USPSI open day postponed

THE University of the South Pacific Solomon Islands (USPSI) Campus in Honiara has postponed its open day festivity that was supposed to be held this Friday to the 21st of this month. The postponement came after the University’s decision to extend and continue with its registration till Friday 7th this week to permit late students…

Our Telekom explains red hot issues

THE ‘Red Hot’ plans will be here forever says Our Telekom. The company’s Public Relation Officer Lawrence Nodua explained this following disappointment from our Telekom customers around the country who are unhappy about the Red Hot special. Mr Nodua the told Solomon Star, Tuesday, the special deal will be here to stay. “Red-Hot plans are…

Applications for the UK Govt’s scholarships open

The Chevening Secretariat is accepting applications for 2016/2017 Chevening Scholarships via www.chevening.org/  apply from 3 August until 3 November 2015. Chevening Scholarships are awarded to individuals with strong academic backgrounds who also have demonstrable leadership potential. The scholarship offers financial support to study for a Master’s degree at any of the UK’s leading universities and…

Participants learn new knowledge at workshop

THE workshop on Traditional Knowledge and Expressions of Culture continued yesterday with discussions covering the areas of Treaties on Traditional Knowledge and Expressions of Culture, Government Policy and the economic benefits of Traditional Knowledge and Expressions of Culture. Speaking on behalf of the participants, Lawrence Makili said: “Today like yesterday is also interesting. “With the…

Traditional knowledge seminar underway

THE Ministry of Culture and Tourism opened a workshop on Traditional Knowledge and Cultural Expressions at the OG conference room at the Jehiel Kwaimani Building in Honiara, Monday. Speaking at the opening, Director of Culture Dennis Marita said: “This is the first time that any workshop on this important subject is held in our country.”…

Marovo villagers end governance seminar

CHIEFS and members of the Marovo Council of Chiefs (MCC) completed a three-day follow-up governance workshop at Chubikopi Village, Marovo Island, recently. The purpose of the workshop is to provide chiefs and leaders in the communities knowledge on governance responsibilities and to further empower them of their customary roles and responsibilities. The workshop was funded…

Proposed bus meeting called off

The proposed meeting to discuss issues faced by local bus owners in Honiara with the stakeholders failed to eventuate on Tuesday due to lack of attendance by the local bus owners. After the shocking five hours strike by bus drivers and conductors on Monday, an agreement was reached for a meeting with the stakeholders to…

Asian bus owners under spotlight

Drivers stage protest LOCAL bus drives and conductors showed their frustration last Monday towards the continuing increase in the number of Asian-owned buses operating in Honiara by staging a five-hour protest. They took the law into their own hands when they decided to stop working for more than five hours in protest to the issue.…

Murder accused to be tried in High Court

A MAN accused of killing a member of the Melanesian Brotherhood in north-west Guadalcanal last year has been committed to stand trial at the High Court. The decision followed a short form preliminary inquiry conducted on the case of Francis Au yesterday after he entered a not guilty plea to the murder charge against him.…