Shanel discourages proposed motion

Newly installed minister for Aviation & Communication Peter Shanel told the house last week that there is nothing for the Members of Parliament (MPs) to fight over, despite government is running on minority rule. Speaking on the floor of parliament when argument broke out over the proposed motion of no confidence Shanel told the house…

USP health week kicks-off

THE University of the South Pacific (USP) Solomon Islands Campus in Honiara annual health week being organised in affiliation with the Ministry of Health starts today. The one week event will kick-off today til Friday 30th October. The week-long event is part of the campus (USPSI) focal point aimed at bringing together staff and students…

Divine Word students to sit exams online

The university’s administration office says the installation of the system was a clear testament to the DWU paperless policy. It said the online system is catering for every department, particularly the arts and science students to sit for their exams. The university’s exam timetable already available on the university’s website states that all exams will…

Bmobile-Vodafone upgrades service in Malaita

BMOBILE-VODAFONE last week has upgraded its network in Malaita province with the launch of its high capacity network in the province. Malaita province’s Deputy Premier Alick Maeaba and Bmobile-Vodafone’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Niall Downey were the ones cutting the ribbon during the launching. A statement from the company said: “This is a significant step…

Christafari touches down to a traditional welcome

WORLD renowned religious reggae band Christafari has touched down at the Henderson airport in Honiara yesterday to a momentous traditional welcome. Hundreds of fans gathered at the arrivals exit door, with the melodious tunes from the Solomon Islands very own panpipe boys greeting the touring friends. Christafari’s front man, Mark Mohr was seen upon exiting…

MPs set up 3 hotel camps

THREE hotel camps have been established ahead of Friday’s looming motion of no confidence. These are at the Honiara Hotel, Mendana Hotel, and Pacific Casino Hotel. The Solomon Star has established the Honiara Hotel camp is made up of those in the DCC Government, while the Mendana Hotel comprised of the Independent Group and Opposition.…

RSIPF farewell Braithwaite

Members of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) on Thursday farewelled the outgoing RAMSI Special Coordinator Justine Braithwaite with a guard of honour at the Rove Police Headquarters in Honiara. Ms Braithwaite, the sixth RAMSI Special Coordinator and the first female to hold the position, leaves at the end of this month after spending…

High police presence expected

HIGHER presence of police will be seen on the street and certain key locations over next week, says Police Commissioner Frank Prendergast. He said this is due to the political development that is occurring since last week in Honiara.  “Police are aware of the political development occurring as of last week,” Mr Prendergast said. “We…

Murder committal hearing halted

THE committal hearing into the murder of the young man whose dead body was found floating in the Lungga Creek early this year was halted, Thursday. This was after the lawyer of one of the two men accused of the murder raised an issue in relation to a question asked by the presiding magistrate during…