Students turn up for registration

MORE than 500 students have turned up at the University of the South Pacific (USP) Solomon islands campus in Honiara for registration, yesterday. Both new and continuing students have been seen flooding the USP office near Lawson Tama to do their registration. The week long registration will end February 15th. Academic classes for USP will…

Lets clean the city

THE Honiara City Council (HCC) Deputy City Clerk Ronald Amigo is calling on the general public to help clean the city. This came as the 7-metre by-law came into effect early this month. He also highlighted the need to abide by the law so that people can change their attitude by not littering. Speaking to…

Building community resilience in Vanuatu

PORT VILA, (FAO) — Adapting to climate change is key to achieving food security for the future, particularly in areas susceptible to the impacts of climate change. A project called Community resilience and coping with climate change and natural disasters in Vanuatu was launched in 2011 with the aim to assist farmers to use alternative…

Tourism training in Isabel

Ministry of Culture and Tourism (MCT) will conduct a five days basic tourism hospitality training alongside Live& Learn, a Non-Government Organisation (NGO) in Isabel province The training will be organised in the first week of March in Buala. Live& Learn, a non-government organisation will coordinate the training with the assistance of Tourism Ministry. The aim…

West to allocate fund for road work

Western Provincial Government (WPG) executive will meet this week to allocate some funds to support the upgrading of the Gizo Hilltop road. This came after the Roman Catholic Church and Dalgro have agreed to support the upgrading of the road which had been in its worst state. Last week a delegation from the province met…

Yamaha maintenance team on provincial tour

The Y-sato Marine Yamaha awareness and maintenance team will kick off their provincial visit to conduct Yamaha outboard motor (OBM) maintenance this year. The team will begin an awareness and Yamaha OBM maintenance in Western, Choiseul, Isabel and Malaita Provinces. A spokesperson from Ysato Marines told the Solomon Star yesterday that this year’s program will…

Study further recommends re-defining funding streams

THE recently completed World Bank study on the country’s rural investments has recommended the re-defining of funding streams and the integration of planning processes as vital. The study called, ‘Solomon Islands-towards better investment in rural communities’ had recommended that the three main funding streams of provincial, constituency and community must be clearly specified. The study…

Interesting results for REP

The World Bank funded Rapid Employment Project (REP) Scheme that was implemented by Honiara City Council (HCC) and Ministry of Infrastructure Development has released interesting statistics regarding the project’s progress. According to a statistical progress of the project presented last week, Component 1.a of the project which covers the road repairs and maintenance had created…