SMALL vessel carrying 20 students and three crew members have been successfully rescued on 30 January 2018 after the vessel developed mechanical problems while travelling from Moli, in Choiseul Province to Gizo, in Western Province. The boat, owned by the Catholic Diocese in Gizo left Moli for Gizo on 28 January, when it experienced…

Six new JICA volunteers here

A total of six new volunteers under Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA) have already arrived in the country to do voluntary jobs around the country. They consists of three males and three females who spend around two years in the field of expertise and work assignments. Most of them will be based in the three…

BIG TARGET

Gov’t aims to attract more overseas visitors this year By CHARLEY PIRINGI THE Government is targeting a 9% growth of international visitor arrivals this year. Prime Minister Rick Houenipwela made the statement during the 2018 Tourism in Focus, held at the Mendana Hotel, Tuesday. The event gathered stakeholders and tourism operators in the country to…

Award for stolen iphone

A FEMALE expat working for an international Non Government Organisation (NGO) in Honiara is offering a cash reward for the return of her stolen iphone. She told the Solomon Star someone grabbed the phone out of her hands at the Borderline Bus stop on January 19. “I and my three friends were there in a…

Gov’t told to unveil priorities

THE Opposition Group has called on Prime Minister Rick Hou to unveil its priorities for the remaining months of 2018. Opposition Leader Manasseh Maelanga said Prime Minister Hou in his inaugural speech last November announced that his new administration will quickly put in place a strategy entailing a set of priorities achievable during its short…