Public reminded to lodge complaints with Bank

Public are strongly reminded to lodge their complaints with the Bank South Pacific (BSP) for grievance related to their account balance. BSP Country Manager David Anderson reiterated this statement following complaints that continue to reach the Solomon Star. This paper came across two female complainants, who claimed they lose hundreds or even thousand in their…

Review of UN convention against corruption

The Solomon Islands has undergone the second cycle of review of the implementation of the United Nations Convention against Corruption conducted by the Republic of Korea and Vietnam. Following an invitation by the Solomon Islands Government in June 2016 during the Implementation Review Group (IRG) deliberations in Vienna, Austria, Solomon Islands volunteered to be reviewed…

Constable now under investigation

THE Royal Solomon Islands Police Force Professional Standard and Internal Investigation (PSII) Division are now investigating the report of Police Constable Moffat Manelusi. Moffat is the son of Deputy Commissioner Operations Gabriel Manelusi. Young Manelusi over the weekend was alleged to have misused a police issued land cruiser on a drinking spree. Police Media Unit…

Basketball teams jet off

THE country’s women’s and men’s basketball teams jetted out of the country on Monday morning for Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea (PNG). Both teams will participate in the 2017 FIBA Melanesia Basketball Cup in Port Moresby which will kick off today till next Sunday. The 2017 FIBA Melanesia Basketball Cup is an international basketball contested…

$3M to fight pest

A TOTAL of  SBD $3 million has been allocated by the government to fight against the deadly Rhinoceros Beetle which continues to destroy the coconut and oil palm plantations in the country. Permanent Secretary  of the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock, Jimi Saelea revealed this on Monday in an exclusive interview with the Solomon Star.…

PARASI AIRFIELD TO REOPEN

Parasi airfield in Small Malaita which has been closed for the past seven (7) years is now set to re-open. This follows the signing of a memorandum of agreement (MOA) at the Ministry of Infrastructure Development (MID) in Honiara yesterday – Monday 25th September 2017. The signing comes after much negotiations and discussions by the…

PM Sogavare addresses UN General Assembly

UN urged to give Taiwan a chance THE United Nations General Assembly has been challenged to give Taiwan and its 23 million people a chance to self-determination. Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare uttered this at the United Nations General Assembly 72nd session in New York, last Saturday. “The UN is contradicting the preamble of its own…

BLUE BOAT CLARIFIED

Two destroyed, one held for study purposes By AATAI JOHN ONE of the three blue boats being ordered to be destroyed has been held for study purposes. That’s according the Director of Fisheries Edward Honiwala. Mr Honiwala said this was to allow the Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA) to do some work to enable satellite detection…