City council goes tough

Major crackdown on illegal buildings underway THE Honiara City Council (HCC) says it is taking tougher measures to crackdown on illegal buildings within the city boundary. Honiara City Lord Mayor, Alfrence Fatai said the council had resorted to take tougher action to quell and put a stop to illegal settlements springing up all over the…

St. Nicolas, Selwyn winners of debate

St. Nicolas School and Selwyn Collage come out victorious in the 2015 G’Day Solomon Islands Great Debate at the Mendana Hotel on Wednesday. A total of four schools took part in the 2015 G’Day Great Debate. They were St. Nicolas, Selwyn Collage, St. Joseph’s Tenaru and Betikama Adventist College. The first debate topic which was…

Gov’t urged to deport Tao

THE Parliamentary Opposition has called for the investigation, arrest and deportation of Skyline Investment Group director Jason Liu Tao. This followed a Solomon Star front page report that Mr Tao has owed Heritage Park Hotel more than $87,000 hotel bills, while one of his associates Pan Yan Bing who has also already left the country,…

PM in Fiji for PIDF summit

PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare is now in Fiji attending the 3rd Pacific Islands Development Forum (PIDF) Leader’s Summit in Suva. The PIDF3 is expected to be a historic event as this year’s event will see the promulgation of the PIDF Charter by the People of the Pacific that will formally establish the PIDF as an…

Stolen sacred items returned

SACRED items stolen from the private chapel of Catholic Archbishop Adrian Smith have been returned after the Solomon Star published news of the weekend theft on Wednesday. “I am pleased to report that the most important of the sacred items stolen have been returned today,” Archbishop Smith told the Solomon Star last night. “Unfortunately I…

PS remains confident with reform

The Permanent Secretary for Forestry Ministry, Vaeno Vigulu is confident the bold move with the current undertaking reform within the Ministry is on track. He noted with significant progress made into the completion of the reviewed agro-forestry regulations this week. “Reform intentions remain intact and I will make sure that all necessary areas for reforms…

ROC young ambassadors coming

A TWENTY (20) member youth ambassadors from the Republic of China (ROC) Taiwan will be in the country next week. A statement from the Taiwan Embassy said, the 2015 youth ambassadors will be led by Mr. Sung, Wen-Cheng, Director General on Home Assignment of Asia and Pacific Affairs Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs. They will…

Conservation groups get help

TWO turtle conservation groups in the country have received support from the government this week. Marau Community Nesting Beach Conservation from Guadalcanal province and Haevo-Kulona Foundation Conservation from Isabel on Tuesday received sets of stationeries and field –monitoring equipment from the environment and conservation Division in Honiara. The handing over was conducted by the director…