Major kwaso raid

Guadalcanal Police have successfully executed a raid on Tuesday on the illegal manufacture of liquor locally known as Kwaso and arrested six suspects.  A statement from the Police Media Unit said, the Police Operation raid a place near the Lungga River-mouth called Patmos Island. The suspects were apprehended and taken into police custody. Reports said,…

Ten steps for successful land reform

Researcher and lawyer from Australian National University (ANU) Siobhan McDonnell has suggested ten possible steps Solomon Islands could consider in developing a successful approach to land reform. The steps are consultations, public debate, clear policy vision, development of new models, develop new laws, funding, new legal arrangements passed by Parliament, piloting of the new arrangements…

PM warns on land custom practices

PRIME Minister Hon Manasseh Sogavare has cautioned Solomon Islands against the extreme idolisation of its customary practices else it will lag behind in terms of development. Speaking at the opening of a two-day Land Reform Workshop in Honiara yesterday, Mr Sogavare said Solomon Islanders living in the 21st Century have a real challenge in their…

Safety food, handling training ends

CLOSE to 25 members of the Honiara central market vendors association have undergone a three days training on food preparation and handling this week. The workshop which focused on ‘Food safety and handling,’ was held at the Kairos conference Room, Hyundai Mall. Speaking to the Solomon Star on Wednesday, July Maehaka a chairwoman for the…

U.S. Embassy recognizes program participants

The Public Affairs Team at the U.S. Embassy recently had the pleasure to meet with three participants of this year’s Pacific Islands Leadership Program (PILP). The PILP Fellowship initiative is an East-West Center sponsored program designed to provide opportunities that will enhance the leadership capacities of individuals in the Pacific Islands region and build a…

Police launch response exercise

A major operational exercise to assess the capabilities of the Police Response Team (PRT) and the Police Maritime Division is currently underway. The Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) launched the training on Tuesday will conclude this Saturday.  A statement from the Police Media Unit yesterday said, members of the public should be alarmed if…

2014 Draft Federal Constitution awareness in Temotu

Temotu Constitutional Congress team officially started its awareness on the 2nd 2014 Draft Federal Constitution with an opening service on Sunday 23rd August 2015. A statement from the Constitutional Reform Unit said, this was followed by a full attendance of participants at the Mebilude Recreation House in Lata on Monday. Temotu’s Congress team leader, who…

Model for literacy learning to be set up

The Ministry of Education Human Resource Development’s Literacy Programme Management Unit (LPMU) is working towards establishing a model for literacy learning for primary schools in the country. The model will seek to address the declining literacy results in schools over the recent past, and to re-focus how teachers teach literacy in a multilingual context. With…

Literacy leaders forum ends

A three days literacy leader’s forum for education authorities throughout the country which started on Monday this week ended on Wednesday in Honiara. According Literacy Education Adviser Dr. Marie Quinn the Literacy Leader’s Forum was aimed at bringing all the education authorities together to talk about what they have been doing so far with literacy…