HFA league kicks off

The Honiara Football Association (HFA) 2016 league season kicked off on Saturday. A total of eight matches were played at the King George Sixth School sports fields starting at 10am. These matches were all from the three divisions, the Premier Division, Division 1 and Division 2. Matches will continue today featuring six games. The Premier…

Gela celebrates New Testament bible

In 1923, Gela speakers were among the first in the Solomon Islands to receive a New Testament in their own language. Today, Gela speakers will gather in Sale Sapa Village to celebrate the arrival of a new edition of the Gela New Testament. Since 2001, a team of dedicated translators have worked tirelessly to translate…

SINU students mourn death of colleague

Students of Solomon Islands National University (SINU) are mourning the shocking death of a colleague. Manga Havu, from Western Province, was found dead in his room at Panatina campus. He was studying for his Bachelor’s degree in teaching. “Havu’s death came as a shock,” one student told the Sunday Star. “He was alone in his…

Prospecting licences queried

The Ministry of Mines and Energy has come under questioning after giving Australian mining company, Iron Mountain Mining a prospecting licence for a tenement on Nende Island in Temotu. Iron Mountain Mining obtained shares when signing an option agreement to acquire 50 percent stake in privately held AU Capital Mining, believed to be holders of…

First flight to Gwaunaru’u May 9

Solomon Airlines will make its first flight back to Gwaunaru’u Airport on Malaita on May 9. Earlier, the first flight should have been made tomorrow, but this was rescheduled. Malaita premier Peter Ramohia confirmed this to the Sunday Star. He said the new date was communicated to him by the Director of Civil Aviation GeorgeSatu.…

Ship operators delay fare increase plans

Local ship operators have delayed their intention to increase sea fares for another week. The group had earlier announced sea fares will increase as of May the 1st. But a spokesman told the Sunday Star yesterday the planned sea fare increase has been delayed by a week to give Solomon Islands Ports Authority (SIPA) the…

Mine pact signed without ministry

An agreement between AU Capital Mining and Iron Mountain Mining was done outside the government’s normal process, without the input from the Ministry of Mines. Both are Australian companies and are eying bauxite prospecting at Nende, Temotu. A reliable source told the Sunday Star the Mines ministry does not recognise the agreement because it was…

Youth leaders undergo training

Youth leaders and Sunday school teachers of Keava region in the Anglican Diocese of Malaita ended five-day training at Auki, Friday. The training was designed to equip participants to be effective in their leadership roles. Keava regional youth coordinator Alice Teioli said many social problems happening in the community today are caused by youths. “This…

Gov’t sets to table three more bills

The Government is set to table the Police and Transport Legislation (Amendment) (Alcohol Testing) Bill 2016, Penal Code (Amendment) (Sexual Offences) Bill 2016 and Anti-Corruption Bill 2016, this week. Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare announced this in Parliament on Friday when delivering the Statement of Government Business for the week ending Friday 6th May 2016. He…

Auki school forms Scripture Union

A Scripture Union group was formed at Auki Community High School in Malaita. Staff and students formed the group. School chaplain Clyde Afia said the group was formed with the aim of developing the spiritual growth of the students. Afia said with the many challenges and influences students face, it would be good to ground…