SINU to resume, June 1

THE Solomon Islands National University (SINU) Council has endorsed June 1st 2020 as the new resumption date for lectures. This was revealed in a statement issued by SINU on Thursday following SINU Council’s meeting on 13th May 2020. The new resumption date for SINU was endorsed by the Joint Committee of the University Senate and the…

Forau: time to refocus

CENTRAL Bank Governor Dr. Luke Forau says there needs to be a refocus in the country’s development strategy and this is now the right to time to do it. He made the state statement in his speech to launch the CBSI 2019 Annual Report, Tuesday. “Perhaps, this is the opportune time ‘to do things differently’…

Second curfew planned for next week

ACTING Police Commissioner Mostyn Mangau says a second curfew is likely to happen next week. He revealed this on Thursday at the commissioner’s weekly conference when asked by a journalist to confirm rumours of a second curfew. “We might have a lockdown next week to test our capability in our preparations for COVID-19,” Mangau said. Mangau…

Call to ease restriction on sports

NATIONAL Federations (NFs) and sporting groups in the country are calling on the national government to ease restrictions on sports since Solomon Islands remains COVID-19 free. In a statement to Star Sports yesterday the group said, now that government through the State of Emergency (SOE) under the new 2020 COVID-19 Regulation 2 has given green…

COUNCILLOR THREATENS NEWSPAPER

Apologise, retract or I take you to court By IAN M. KAUKUI HONIARA city councillor and Chinese businessman John Szetu has threatened to sue the Solomon Star after the newspaper revealed his business was the supplier of fire extinguishers to the council under a highly controversial and secretive deal. Early this year, the council under the…

Bail refused for One Link director 

A BAIL application made for One Link Pacifica’s director Gerrad Tauohu has been refused yesterday, in the Honiara Magistrate’s Court. Deputy Chief Magistrate Ricky Iomea said Tauohu on two occasions had refused to attend two records of interviews with the police. “This is an indication of an unwillingness to co-operate with the police,” Iomea said…

Virtual consulting lifeline created to help struggling South Pacific tourism operators

BLP joins with SIDE Dive Munda to launch COVID-19 Human Capital Virtual Consulting New Georgia, Solomon Islands – High profile Solomon Islands dive tourism entrepreneur, Belinda Botha has stepped up with a timely and proactive helping hand to offer virtual business coaching advice to struggling South Pacific tourism operators – COVID-19 Human Capital Virtual Consulting.…