Kenilorea takes up PS role

PETER Kenilorea Jnr. has taken up his new role as Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and External Trade. Mr Kenilorea, who arrived back from New York early this month where he had served with the United Nations (UN) for 17 years, confirmed this to the Solomon Star yesterday. He said he actually…

PM: Meeting with O’Neil ‘fruitful’

A NUMBER of issues have been discussed between the Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) Chair and the country’s Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare and the Papua New Guinea (PNG) Prime Minister Peter O?Neill. And the outcome of the meeting was dubbed as ‘very fruitful’ by Mr Sogavare. The two leaders met in Port Moresby on Wednesday, concluding…

HCC pledges to back vendors

HONIARA City Council (HCC) will continue to support all stakeholders to make the market safer, more inclusive and provide literacy training for vendors. That’s according to the Honiara City Council Deputy Clerk Fred Jones who was the guest of honour during the graduation ceremony hosted by UNDP for the Honiara Vendors yesterday at the Saint…

Schmeling happy with performance

The Marist FC Brazilian Coach, Juliano Schmeling is happy with his team’s performance despite their narrow 2-1 defeat to the Vanuatu champions, Erakor FC on Wednesday. Schmeling told OFC media it was an open match which could have ended in favour of either side. He commended both sides for their perseverance and performances. “I’m happy…

Pikinini Rugby registration open

REGISTRATION for Soltuna Pikinini rugby is now open for primary schools wishing to take part in the competition. A statement from the Solomon Islands Rubgy Union (SIRUF) confirmed this to Star Sports this week.  “The Sol tuna Pikinini rugby for primary schools registration is now open,’’ SIRUF said. “We are calling on all the primary…

Police attend to wounding cases

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Contractor promises a standard building

CHINESE Civil Engineer Construction Corporation (CCECC) promised to build a standard complex for the Solomon Islands National University (SINU). CCECC is the Chinese Company that won the contract to build the $120million project at SINU Panatina Campus starting this week. “I want to assure you that CCECC will bring a professional technical and management team…

A vision is a mission to accomplish

THE National Constitution do not protect the land but it allows land manipulation hence it prostitutionalised the tribal land. The constitution is very colonial it has many colonial words with destructive intentions. These words are corruptions and briberies hence our system of governance is a corrupted system. It destroys the very fabric of our society,…

MP Parapolo’s 3-columns policy

A STATEMENT by the prime minister while concluding the debate on the Anti-Corruption Strategy is interesting. Thumbs up to Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare when he uttered something like this; “it is not wrong to assume that members who got into parliament through corrupt means will continue to practice corruption as a parliamentarian”.   Although these were…