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…

Duff school calls for help

TETOLI community high and primary school on Duff island in Temotu Province is calling on Solomon Island Government(SIG)and aid donors to help improve their school infrastructure on the Island. The school was badly affected by the recent cyclone Pam which hit the island early this year. Pam pulled down some of the classrooms and staff…

Telekom communication needed in Utupua

UTUPUA islanders in Temotu province have appealed to both Solomon Telekom and Bmobile/Vodafone companies to extend their communication network services to the island. They said, both telecommunication firms are cordially invited to construct communication network towers on the island so they too can access  communications to the rest of the global community. Temotu Provincial member…

Duff appeals for health support

ISLANDERS living on the far eastern island of Duff in Temotu province have raised concern over the deteriorating state of their only rural clinic. And they call on both the national and provincial government to step in to improve the infrastructure of their rural clinic. A visit by the Solomon Star to the clinic fortnight…

Police probes gate arson

Police is now investigating the allegedly burning of the FOPA village entry gate at Panatina, East Honiara over the weekend. A spokesman from the criminal investigation department (CID) at Naha said, the case was reported to them on Sunday after the incident had happened. “The burning down of the iconic gate at FOPA village at…

Water bottle price up

THE current fine weather which results in little rainfall has seen the demand for water bottle going up over the past weeks. Reports said, most shops have experienced a hike in price due to demand for water. Bottled water factory are reportedly in mass production. The dry spell had forced many families to buy cartons…