Making waste useful in Niue

Suva, Fiji (SPC) – A major drive to reduce the release of harmful Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) through the promotion of composting technologies has started in Niue involving more than half of the country’s population. The Global Environment Facility-Pacific Alliance for Sustainability (GEF-PAS) Pilot Project on Composting and Recyclable Waste Separation is being implemented by…

Auki market maintains hygiene

Auki central market in Malaita province continues to maintain its high standard of hygiene as part of keeping its surrounding environment clean and tidy at all times. A visit by the Solomon Star to the market on Monday noticed a high security presence to keep an eye on the market vendors and the public to…

Cruise ships berthing fee explained

DIRECTOR for tourism within the Ministry of Culture and Tourism (MCT) says cruise ships berthing on customary land the landing must be paid directly to landowners and not the shipping agents or provincial government. Barney Sivoro highlighted this during the council of tourism minister meeting last week. This was in response to a question raised…

New computer labs for SINU

Solomon Islands National University (SINU) now has its own computer facility at Kukum campus. The new computer labs consists of 120 desktop computers in which 67 of them have been installed in the main computer lab while the remaining one have been distributed to smaller labs. The labs have been arranged with work stations and…

Students have access to ITC

THE opening of new computer labs will increase access by students to the Information Communication Technology (ICT) service says Dr. Glynn Galo Vice Chancellor Solomon Islands National University (SINU). In his opening remarks to mark the opening of the SINU new computer labs yesterday, Dr. Galo said there is a relationship between the quality of…

Expat attacked

AN Australian man living in Ughele village, Rendova Island in Western Province was allegedly attacked by a villager last Sunday. John Fairfax from Sydney who is married to a local woman and had been residing at Ughele for some time doing community work was said to be attacked at his private residence in the early…

FSII take on board govt mess in Rennell

The Forum Solomon Islands International (FSII) has taken on board pleas of Rennell landowners over controversial land acquisition and mining activities by APID on the island. The popular group founded in Social Media networking has gained momentum as more support from people and organisations puts weight on FSII’s role to bark over self-serving government decisions.…

Malaita ‘promised’ projects queried

THE Parliamentary Opposition Group has urged the Prime Minister to walk the talk and put the money where his mouth is. In a statement last Sunday, the Opposition Group said, amongst the list of promises the Prime Minister and his Government promised to the people of this country, a notable one is the projects in…

Students return, receives encouraging message

STUDENTS that were unfortunate to study this semester at the University of the South Pacific (USP) under the Solomon Islands government (SIG) scholarship have arrived last Sunday from Fiji. A total of 59 local students studying at USP were terminated by the Ministry of Education and Human Resources Development (MEHRD) under the National Training Committee…