Biggest ever Australian travel promotion wraps up

Wrapping up the biggest ever Solomon Islands promotional campaign in Australia, Solomon Airlines and the Solomon Islands Visitors Bureau have hailed the week-long travel industry road show industry update series in Queensland and NSW a major success. With travel agent workshops taking place in Brisbane, Wollongong and on the New South Wales Central Coast, the…

Festival of Pacific Arts 2016: One-year countdown begins

The Festival of Pacific Arts Coordinating Committee, along with Governor Eddie Baza Calvo, FestPac Coordinating Committee Honorary Chairwoman First Lady Christine Calvo, the Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB), the Guam Council on the Arts and Humanities (CAHA) and the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) has announced that on Friday marks exactly one year until the…

MPs urged to join social media

Some people asked the media to publish their request asking Members of Parliament (MPs) to join social media, as a means of strengthening their relationship with the people they represents. Speaking to this paper, a concerned citizen commended the likes of West Makira MP Derrick Manuari and Jimmy Lusibaea for their membership in the Forum…

Arabala school organizes speech, drama week

ARABALA school in Auki last week organised a speech and a drama week for both primay and secondary students last week. According to the chair lady of the programe Tracy Sifoni and also an English teacher of Arabala community high school, she said, they organized the event as part of trying to improve the speaking…

Independent group eyes DCC on the scope

Leader of the Independent group Manasseh Maelanga has urged the public that they are closely monitoring the Democratic Coalition for Change (DCC) government, to ensure they implement their policies. Speaking to the Solomon Star, Member of Parliament (MP) for East Kwara’ae Manasseh Maelanga told the Solomon Star that the current pressure on the DCC government…

NRH’s relocation plan underway

The National Referral Hospital (NRH) relocation committee has embarked on a five year project to relocate the National Referral Hospital. The aim of the relocation is to make sure there is improvement in the quality and safety of health care services provided to the public. Chairman of the NRH Relocation Committee Dr. Aaron Oritaimae said,…

Call to sack officials over bauxite export

A CONCERN Rennell landowner has called on Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare to remove Members of Parliament and senior government officers who have given the nod to PT Mega Bingtang Borneo Ltd to export the stockpile of bauxite out of country. The landowner who declined to have his identity revealed described Cabinet’s decision as daylight robbery.…

UN SRSG visits SEIF PLES

SEIF PLES clinic received a visit from the United Nations Special Representative (SRSG) on Violence against Children last Thursday. The delegation of Ms Marta Santos Pais which included member of UNICEF met with the Centre Manager Kim Abbey and staff including nurses and interns. The visit was prioritized as the SEIF PLES clinic specializes in…

Concern over misuse of office

The recent appearance of the Leadership Code Commission (LCC) before the Members of Parliament (MP) induction program has highlighted the common practise by some public service officers and MPs who abuse their official duty for personal gain. This was raised by one of the MPs, who was curious to know about the exact meaning of…