HCC, govt unite to tackle climate change

The Lord Mayor Alfrence Fatai, the Minister of Land, Housing and Survey Andrew Manepora’a, and the Minister of Environment Samuel Manetoali, have formally endorsed the UN-Habitat climate change vulnerability assessment for the City of Honiara. This report is part of UN-Habitat’s Cities and Climate Change Initiative involving cities throughout the Asia-Pacific region; including the Pacific…

PM acknoweldges induction program

Prime Minister (PM) Manasseh Sogavare has acknowledged the Speaker of Parliament Ajilon Nasiu and his office staff in facilitating the MPs’ induction program. He was speaking at the opening of the Induction on Monday night. He also thanked the New South Wales politician Jonathan O’Dea for his presence to conduct the induction. Mr Sogavare said,…

Webpage vital for Womens Ministry

To have a website with content that is readily available is very important for clients to learn about the Ministry and its roles in the country says the Permanent Secretary of Women ,Youth and Children’s’ affair Ethel Sigimanu during the launching of the ministry’s new official website on Wednesday. The launching of the new official…

Vendors call for a new market building

Farmers and market vendors at the Burnscreek makeshift market are calling on the responsible authorities to locate and construct a new market place for them to sell their produce. The entrance of the Burnscreek area to the Kastom Gaden area is currently the space used by the farmers to conduct their daily sales. A spokesperson…

FSII to NDMO: Act quickly

FORUM Solomon Islands International (FSII) has called on the National Disaster Management Office (NDMO) to act quickly and settle Mbokonavera school outstanding water bills. The delay to settle the water bill has resulted in the disconnection of the school’s water supply. Solomon Water last week disconnected the school’s water supply because the school has huge…

Fuel price stable

FUEL price for the month of May remains stable according to the price used by most of the fuel stations in the city. Fuel price is usually adjusted at the beginning of each month. And for the month of May, petrol and diesel is being sold at $8.54 and $8.43 respectively for most Honiara refueling…

Women opens Go-Money account

CLOSE to 20 market vendors mostly women from Kogu village on South Rannogah, Western Province have opened their ANZ go-Money account during an one day Go-Money awareness at the village on Tuesday. ANZ sales team visited Kongu village to carry out the ANZ go-Money awareness. The awareness aims to help women vendors to save money…

Call to attend strategy tourism launch

Permanent Secretary (PS) for the Ministry Culture and Tourism (MCT) John Wasi urges tourism operators and general public in Honiara to attend the official launching of the   Solomon Islands National Tourism Development Strategy today. Prime Minister (PM) Manasseh Sogavare will attend the official launching today at the National Museum compound this morning. The strategy is…

City mayor under fire

Contract controversy engulfs council CITY mayor Alfrence Fatai and his council chairmen are accused of engaging their wantoks and relatives to do contracted jobs for the council. “They have virtually taken over the role of the council’s Works Division,” a city council source told the Solomon Star. “Since they came in, they cancelled existing contractors…

Alleged bank robbers out on bail

ALL accused in the Westpac Bank daylight robbery incident early this year are out on bail except for Gabi Selo. Gabi Selo is facing one count of robbery and another count of grievous harm for allegedly chopping off the wrist of a security officer. He remains in custody and will return to the court again…