Landowners threaten to close water source

THE BIKU party tribe of Munda, Western Province have threatened to shut-off Ziata water source supply in protest over missing money.  The tribal group claimed they have not received payment of $SBD400, 000 made to the tribal owners of Ziata water source. A document cited by this paper showed a cheque of $SBD400,000.00 had been…

Call to submit $500M evidence to police

THE Ministry of Forestry must do the proper thing to hand the file of hard evidence documents pointing to unaccounted government revenue of more than $500 Million in the logging industry from the period of 2008-2013, to be submitted to the police for criminal investigation and possible prosecution. Now with the public knowledge and exposure…

Police to launch Orange day campaign

POLICE will launch the Orange Day Campaign next week to celebrate International Day to Eliminate Violence Against Women and Girls. Acting Police Commissioner Juanita Matanga said the event, to be launched on August 25, is sanctioned by the United Nations. She said the national community policing, on behalf of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force…

Explosive ordinance team gifted with Kawasaki Mule

The Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) should now be capable to clear unexploded ordinance (UXO), thanks to a new Kawasaki mule vehicle gifted by the Australian Defence Force. The vehicle was handed over by Chief of Staff Navy Strategic Command, Peter Laver, to improve the Explosive Ordinance Dive Team’s mobility and capability to support…

Regional financial supervisors meet

More than 25 regional financial supervisors and experts will be in Honiara next week for the annual meeting of the Association of Financial Supervisors of Pacific Countries (AFSPC). The Central Bank of Solomon Islands (CBSI) will be hosting the event. A statement by CBSI said, the 13th AFSPC meeting is jointly hosted by CBSI and…

Malaita council of women AGM

MALAITA  Provincial Council of Women (MPCW) kick started its Annual General Meeting in Auki Malaita Province Wednesday this week. Solomon Star correspondent in Auki township, William Ekotani said participants came from communities.in and Around Malaita Province. He said the three-day annual general meeting will end today. Mr.Ekotani said, participants discussed issues concerning the work of…

20 students enrolled at Kwaibala centre

A TOTAL of 20 students have enrolled by registering their names starting Monday this week at the newly built  Academic Learning Center at kwabala,Auki  Malaita Province. The enrollment began on Monday and was closed on Friday. Speaking to this paper, Director of the Academic center, John Ulasi said the students have enrolled for training in…

Korean group on fact-finding mission

A Korean consultancy group has spent the past few days in the country on a fact-finding mission to set up businesses here. The three member delegation came on behalf of potential investors who are interested in setting up businesses here. They met with senior Government officials earlier this week. The group consists of business executives…

Academic seminar set for this weekend

AN INTERACTIVE seminar bringing together all local students and academics studying and working at the University of the South Pacific (USP), Laucala campus in Suva, Fiji is set for this weekend. It was a new initiative by the current Solomon Islands Students Association (SISA) executive, led by president, Anthony Maelasi. Its called, FARAILA in a…