Domestic port to be tar-sealed soon

THE Domestic jetty area within the Ports vicinity will be tar sealed soon says Collin Yow, the CEO of Solomon Islands Ports Authority (SIPA). He made the revelation last week, in a press conference with members of the local media. “By December, the domestic port area will be tar sealed and come next year, it…

Renbel govt welcomes court order

Last week’s High Court Order against the APID company has been welcomed as a relief-spell for the people and leadership of Renbel province.  In a statement, Renbel Premier Hon Collin Singamoana said, that this Order has brought some degree of respite and encouragement for them in their battle against the APID company, which has besieged…

Tanangada hits back

The MP for Gizo-Kolombangara Hon Jimson Tanangada says he was shocked at the manner in which prominent Independent Group politicians use cheap political tactics in their effort to garner public support, saying Solomon Islanders deserve better. Hon Tanagada was referring to an Independent Leader’s media statement on Friday which stated that he (Hon Tanangada) was…

New AIDS cases to be announced today

MINISTER or Health and Medical Services, Dr. Tautai Agikimua Kaitu’u will officially announce the new human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) Aids cases in Solomon Islands today. This is part of marking the Word Aids Day, which falls on 1 December. Director of Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) and HIV Dr. Henry Kako confirmed to Solomon Star on…

Public Solicitor services return to Makira

A high-level delegation led by the Minister of Justice and Legal Affairs William Marau have left yesterday for Makira Ulawa Province to witness the re-establishment of a Public Solicitor’s Office (PSO) in Kirakira. The re-establishment of the legal services will be marked today with the handing over of an office and residence. The government funded…

Bill to address family welfare to parliament

Prime Minister (PM) Manasseh Sogavare has announced the Democratic Coalition for Change (DCC) Government is committed to passing legislation on child welfare and protection. Sogavare said this in his speech at the 16 days of activism against gender based violence in Honiara yesterday. He said subject to the Bill’s endorsement by Cabinet, the Bill should…

Review on financial inclusion underway

The Central Bank of Solomon Islands (CBSI) in partnership with the United Nations Pacific Financial Inclusion Programme (PFIP) will host a one-day  national workshop to review  the country’s’ financial Inclusion strategy and set the next medium term strategy (2016-2020) today. It will be held at the Heritage Park Hotel. The Solomon Islands National Financial Inclusion…

More violence victims. at Care Centre

MORE than five hundred violence victims in the country are being housed at the Christian Care Centre (CCC) outside Honiara. This was confirmed by Director of the Centre Sr. Ruth Hope on Wednesday. “The majority of these figures are women, girls and children victimized from the gender-based violence,” Sr Hope said. She added that this…

PM condemns lobbying tactics

PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare has condemned in the strongest terms the action of Opposition and former DCC MPs “who are using scrupulous tactics to lobby for another motion of no-confidence against his government. Mr Sogavare said he was aghast to have learned that members of the Opposition and former DCC MPs are pushing their determination…