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…

PM lauds PNG’s support

Prime Minister Hon Manasseh Sogavare has acknowledged the ongoing commitment by the government of Papua New Guinea (PNG) to Solomon Islands which continues to strengthen and improve relations between two Melanesian brothers. Mr Sogavare said this while welcoming Papua New Guinea’s Minister for Foreign Affairs and Immigration Hon Rimbink Pato, who is on a two…

New fee policy irks parents

SINU urged to reconsider decision STUDENTS intending to study at the Solomon Islands National University (SINU) are required to pay their first semester fees in full. And SINU insisted it will not admit students who turn up with part or half semester fees. Pro Vice-Chancellor (academic) Dr Patricia Rodie confirmed the new measure to the…

Juveniles in court for bicycle theft

Two juveniles who allegedly stole a bicycle at a Naha home early last month will appear again in the Honiara Magistrates’ Court, Monday next week. The boys aged 17 and 18 who cannot be named for legal reasons are facing one count each of larceny in a dwelling house. Police prosecutor Alice Foanaota said on…