Journo congress set to start

MORE than 220 journalism educators and journalists are participating in the 4th World Journalism Education Congress that will open on Wednesday night in Auckland, New Zealand. They represent 43 different countries in the world. Kick-starting the programme will be a day-long “Pre-conference” for journalists and journalism educators in the Pacific feeding into the main global…

PIDF Leaders Summit underway

THE 4th Pacific Islands Development Forum (PIDF) Leaders Summit is now currently underway in Honiara, with the theme ‘Stewardship for Healthy Oceans & Nations’. It kicked off with an official opening ceremony at the Lawson Tama stadium yesterday. This is a historic PIDF meeting for the Solomon Islands as well as the Forum because it…

PM asks China to invest in appropriate technology

The Prime Minister, Manasseh Sogavare has told the visiting Papua New Guinea-based Counsellor of the Chinese Embassy, Wang Genhua that China could consider investing in appropriate technology areas in Solomon Islands. He said his country needs investors who can invest their money in appropriate technology transfers such as telecommunications technology, rural electrification and in food…

Chinese investors welcomed to invest

The Prime Minister, Manasseh Sogavare says the Democratic Coalition for Change Government will soon put in place a major legislation which will guide the establishment of Special Economic (SE) zones throughout Solomon Islands. And Prime Minister Sogavare has told visiting Counsellor of the Chinese Embassy in Papua New Guinea, Wang Genhua Chinese investors should be…

Delegation returns from regional conference

Representatives of the Solomon Islands Electoral Commission (SIEC), the Political Parties Commission, civil society and several political parties have returned from a high-level regional summit in Nadi, Fiji. The two-day conference, titled “Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 16 in Melanesia: Creating Political and Parliamentary Stability to Catalyse Development”, brought together leaders and academics from across from…

Training aims to equip rice farmers

LOCAL rice farmers will gain knowledge on production of manual rice milling machine, solar grain drier and peanut shelling machine after the completion of the Farm Mechanization Training (FMT) that currently underway in Honiara. FMT is jointly funded by the European Union and Solomon Islands government of Solomon Islands project on enhancing productivity of land…

‘Shipping grant payout normal’

PAYMENTS of shipping grants to Members of Parliament (MP) is a normal thing done by previous governments. Permanent Secretary (PS) for the Ministry of Infrastructure Development (MID) Henry Murray revealed this in an exclusive interview with the Solomon Star. “Paying out shipping grants to Members of Parliament (MP) is not new, as it is a…