Canadian navy lauds support

A Canadian navy on board the Operation Render Safe 2016 has expressed his sincere appreciation and gratitude to the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) and the local communities for their help, during the mission to salvaged war remnants in the country. Speaking to the Solomon Star recently the Canadian navy said for him as…

Two envoys commissioned

Two country’s diplomats have been commissioned yesterday by the Governor General Sir Frank Kabui in Honiara today. His Excellency, Joseph Pius Waleanisia has been commissioned as the new country’s Ambassador to the Republic of China (ROC), Taiwan while His Excellency John Patterson Oti was commissioned as Solomon Islands Non-resident High Commissioner to the Republic of…

More dengue cases

More than 200 suspected cases of dengue-like illnesses have been reported so far from the surveillance sentinel sites in Honiara and Guadalcanal Province. A statement from the Ministry of Health early this week said the system has picked up resurgence in dengue-like illness. In light of the increasing cases, the Ministry of Health and Medical…

MPs tax-free ruling today

THE Court of Appeal will deliver its ruling this morning on the MPs tax-free salary case. And Transparency Solomon Islands (TSI) encourages all tax-payers and the public to attend the ruling at Court Room 6 in the High Court. “This is to show support for the five citizens who challenged the decision made by Members…

YWPG to host film festival competition

THE Young Women’s Parliamentary Group (YWPG)is hosting a first ever FilmFestival, coinciding with the ‘16 Days of Activism on domestic and gender-based violence’ in late November this year. Following the success of last year’s “Girls in front” Film Festival which was introduced by Melbourne University professors and film experts, Jeanette Hoorn, Barbara Creed and Helen…

Inquiry into mid-year budget review

The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) commenced a three (3) day inquiry into the 2016 mid – year budget review as of Wednesday the 12th October and will end today, Friday 14th October 2016. Chair of the PAC, Hon Rick Houenipwela in this opening remarks said, this is a Parliamentary Committee and it is mandated under…

Blame game on funds for MOI clinic

THE GOVERNMENT through the Ministry of Health and Medical Services has denied receiving any cheque from Taiwanes government to establish a clinic at Henua Li’i island of Ontong Java, Malaita Outer Island (MOI). The ministry told the Solomon Star this week they have no idea about the cheque being donated two years ago for the…

IDC staff on strike

Demand removal of general manager Ian Vasula WORKERS of Isabel Development Company (IDC) have gone on strike since Monday in support of their demand for the removal of general manager Ian Vasula. An IDC insider revealed this to the Solomon Star on Thursday. The action has left the company’s three passenger and cargo vessels stuck…

Province yet to clarify how funds are spent

MALAITA Provincial Executive is yet to clarify how it spent $2 million it illegally borrowed from businessman and executive member Alick Butala at an unbelievable 20 per cent interest rate. This comes as the contract surrounding the controversial lending was made public The contract was signed by the Malaita Provincial Secretary Jackson Gege, lender Alick…