Robbers panic

Give away crucial lead Robbers have escaped with undisclosed box of money after grabbing the box from two Asian businessmen outside the Bank South Pacific office in Central Honiara yesterday morning. But they left a crucial lead for police. One of the men believed to have involved in the robbery failed to make it in…

Park lauds DCCG land reform program

THE Visiting Chairman of Eagon group of companies, Young Ju Park has spoke highly of the Democratic Coalition for Change (DCC) government’s land reform program – one of DCCG’s fundamental reforms. Mr Park said the proposed reform is the right way forward in dealing with the customary land system that leads to the continuous land…

PM hails private sector

PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare has commended the private sector for their perseverance and hard work in running their businesses. He was speaking last Friday during the launch of the newly upgraded facility of Didao Refueling Station, at Kukum, east Honiara. “I take this opportunity to congratulate and commend Solomon Islanders who are useful in doing…

The rise of Didao

How Molea steers business to new heights Almost everyone knows where to find Didao Service Station in Honiara. But for those who don’t, it is at the seaside, west end of the Fishing village, east Honiara. Whilst genuine people see the business side of it as a service provider, it is not really that easier…

Isabel chief thanks company for road

Chief Helkia Mola of Gurumei in Isabel province has thanked Green Tree Company for constructing the much need road in their area. Mola told Sunday Star in an interview that construction work on the road by the company is progressing well. “On behalf of my people I would like to thank the Green Tree Company…

Plan to set up West Papua office here

West Papua independence leaders plan to open an office in Honiara. Their leader Jacob Rumbiak arrived in Honiara on Friday to further discuss the intention with local supporters. A member of the Solomon Islands Solidarity Group for West Papua Lily Chekana told the Sunday Star an office space was already allocated for West Papua. She…

Beu: Temotu gov’t has $1M debt

Temotu Provincial Government has reported incurred a debt that has now risen to $1 million.  Sacked provincial minister for Natural Resources, Fr. Brown Beu, made the claim. Beu was sacked last week over what Premier Nelson Menale claimed was “working against him”. Beu, a former premier himself, claimed the $1 million debt will stand in…

Sacked SIPA workers may be reinstated

Former Solomon Islands Ports Authority (SIPA) employees terminated at the height of controversies when current Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Colin Yow took office may be reinstated. Sources said these are employees with legitimate reasons dismissed unfairly and are supposed to be reinstated. Tipped to be reinstated also is the former CEO William Barile. Ministry of…

Beu denies accusations

Sacked Temotu provincial minister of natural resources Fr Brown Beu has slammed accusations levelled at him as basis for his termination Premier Nelson Menale last week. Beu received his marching orders last Thursday after Premier Menale accused him of undermining his leadership. Premier Menale stated he was suspicious of Beu indulging in scrupulous  deals with…

Students say gov’t should invest more into SINU

The national government should sponsor more students to study at the Solomon Islands National University (SINU) as part of its support for the institution. SINU Students Association (SINU SA) rep Mathew Jones made the suggestion after the government announced names of those who will study under government scholarship last week. Jones said while he acknowledge…