Copra boost

High production of copra recorded THE country’s copra industry has experienced a major boost in terms of its production, from October 2015 through to the current, a latest revelations has exposed. This is recorded from the farmers’ platform through to the export market over the past months. In an interview with a General Manager from…

Pikinini forum successful

MORE than 10 students from seven primary schools within Guadalcanal have successfully participated in a one-day Protectim Pikinini forum hosted at the Iron Bottom Sound (IBS) in Honiara this week. The forum was organised by Save the Children under the project Protectim Pikinini mainly for the primary students to come out speak on issue affecting…

Teacher unhappy with authorities

A TEACHER who attended the “Protectim Pikinini” forum held at the Iron Bottom Sound (IBS) in Honiara, Tuesday this week, expressed disappointment over nonattendance of relevant authorities. The female teacher, who wanted her name withheld, said it was disappointing to note some invited education authorities and others failed to attend the forum to hear from…

Health promoting village project launched

THE Ministry of Health and Medical Services (MHMS) has launched a“Health Promoting Village Project” in the end of June, 2016. This is a four‐year technical cooperation project supported by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) targeting Guadalcanal and Makira/Ulawa provinces as the pilot areas. Two JICA’s experts, Dr Toru Rikimaru (Chief Advisor) and Mitsuru Ohno…

Manuari acknowledges PM, WP support

Member of Parliament (MP) for West Makira Constituency acknowledges the consistent support shown by the solidarity group in the country for ULMWP’s (United Liberation Movement for West Papua) full membership in the Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG). Derek Manuarii reiterated his support while appreciating the efforts shown by Solomon Islanders towards ULMWP’s plea for full membership…

Scammers again

SIFIU warns a new pyramid scheme is here HONIARA residents are strongly warned not to invest in a new pyramid scheme that is currently being promoted as a travel or tourism business based in the United States, that is promising members overseas holidays or dream trips, along with large amounts of cash in return. The…

Kuve resigns as Western premier

Robert Pye Kuve has stepped down as Western provincial premier effective Tuesday. His resignation follows his continuous ill-health which had forced him to undergo medical attention in Australia recently. An executive member of the Western Provincial Government last night confirmed Kuve’s resignation. Its understood the Assembly Speaker, Richard Tekifono has received the letter of resignation…

Gov’t urged to come clean on AFP proposal

THE Parliamentary Opposition Group has urged the Government to clear the air over claims Australian Federal Police (AFP) is intending to be permanently stationed in Solomon Islands. In a statement, the Opposition Group said the Government must come clean on whether the claims are true or not. “The Government needs to be reminded that any…

MP told to prioritise health, education

WHILST the Member of Parliament (MP) for East Kwara’ae must be thanked for purchasing machines to do road maintenance within his constituency, there is also a need for him to prioritise health and education issues in east Malaita. This was according to an east Kwara’ae constituent, Andrew Idu. In an interview with the Solomon Star…