Youths mark their day

INTERNATIONAL Youth Day falls on 13th of August every year and was celebrated yesterday at the Multi-Purpose Hall, along with the opening of a Youth Hub. Friday’s event was marked with colorful activities from the youth groups around Honiara, who put on dances and music. Attending the youth program were the acting Permanent Secretary (PS)…

Malaita provincial workers confused

MALAITA provincial government employees are currently doing less work, because their departments have no funds to implement their programme activities. Reports reaching Solomon star in Auki said provincial workers claim that the current Malaita provincial administration is very weak and has no money as shown by the recent delayed payment of workers’ salaries. It stated…

Contract farming forward for agriculture

Contract farming will be the next bandwagon for Solomon islands agricultural producers to access markets, capital and increased productivity. The Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Jimmy Saelea made this sounding at the opening of a FAO sponsored contract farming planning workshop for nationals in Honiara this week. The workshop is organized…

CLOUD OVER DCC GOV’T

PM leaves for Aust today despite uncertainty PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare leaves for Australia today amid fears a number of his ministers are scheming to bring him down from the top job. Since the sacking of two of his ministers and the reshuffling of others last week, cracks in the unity of the DCC government…

Three more to study in Japan

THREE Solomon Islanders will leave for Japan next week to undertake master degree studies in various fields. The trio had been awarded scholarships by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) through Pacific Leaders’ Education Assistance for the Development of States (Pacific-LEADS). “I am happy to announce today (yesterday) that three Solomon Islanders have been awarded…

New homes for APSD staff

ASIA Pacific Sustainable Development Rural Training Centre (APSD) in Fiu central Kwara’ae Malaita province has taken delivery of new a staff house and a student ablution block on Wednesday. The staff house and ablution block was funded by the Japanese government as part of friendship, partnership and working together with Solomon Islands government. The new…