City clerk wants extension of LEAF program

HONIARA City Clerk has requested for the possible extension of the LEAF Program. LEAF stands for Learning and Ecological Activities Foundation for children. It is currently being undertaken on a two years program in the country. Charles Kelly made this call during the LEAF stakeholder’s workshop followed by the election of new LEAF committee at…

LEAF committee visits dump site

NEWLY appointed LEAF (Learning and Ecological Activities Foundation) committee conducted their first field trip to the Ranadi dump site, East Honiara yesterday. The committee was led by the Vice Chairman of Solomon Islands LEAF committee, Nelson Manepora of Solomon Islands Visitors Bureau (SIVB). The new committee was appointed during a stakeholders’ meeting held at the…

Committee to deal with waste recycling formed

JAPAN International Corporation Agency (JICA) yesterday formed a local committee to administer a two years program called LEAF (Learning and Ecological Activities Foundation) that deals with the recycling, exporting of bottles and separation of waste mixture within the Honiara City.  LEAF is a program that contributes to the development of a sustainable society by initiating…

MP’s tertiary scholarship scheme criticised

A number of Solomon Islands Government (SIG) sponsored students studying overseas have criticized the Members of Parliament (MP) tertiary scholarship scheme that is currently being practiced. They said that many students with high grade point averages (GPA) are left out in such scheme and they see this as another ignorance of equal benefit sharing. A…

SINU graduation, Friday

UP to one thousand and four hundred students undertaking various courses at the Solomon Islands national university (SINU) will be graduating tomorrow at Maranatha Hall, Lunga, east of Honiara. This was revealed by the university’s finance department yesterday afternoon after most of the graduating students with fee arrears rushed in to settle their fees with…

Electricity charge drops

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SINU students beg for another chance

MORE than 20 Solomon Islands National University (SINU) graduating students who are yet to settle their fee arrears with the university have begged for another chance to settle theirs today. This came after they have turned back at the SINU’s finance division after trying to settle their fees yesterday later afternoon but the office was…

Plans to improve central market

Plans are underway to improve the standard of Honiara central market. Market master Saxon Ofata highlighted this during an interview with the Solomon Star on Tuesday. Mr Ofata who just took up the market master post last month said, under his new management the team is working very hard this year to improve the standard…

Hou, Fanega, urged to step aside

A LOCAL pressure group has urged Small Malaita MP Rick Hou and Permanent Secretary for Planning Shadrach Fanega to stand aside while charges of official misconduct are hanging over their heads. Head of Malaita Ma’asina Forum Charles Dausabea made the call on Wednesday. Mr Hou and Mr Fanega are being charged by the Leadership Code…