LOs’ BLOCK LAND

..demands gov’t to sort out Tina Hydro development  LANDOWNING Tribes who were deprived of their rights for hosting the much talked national project Tina Hydro Project are demanding the National Government to give back their land. After several attempt to solve their issue with the national government they have taken another step by stopping the…

MV Taimareho accused yet to plea

THE individuals facing charges in relation to the MV Taimareho incident that claimed the lives of 27 passengers in April last year are still to plea to the charges against them. They are vessel master Michael Roy Galo, captains Joe Malepa and Stephen Waina’ai, WAC Shipping Community Limited directors Esther Hoasihere, John Bosco Houanihau, Lawrence…

TRICKSTER UNDER POLICE RADAR

STEPHEN HOKIWASI – the man credited with Solomon Islands’ latest home-grown scam – is under police radar, sources told Solomon Star last night. According to information obtained by Solomon Star, Mr. Wasi had allegedly collected more than $7.8 million in bank and other fees from his 1, 038-member followers. Sources said some of the people…

$34m Fiscal Relief Support from NZ received

SOLOMON Islands yesterday took ownership of a Fiscal Relief package worth about NZD 6 million/ SBD34m from the New Zealand Government.  The funding support was given in acknowledgement that while Solomon Islands communities remain protected against the serious health impacts of an outbreak, the ongoing effects of COVID-19 have caused significant socio-economic hardship and impacts…

Police arrest 3 youths for stealing mobile phones 

Officers of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) in Honiara City has arrested three youths for robbery of mobile phones during operation clean east zone over the weekend. Provincial Police Commander (PPC), Honiara City, Superintendent John Matamaru said the trio were arrested for alleged robbery of a bag containing personal belongings including three smart phones and $300-00 cash. …

PM attends CIP 2nd appointed day

PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare will visit the people of Central Islands Province and their executive leaders to mark the 40th anniversary of the 2nd appointed 2nd appointed day in Tulagi the provincial headquarters, Tuesday. Sogavare has been travelling lately to Isabel and Temotu already upon invitations from the provincial leaders. He was gracing their celebration…

Shortlands Cultural display awes AHC

THE Australian High Commissioner to Solomon Islands, Dr Lachlan Stratham has praised the highly rich culture displayed by the people of Shortland Islands in the Western Province during the recent groundbreaking ceremony of the new Patrol Base Outpost in Lofung and Nila. The groundbreaking of the multi-million project last week has seen a display of…

PM OPENS NSSG

THE National Secondary School Games (NSSG) was officially opened by the Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare at Lawson Tama, Monday. The opening ceremony was marked with all school teams parading from the Honiara City Council (HCC) to Lawson Tama. Hundreds of the thousands of student athletes from the 39 participating secondary schools attended the ceremony. In…

School Games begin Tuesday

  THE National Secondary School Games will kick off their respective sports tournaments starting today. Six sports will start their tournaments namely Netball, Athletics, Taekwondo, Volleyball, Basketball, Beach Volleyball. Netball and Basketball will be played at the SMI Courts starting at 9am. Volleyball will be played at the Justice Precinct close to the High Court…

FIU BRIDGE PROPOSAL REJECTED

A proposal for the design and construction of Fiu River Bridge on Malaita Province has been rejected. Solomon Islands Roads and Aviation Project (SIRAP) under the Ministry of Communication and Aviation (MCA) and the Ministry of Infrastructure Development (MID) has issued a rejection letter to the proposer earlier this week, a statement issued by SIRAP…