59 nabbed in logging dispute

About 59 people involved in the recent logging disputes at Vasara camp, Rendova in the Western Province were arrested by police on Monday. Commissioner of Police Matthew Varley confirmed to the media during a press conference, Monday. He said police are monitoring the situation there as additional officers from Honiara and Gizo were deployed to…

ADB pledge help

Asian Development Bank (ADB) has pledged to assist the country achieve its development goals. The bank’s Pacific Department Director General Xianbin Yaomade the offer during the opening of ADB’s Extended Mission in Solomon Islands (EMSOL) office on Friday. “We are expanding our presence in the Solomon Islands because we are here to help,” Yao stated.…

Special orientation for late students

A SPECIAL orientation session was held yesterday at USP Laucala campus for Solomon Islands’ first year students who arrived late. The orientation was organised by USP Campus Life and Students Learning Service (SLS). A final year student, John Harry, who attended the special orientation, told the Solomon Star the session helped the first year students…

Special orientation for late students

A SPECIAL orientation session was held yesterday at USP Laucala campus for Solomon Islands’ first year students who arrived late. The orientation was organised by USP Campus Life and Students Learning Service (SLS). A final year student, John Harry, who attended the special orientation, told the Solomon Star the session helped the first year students…

Salary delay claim dismissed

A FORMER Malaita Provincial Assembly Member has refute claims by Malaita provincial secretary Jackson Gege that the delay in salary payments to provincial employees was a result of a huge debt created by the former provincial government. The former member of East Are’are Ward 19 Slade Abae said blaming the former provincial government for incurring…

Marist futsal jets out

Marist Futsal club departed yesterday to participate at the JF International futsal championship in Australia. The team comprised of 13 players, three team officials and is led by coach Jerry Sam. According to head coach, Juliano Schmeling the team has been preparing well and aims for a good run in this competition. Schmeling did not…

NPF investment proposals

Dear Editor – I wish to congratulate the Minister of Finance for rejecting the NPF Board’s new investment proposals. I believe such bad investment choices have exposed lack of appropriate competencies and financial/investment skills of the current NPF Board. For the sake of public confidence, the Minister of Finance must immediately revoke and terminate the…

Let’s keep the peace this festive season

THE festive season is definitely here. And 2016 is coming to its close. The hype that comes with Christmas is evident in Honiara as people went on shopping sprees. There were families who have already left Honiara to spend Christmas in their villages with relatives. State institutions and private sector organisations have been holding Christmas…