GP police conducts traffic operation

A JOINT traffic operation between the Guadalcanal Police and Honiara traffic police are being conducted at Burns creek in East Honiara to crack down on unlicensed drivers, expired vehicles and illegal transport providers within the G-Province boundary. This was witnessed by the Solomon Star since last week, where police officers inspect vehicles believed to be…

New bore hole for police barracks

Police officers residing at Cops Land express satisfaction after a newly drilled borehole produces water. Speaking to Solomon Star office in Auki in an interview yesterday, the Auki police operational commander Timothy Apaesi who also resides at the police area said they are happy with the completion of the stage one of the project. Mr.…

Appeal for bank to open another branch

A business man in Choiseul Province is calling on Bank South Pacific (BSP) to open up another agent (Branch) in the province. Johnson Sopeke told the Solomon Star following what he claims the current banking service provided by BSP in the province needs further improvement. “At the moment only three BSP agents are operating in…

Conference for agriculture extension officers underway

For the first time, two provincial agriculture extension services have come together to discuss a way forward for strengthening extension service delivery and enhance food security and livelihood for their respective provinces for the year 2017 and beyond. A statement from the Ministry of Agriculture said, Honiara Urban City agriculture staff together with the Rennell…

Maelanga ends constituency tour

Deputy Prime Minister (DPM) and Member of Parliament (MP) for East Malaita Manasseh Maelanga has ended its weeklong constituency tour. He returned to Honiara on Sunday afternoon after the successful visit to his people. He kicked off his tour on Saturday 13th May and the tour on Saturday 20th May. During his visit, Hon Maelanga…

Communities urged to look after water supply

The responsibility of looking after the new water supply system lies on the shoulders of Maneasinimae and Taumaetarau water supply committee says director of Malaita province health authority Dr Hendry Kako. Dr Kako uttered this when officiating at the water supply project official handing over at Palasu’s village in Small Malaita constituency last Friday. The…

Communities take delivery of new water supply

Communities of Maneasinimae and Taumaetarau in ward 23 of small Malaita constituency in Malaita province have taken ownership of new water supply project on Friday. This means that women and children of Palasu’u, Rota, Oloha and Wapu villages will no longer walk far distance like before to collect water for their daily use. These are…

Our culture is our pride

“Our Culture is our pride” that was the statement made by the leader of Turarana cultural group Mr. Salave Matia when asked what motivated him to led young Children to participate in the cultural activities on the international Museum day that took place at the National Museum Art Gallery in Honiara on Friday 19 May…

NSJC warns NFs

The NOCSI National Selection and Justification Committee (NSJC) has warned national sports federations they can be left out of participating in the upcoming Mini Pacific Games in Vanuatu if they do not meet the requirements and expectation of the National Olympic Committee of Solomon Islands (NOCSI). In a statement from the NSJC yesterday, NOCSI Vice-President…

West to ban plastic bag

THE WESTERN provincial government has put a ban on plastic bag to be used in the province. This was endorsed during an urgent meeting early this week. “I hate plastic bag!, a bolt and provoking statement, that Hon. Wayne Maepioh Premier of Western Province made at a local ministerial and stakeholder holder officials meeting held…