Nazar refutes accusation

Nazar Group of Companies have refuted a media report that claim their hotel project in Honiara has been delayed due to financial difficulties. They said the report was baseless and absurd. Nazar Chief executive Officer Sukru Cebi said: “The Company wishes to clarify that a land parcel at the former Laperous area in Honiara was…

No plans to sack Yow

There are no plans by the Solomon Islands Ports Authority (SIPA) board to terminate the contract of chief executive officer Colin Yow. Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Infrastructure Development Henry Murray clarified this following rumours the board under its newly-appointed chairman Billy Titiulu will sack Singaporean Yow. “Any decision will have to be made…

Drier than normal rainfall predicted

Central and Eastern parts of the Solomon Islands are expected to experience a drier than normal rainfall from February to April this year. A Rainfall Outlook issued by the Solomon Islands Meteorological Services said a normal rainfall condition was forecasted for the Western region. The statement said the outlook is consistent with the statistical model…

ACOM to elect new Archbishop Feb 12

The Anglican Church of Melanesia (ACOM) will elect its new Archbishop next month. ACOM General Secretary Dr Abraham Hauriasi said the election will take place on 12 February. This was to replace Archbishop David Vunagi who retired late last year. Hauriasi said the provincial electoral board of the Church will conduct the election. The Archbishop…

USP campus here under fire

University of the South Pacific (USP) in Honiara has come under fire after one of its staff allegedly refused to assist a student with disability. Edwin Babanisi, who is blind by disability, is studying law at USP’s Laucala campus in Fiji. He took his frustration of being unfairly treated by a female USP staff to…

Guadalcanal to sponsor more students at SINU

Guadalcanal Provincial Education Authority will sponsor more than 200 students to study at Solomon Islands National (SINU) through its provincial scholarship board. In their efforts to build the province’s human resource capacity, the province for the first time initiated a sponsorship program and injected millions of dollars to sponsor tertiary students wishing to undertake study…

Fataleka CDO urged to explain use of funds

Fataleka constituent John Talo is calling on the Constituency Development Officer for Fataleka constituency, George Abana, to explain how constituency funds are used in 2015. These include Agriculture Funds, Forestry Fund (downstream processing and reforestation), and Church Fund allocation of $200,000. Talo said there is nothing on ground to prove that funds are being used…

Body of elderly found at Kukum

A man in his 50s has been found dead on Friday night the Florence Young School junction at Kukum, east Honiara. He was from Malaita. The Sunday Star was told the elderly man had been selling fish and chips earlier that night along the Kukum Highway to night club goers. “He was on his way…

Lets support our tourism industry

LAST Sunday for the first time this year more than 2,000 tourists on board a visiting tourist boat Sea Princess graced our shores for a day long visit. No doubt our guests must have enjoyed their time here and we thank them for dropping by. It was a busy day for the city, given the…