Police special team to visit provinces

THE Royal Solomon Islands Police Rapid Response Team will soon make its presence felt in Malaita and Western provinces. Malaita Provincial Police Commander David Wate said arrangements are being made with the Ministry of Police in Honiara to have the Rapid Response Team doing routine rounds in the two provinces. “As I understand the government…

Khadem is our new consul in Auckland

THE Government (SIG) says it has appointed Kayhan Khadem as the country’s Honorary Consul in Auckland, New Zealand. This follows a Cabinet approval and official exequatur signed by the Minister of Foreign Affairs and External Trade in August 2016. A statement from Government Communication Unit said, the appointment of Mr Khadem was done in accordance…

Local Pacific-LEADS candidate, professor visits here

A LOCAL Solomon Islands student from the University of Ryukyus in Okinawa, Japan accompanied by his Professor Kosuke Ito are currently in the country on a weeklong visit. Edward Maru is a master’s degree student and is also working at the Solomon Islands Meteorological Office, Ministry of Environment, Climate Change, Disaster Management, & Meteorology (MECDMM).…

Benefits of forest highlighted

FOREST is very important resource because it can be used to generate energy for lighting, cooking, heating and many more. Permanent Secretary for the Ministry of Forestry Vaeno Vigulu highlighted this on Wednesday during the International Day of Forest which was celebrated in Honiara. The theme for the celebration was: ‘Forests and Energy.’ “Forest in…

Bilateral deals to be reviewed

The existing bilateral programmes between Solomon Islands Government and Papua New Guinea (PNG) will soon come under review with the focus to improve on them. A statement from the Prime Minister Press Secretariat a joint working group consisting of Solomon Islands Government and Papua New Guinea (PNG) Government officials are being tasked to conduct the…

Giant African Snails killing kumara gardens

THE government must be serious in the fight against the invasive Giant African Snail. This was the statement of Wilson Rara of Matapona in North Guadalcanal. Mr Rara said currently the snail is destroying food gardens in the Matapona communities. “If the authority responsible wants to control this snail, they must be serious with it,”…

Blue economy conference ocean conservation

The Pacific Islands Development Forum’s (PIDF’s) Pacific Blue Economy Conference to be held in Honiara in August this year will focus on traditional knowledge, the latest innovations and lessons learnt and best practices to inform policies, sustainable management and conservation of ocean resources for the Pacific. Minister for Foreign Affairs and External Trade, Hon Milner…

Red Cross moves to extend its reach

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West kwaraáe ward 4 leagues into round 2

The West kwaraáe ward 4 soccer league in Malaita province to enter into round matches at Dala North this weekend on Saturday. The round 2 matches will feature each soccer clubs in ward 4 of West Kwaraáe constituency appearing in competitive battle to claim top spot in second round stage. Speaking to Star Sport chairman…

U-16 training squad named

SOLOMON ISLANDS Football Federation (SIFF) has assembled 61 girls to fight for a place in the under-16 national team. SIFF Technical director, Patrick Miniti revealed the players on Wednesday to Star Sports. Mr Miniti said his selection team have indentified potential players and will run trails as of this weekend at Lawson Tama. “This is…