West Honiara FC to host 7s Football comp

West Honiara Football Club will be hosting a 7-a-side football code competition starting from March 24 to March 28. The competition is in line with West Honiara FC Vision 2020, This is a follow up on our community 7s Futbal Championship last year. Attractive prizes are up for grab with the first prize of $10,000,…

Lilo vs Tanangada case for Friday

The election petition hearing between the former Prime Minister and Member of Parliament for Gizo/Kolombangara Constituency Gordon Darcy Lilo and his rival Jimson Fiau Tanangada has been moved to tomorrow afternoon. The reason for the adjournment was because Nuatali Tongarutu of ANT Legal Service who represents the petitioner Lilo is being admitted at the National…

Opposition queries new hospital morgue

THE Parliamentary Opposition Group has expressed grave concerns about the awful state of the existing morgue at the National Referral Hospital (NRH). In a statement, it says the unspeakable state of the morgue has been overlooked by the Health administration and has called for the current Government to seriously address the issue. The Opposition Group…

Minister Tuki launches gender assessment report

THE Minister for Women, Youth, Children and Family Affairs in the country, Freda Tuki has launched the Country Gender Assessment Report (CGA) on Tuesday in Honiara. The Solomon Islands Country Gender Assessment is headed by the Ministry of Women, Youth, Children and Family Affairs and funded by the Asian Development Bank (ADB). “It is my…

Star Auki bureau relocates, resume

THE Auki based Solomon Star bureau office reopens its normal services as of today after relocating to its new office base. The new office space is now located at the second floor of the Tropic Glass and Aluminum building next to the Bank South Pacific (BSP) in Auki. The office had been closed for a…

Usi’s chiefly title stripped off

PETER Usi has been terminated from his role as chief to the Burns Creek community, after claims that the reconciliation ceremony between Lau/Mbaelelea MP Augustine Auga early last month, was being hijacked. Community chairman John Seti Iromea confirmed this to the Solomon Star in an interview that, Peter Usi is no longer a chief of…

UNDP new country manager meets PM

The Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare has welcomed UNDP’s new Country Manager, Ms Azusa Kubota who was just recently appointed as the head of the UN Joint Present for the Solomon Islands. Ms Kubota previously served as UNDP Deputy Resident Representative in Laos and Maldives and has previously worked in the UNDP Headquarters. At the meeting…

Vanikoro police arrests

Dear Editor – Firstly I want to maintain that the police arrests done during the logging dispute in Vanikoro was unprofessional. Secondly the writer of the article, Benjamin Tua and his grandfather are settlers on Vanikoro during the first logging operates of the 1930s Benjamin Tua’s grandfather came from the Polynesian otters of the Reef…

Vehicle smoke a silent killer

Dear Editor – Please allow me space to express my concern on vehicles with excessive thick black smoke in Honiara town. Excessive exhaust emission is a silent killer and is becoming a real problem to our country and environment. Most people think only the food we consume can get us sick. But our air pollution…