Su’u calls out for support

SU’U National Secondary School in Malaita has called on all stakeholders to support the renovation work of the school’s infrastructures. This was in light of the run-down state of the school’s infrastructures. Su’u, one of the oldest secondary institutions in the country, is still using classrooms, dormitories, and houses built way back in the 60s…

More than 200 students graduate from Su’u

MORE than 200 students graduated in a ceremony Su’u National Secondary School in Malaita conducted last weekend. The graduation, one of the biggest ceremonies to have been conducted by the school in recent years, was held for students of forms 3,5, and 7. It brought together hundreds of parents and guardians as far as Honiara…

Second batch of JICA volunteers here

THE second batch of Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) volunteers have arrived in the country to serve. Up to 10 volunteers were dispatched to do voluntary work in Honiara and in the provinces. In an interview yesterday the volunteers said that they are happy and ready to serve their two years contract as volunteers in…

GOV’T RECLAIMS BLUE BOATS

THE three impounded Vietnamese Blue Boats is again under state control after Iona Firi Property Limited failed to meet requirement of the agreement for the destruction process. Fisheries Acting Permanent Secretary Feral Lasi confirmed to the Solomon Star on Wednesday the blue boats are now under government custody. “….yes the boats are now taken back…

EXAMS DATE MOVED

Printer failed to meet deadline THE national school examinations scheduled to start next week will be delayed for another week after the government contracted printer, Pacific Printers, failed to meet the deadline for printing the papers. Acting Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Education and Human Resources Development James Bosamata confirmed this to the Solomon…

Ports plan to transship cars here

SOLOMON Islands Ports Authority (SIPA) through discussions with their trading business partners has drafted plans to transform the ports into a car transshipment hub in the region. SIPA CEO Eranda Kotelawala during an exclusive interview last week revealed the plan is to bring more exported cars to the Honiara ports before being distributed to other…

In court with Assumpta Buchanan

Prosecution set to close murder case PROSECUTION is about to close its case on the trial conducted on the case of a young man facing the murder of another young man in the Short Islands, Western Province, in 2015. Martin Rapena is standing trial for one count of murder in relation to an allegation in…

Parliament update with Deli Oso

PM further adjourns Parliament Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare on Monday further adjourned Parliament to give ample time to the government to look through the 2018 Budget. When moving the motion for the special adjournment of parliament to Monday 30 October, the Prime Minister said the government is still tidying up the budget for 2018 and…

Elder: Temotu suffered sea level rise

A VILLAGE elder in Temotu has called on responsible authorities to address the root causes of climate change and sea level rise. The elder made the call during the Environment and Conservation Inquiry in the province recently. Before contributing to the inquiry, the elder asked what creates or instigates sea level rise, the length of…