Road transport ordinance proposed

A Road Transport Ordinance 2015 concept paper has been compiled to address the growing concern of short bus routes in the city. The Chairman of the Honiara City Council (HCC) Law Enforcement Division and the HCC Legal Advisor are putting together the concept paper. This paper which will be discussed at the Law Enforcement Standing…

SI law students meet PM

Solomon Islands Government-sponsored students at the University of the South Pacific (USP) Emalus Campus are grateful for the government’s timely payment of their second semester allowance. President of Solomon Islands Law Students Association (SILSA) Johan Doiwale conveyed the association’s gratitude when Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare and his delegation met with them at the Emalus Campus…

Local community in Vila meets PM

The Solomon Islands community in the Vanuatu capital of Port Vila over the weekend met with the Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare and his delegation and raised a number of issues it wants the Solomon Islands Government to address. These include the establishment of a honorary consul in Vanuatu, establishment of a trust fund for the…

SolRais employees get first aid training

Close to twenty Solrice Limited employees have completed a two days first Aid training offered by the Solomon Islands Red Cross Society. The training, which was held on the 15th and 22nd August 2015, was successfully completed, with each of the employees to receive their First Aid certificate. The First Aid training including that of…

Students took advantage of USP open day

MORE than 300 students from secondary schools in and around Honiara city took advantage of the University of the South Pacific Solomon Islands (USPSI) Campus open day that was held on Friday. The day event which embraced various activities gave students a chance to know about USP different faculties and its functions. It was an…

Toki: Same-sex marriage is not for today

West Guadalcanal chief from Visale community, Sangalu ward says the ongoing campaign to legalise same- sex marriage around the world and now in the region, is not an issue for Solomon Islands, unless it becomes one. Speaking to this paper in an interview last week with North West Guadalcanal Solomon Star stringer John Toki, the…

Preparing to battle drought

Port Moresby (The National) –  FARMERS in Chimbu have taken measures to help their communities overcome the current dry weather in the province. Village leader Tobby Sundu said several communities in the Gembogl district, including his bulb onion farming village of Womkama, were affected by drought and frost that has destroyed gardens and dried up…

Ministers learn about FFA operations

A five-member ministerial delegation led by the Minister of Fisheries John Maneniaru conducted a brief educational tour to the Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA) headquarters on Friday. Minister Maneniaru was joined by Foreign Affairs Minister Milner Tozaka, Minister of Mines, Energy and Rural Electrification David Dei Patcha, Designated Minister of Forests Hon. Bartholomew Parapolo and Minister…

MSG holds key trade meetings

Suva (Fiji Times) – A SERIES of key trade meetings will be held this week in Nadi by the Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG). The meetings will end with the 3rd MSG Trade Ministers Meeting on August 31. Senior officials and representatives from Fiji, PNG, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu are attending the first meeting held today…