Asbestos warning for Gizo residents

PEOPLE living in Gizo, Western Province have been warned of the danger of inhaling asbestos from the burnt old Gizo hospital complex. In a statement from the health authority in Gizo this week, the call was made following the burning of the facility on Friday last week. Asbestos is a highly toxic chemical that can…

PM meets our students in Taiwan

PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare and his high level delegation on Monday met with the local students studying in Taiwan. Reports reaching the paper said, during the brief meet Mr Sogavare encouraged the students to continue pursue their dreams to help develop the country upon their return. One of the local students Selo Akutu told the…

Rental rates for city homes soars

WITH the current high cost of living in Honiara city, the rental rates for houses is also soaring rapidly, concerned people in the country’s workforce has stated. While the cause of the increasing rental rates is unknown and can only be clarified by the landlords, this issue is always the talk of the town on…

Travel writer captivated by our beauty

A SINGAPOREAN travel writer who spent nearly a week in the country as a guest of the Solomon Islands Visitors Bureau (SIVB) says she was impressed with her trip to the Hapi Isles. Lee Siew Hua is a senior travel writer from the Straits Times in Singapore – South-east Asia’s largest English language newspaper where…

President Tsai thanks SI leader for support

TAIPEI, (CENTRAL NEWS AGENCY) – Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen on Monday expressed appreciation to Solomon Islands Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare for his country’s solid and long-term support of Taiwan in the international community. Sogavare, who is on his fifth visit to Taiwan, was received at the Presidential Office by Tsai. He said his country will…

Melanesia resource rich but quality of life poor

PORT VILA, (VANUATU DAILY POST) – Melanesia is resource rich but the quality of life in the region is poor. This statement was delivered by the Regional Director of the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) in Melanesia, Mia Rimon, during the ‘Emerging Youth Leaders of Melanesia Programme’ last week in Port Vila. Rimon said:…

SI a low mobility nation: Report

SOLOMON Islands is classified as a low mobility nation in the region due to its distinct lack of outward migrations, according to Pacific Mobility Report launched recently. The three Melanesian countries of Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea, and Vanuatu have among the lowest rates of outward migration in the world due to severely restricted external…

SIPHRAA slams eviction notice

Solomon Islands Peoples Human Rights Advocacy Association (SIPHRAA) has called on Levers Solomon Ltd (LSL) and Levukal Trust Board (Inc) to settle the redundancy and entitlement claims of non-striking workers of Russell Islands Plantation Estate Limited (RIPEL), before issuing any eviction notice. Speaking to the Solomon Star in response to an eviction notice issued by…

Fugui urged authorities to implement the plan

MINISTER for Ministry of Education and Human Resource Development (MEHRD), John Moffat Fugui has urged education authorities, stakeholders, communities and parents that they have equal roles to play. Mr Fugui said that government will provide direction and assistance to progress education as desired. “To progress education desire and visions, the document also rests on school…