Northwest Guadalcanal roads need repairs

A concerned chief from Northwest Guadalcanal, John Batista Kaoni has called on the responsible authorities to carry out repairs to poor conditions of the road there. Chief Kaoni said bridges and poor conditions of road in Northwest Guadalcanal are rapidly deteriorating causing fears among vehicle drivers. “I want to call upon the responsible authorities to…

PM rebuts Sikua, defends $3m payment

PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare said the Leader of the Independent Group in Parliament needs to be reminded that the Democratic Coalition for Change (DCC) Government is now made up of responsible leaders held together by a collective commitment to the principles of good governance, respect for one another and concern for the peace and happy…

Iromea questions MMF’s silence

Chairman of Burns creek Community, East Honiara, John Set Iromea has questioned why Malaita Ma’asina Forum (MMF) has remained silent over the $3 million payment made to ex-militants on Christmas Eve, 2015. Mr Iromea said the controversial payment had sparked wide public anger and criticism across the country. He said while many former statesmen and…

PM hands over $3m for sanitation project

THE Niuleni and Funafou communities in the northern region of Malaita Province are the proud recipients of a $3-million sanitation project funding provided by the Republic of China Government through Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare. Prime Minister Sogavare on Monday handed over the cheque for the project money to the Chairman of the steering committee for…

Tourist recalls his experience here

SIX months has passed but American tourist David Grahl says he still thinks of the good times he spent in the Solomon Islands presenting gifts. One of his activities during his trips throughout the South Pacific was the donation of books to children in various communities that he visited since the beginning of his Pacific…

Call for bread labeling here

LOCAL bakeries supplying breads to shops and canteens in Honiara have been urged to label the package of their products. Members of the public in Honiara have criticised failure by the Bakery manufacturers of bread to label their products before selling them through shopping outlets. Concerned customers say manufacturers of bread and buns who fail…

Student meeting date rescheduled

THE proposed date for meeting between the Director of the National Training Unit (NTU) and the government sponsored students this week has been rescheduled further from Wednesday to Thursday. This is according to the Solomon Islands Student Association (SISA) Laucala, Campus student body. In a statement that was passed on to the Solomon Star yesterday,…