Landowner pleads for respect 

A woman landowner from Star Harbour in East Makira, Makira Ulawa Province has called on police and courts to respect owners of forests and land resources. Eunice Ruku Kamurisigea also calls on forestry authorities and foreign logging companies to render the same respect for owners of forests and land resources in the same area of…

Aus’t, NZ support tourism sector

THE Government of Australia and New Zealand (NZ) will continue to support the tourism sector in the Solomon Islands especially to prepare the sector for the reopening of the borders which was closed due to the global pandemic COVID-19. The tourism industry in Solomon Islands has been hit hard since March 2020 when the COVID-19…

Drone to be returned

‘But Bougainvilleans’ condemned police report’   THE police drone which was seized by the Bougainville fishermen will be returned to the Solomon Islands as soon as their leaders and police retrieved it from the fishermen in Bougainville. This was confirmed by a reliable source in Bougainville over the weekend when the Solomon Star contacted the…

20 suspects nabbed over logging 

ABOUT twenty (20) people have been arrested, charged, and will appear before the court for alleged unlawful assembly and criminal trespass at the Kurikuri camp of the Shalom Company Limited in Western Province on 25 February 2021. Gizo Police in Western Province made the arrest, a statement from Police Media Unit said. An initial report…

‘Waste Time’

Motion against Premier Maka’a   THE planned motion of no-confidence against the current Makira Ulawa Provincial Premier Julian Maka’a has no facts but only political interest for power hunger leaders which was described as ‘Waste of Time’ That’s according to a Member of the Provincial Assembly (MPA) in the Maka’a led executive government who wants…

Minister set for vaccine shot

The Minister of Health and Medical Services (MHMS) says he is prepared to take the COVID-19 vaccine once his turn comes. Dr. Culwick Togamana revealed this to health officials and workers who attended a first sensitization training on the COVID-19 vaccine on Friday, a statement issued by the MHMS Media Unit said. “As the minister…

Western border worrisome

THE country’s western border still remains the most worrying entry point for COVID from Papua New Guinea (PNG). This was revealed by the Secretary to the Prime Minister (SPM) Dr. Jimmy Rodgers during the radio talk-back show on Sunday. Dr. Rodgers said, PNG has now on average, 15 cases a day, and that’s an issue…

Qantas prepare to launch intern’l flights

Dear Editor – Knowing that Tourism Solomon Islands is hosting a summit on Friday in Honiara to promote domestic travel amidst the coronavirus problems still affecting many countries in the world and the consequential drop in tourist visitors to the Solomon Islands, I came across an article written and posted last week by Andrew Curran…

PNG loses its founding father

Dear Editor – “You will never be ready until you start doing something,” (The late Sir Michael Somare). Papua New Guineans are mourning the loss of the man who was the central figure in the country’s passage to independence. Sir Michael Somare passed away last week in Port Moresby after being diagnosed with advanced pancreatic…