Internet cable project progresses

  MINISTER for Communication and Aviation Peter Shanel Agovaka has progressed initial discussions with the Australian Government in Canberra on the proposed submarine cable connection to Solomon Islands. Mr Agovaka and his delegation travelled to Australia last week at the invitation of the Australian Government. The meeting also included the Papua New Guinea delegation which…

Murrays’ trial continues today

  THE trial on the case of the former permanent secretary for the Ministry of Infrastructure Development (MID) Henry Murray and his wife Rose, who were accused of defrauding the government of more than $1million, continues today in the Honiara Magistrates’ Court. The reason to have this trial proceed into the weekend is to catch…

Bintan refutes fraud assertion

  Dear Editor – In the last two weeks of January and the first two weeks of this month (February), I was kept busy preparing and organizing White River Community High School to begin our year program. Despite a few hiccups to our school successful preparation cause by a few ignorant pupils who tried to…

Pass the Anti-Corruption Bill now

THE development of a nation is measured not so much by its infrastructures alone but also by the development of its legislation (laws) and subsequent enforcement. As rightly stated by Herman De Jager in ‘Importance of Legislation, 2000’ “Legislation is one of the most important instruments of government in organising society and protecting citizens. It…

Villagers hailed medical visit

PEOPLE from Saghalu Ward, Northwest Guadalcanal, have commended the great job the two nurses from Visale Clinic have conducted this week. Solomon Star Northwest Guadalcanal stringer, John Toki reported Tinalyn Jabberth and Mrs Cathrine Leta from Visale clinic visited the surrounding villages to provide home health care. “Ms Jabberth and Mrs Leta have visited their…

Chambers condemns knife attack on Lee

THE Solomon Islands Chamber of Commerce & Industry (SICCI) has condemned Wednesday’s knife attack on a prominent Honiara businessman, re-emphasizing security concerns for the business community and the continued trend of attacks. SICCI Chair Jay Bartlett denounced the attack on veteran businessman John Lee, owner of Lee Kwok Kuen, describing the incident as a senseless…

Stop selling those MP’s materials

Local businessman’s plea By RONALD TOITO’ONA   THE practice of recipients selling materials obtained through their Member of Parliament to non-recipients is now normal in the Shortland Islands, says local Bottle Shop owner Maiko Siru. He told the Star National Magazine during an interview at his busy bottle shop and bar at Korovou, during a…

MARIST SECURE SPOT

National side through to quarters By CARLOS ARUAFU   MARIST FC join Team Wellington to secure a spot each for the quarter finals of the OFC Champions League 2018. This follows the results of the final two group D matches at the Lawson Tama Stadium yesterday. Marist beat Lupe Ole Saoga 3-1 while Team Wellington…

Gov’t clarifies why parliament adjourned

THE Government says parliament was adjourned on Friday because the required reports from the Bills and Legislations Committee (BLC) have not been completed. “The completion of these reports by the BLC is required for the next steps in the parliamentary process,” a statement the Office of the Prime Minister and Cabinet issued, said. “As such, the…