Young man jailed for attacking couple

  A YOUNG man who attacked a couple outside of the Heritage Park (HP) Hotel last year had been sentenced to two and a half years imprisonment, Tuesday. Daniel Saomatangi, 21, was sentenced following his conviction after a trial on one count of grievous harm and one count of common assault. Principal Magistrate Augustine Aulanga…

WOMAN ONCE IGNORED NOW ENDORSED

NANETTE TUTUA – the Choiseulese woman once ignored by the Government to be the Chair of the Public Service Commission Board a few years ago – has now been endorsed as OUR PARTY’s official candidate for the South Choiseul Constituency by-election later this year. The PARTY’s Parliamentary Wing leader and Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare has…

2021 budget theme unveiled

The National Government has unveiled its 2021 national budget theme, Tuesday. The theme is; ‘Towards a Path to Economic Recovery: Advancing Growth and Services Delivery Through Better Partnerships.’ The Government aims to implement this theme under the two overarching redirection policy commitments, which aims to protect the citizens of the Solomon Islands from the spread…

Adding value to our fish commodity

DESCRIBING his venture into the production of smoked fish fillets simply as trying to add value to our fish commodity, Schulte Maetoloa of Gizo, Western Province is making waves with his product despite still being in its trial phase. Popularly known for his musical passion and contribution to the national and regional music scene as…

SINU extends enrollment time 

THE Solomon Islands National University (SINU) has extended its enrolment date for semester 1, 2021 following a given approval from the joint senate and senior management committee last week. This means the enrollment will continue until this Friday. According to the SINU press statement, the decision was made based on the numerous requests they received.…

NRH Nightmare

The Leader of Opposition, Hon. Matthew Wale in response to the statements by the NRH CEO Dr. George Malefoasi describing bed shortages and other problems at the NRH, has said that the government has neglected the NRH for a very long time.  “This is not just because of the diversion of resources to Covid-19 related…

Atoifi nursing college stage 2021 graduation 

ATOIFI Adventist Nursing College in East Kwaio, Malaita Province successfully staged its graduation ceremony over the weekend. The graduation weekend program was held from Friday 12th to Sunday 14th February. The highlight of the program was the graduation ceremony on Sunday. Atoifi Information System Officer Harry Samuel told Solomon Star, the weekend program was a…

Gov’t crisis management in education

The Leader of Opposition Matthew Wale is unhappy at what seems to be a “perpetual crisis management” by the government in dealing with scholarships and the school fees policy. In a statement issued on Monday, Mr. Wale said, these two important considerations are annual cycles that are entirely foreseeable and the government is expected to be…

In Court with Assumpta

* Sentence for elderly man, Feb 25* One Link’s bail ruling next Monday  Sentence for elderly man, Feb 25 THE 57-year-old man who had unlawful sexual intercourse with his 11-year-old granddaughter in 2019 will be sentenced on February 25. The sentencing submissions and mitigation on his matter was made yesterday before Justice Maelyn Bird. Lazarus…