Cleansing of illegal businesses explained

GOVERNOR of Northern Province in Papua New Guinea, Gary Juffa has insisted that the actions of his government against certain foreign run businesses do not target a specific ethnic group but all foreign run illegal businesses. He also pointed out that there was a need to protect PNG business opportunities and prevent the loss of…

Papangu church work can now continue

PAPANGU community in North Guadalcanal can now continue with their initial construction of a permanent church building. The community on Wednesday received 40 pieces of corrugated roofing iron and other building materials made possible from constituency funds. Member of Parliament (MP) for North Guadalcanal Samson Maneka hand over the materials to community representatives yesterday. The…

Gov’t supports Bloody Ridge project

PRIME Minister Hon Manasseh Sogavare said the Democratic Coalition for Change Government is committed to ensuring the proposed United States ‘Bloody Ridge Project’ on Guadalcanal is successfully implemented. The Bloody Ridge Project proposes the turning of Bloody Ridge into a US Memorial Park. Bloody Ridge is situated between the Honiara International Airport and Tenaru. The…

Taiwan launches new eVisa system

TAIWAN officially launched an electronic visa (eVisa) application system Tuesday, with citizens of 27 countries, including Solomon Islands, to benefit in the first stage of the system’s implementation, its Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) officials have announced. Roger Luo, deputy director-general of MOFA’s Bureau of Consular Affairs, said the eVisa system is now open to…

School results

Dear Editor – Many of us who waited for hours yesterday to get the form 1 results on the Island Sun newspaper were left high and dry. This is because the paper ran out quickly. I don’t know how many copies of the newspaper were printed, but my guess is it probably less than 2,000,…

Militant police officers

Dear Editor – In July 2003, the national parliament passed the Facilitation of International Act 2003. Following that, the Governor General requested international aid to assist in restoring peace in Solomon Islands after the chaos of the ethnic tension. In 2003 the so called RAMSI was formed which comprised of six island state in the…

PM rewards players

Dear Editor – The following observation is made in respect to the above as per Star Issue No 6076, dated 12/01/16. Whilst these gestures are much appreciated, it should be free from politicization. The way to do it is to have a permanent structure and process for awarding such rewards. This gives the sense that…

New director for Kilu’ufi hospital

KILU’UFI Hospital in Malaita Province has a new director. He is Dr. Henry Kako This was confirmed yesterday by the Former Director, Mark Maleau. Speaking from Kilu’ufi Hospital, Maeleau said Dr. Kako has officially taken up his new position at the hospital. He said Dr.Kako comes from Malaita Province. The outgoing former director Mr Maeleau…

Man drowns at Auki wharf

AUKI police have retrieved the body of a man believed to have drowned after falling into the sea at Auki wharf, Malaita Province, Tuesday night. Police said the man in his 30’s was believed to have fallen asleep as he was sitting at the rail edge of the wharf while waiting for the arrival of…

Men, juveniles remanded

Four men including two juveniles facing separate criminal offences have been remanded in custody on Tuesday. The juveniles aged 16 and 17 were charged with one count each of burglary and criminal trespass in relation to alleged incidents last December at Tulagi, Central Province. Prosecution alleged they broke into a home and allegedly stole batteries.…