Deserving duo

Dear Editor – Mrs Minnie Arosi, who has served for 13 years in the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF), is the first of only two female police officers to qualify as a specialist fingerprint expert. Minnie, who received her fingerprint training in New Zealand, is working in the RSIPF Forensic Unit. Douglas Idufanoa of…

SINU starts its $120M infrastructure upgrade

A GROUND breaking ceremony was held Wednesday at the Solomon Islands National University (SINU) Panatina Campus to mark the start of the university’s $120 million building project. The ceremony was witnessed by Deputy Prime Minister Manasseh Maelanga, Ministry of Education and Human Resources Development permanent secretary Dr Franco Rodie, SINU Board chairman and MP for…

Kenilorea takes up PS role

PETER Kenilorea Jnr. has taken up his new role as Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and External Trade. Mr Kenilorea, who arrived back from New York early this month where he had served with the United Nations (UN) for 17 years, confirmed this to the Solomon Star yesterday. He said he actually…

PM: Meeting with O’Neil ‘fruitful’

A NUMBER of issues have been discussed between the Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) Chair and the country’s Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare and the Papua New Guinea (PNG) Prime Minister Peter O?Neill. And the outcome of the meeting was dubbed as ‘very fruitful’ by Mr Sogavare. The two leaders met in Port Moresby on Wednesday, concluding…

HCC pledges to back vendors

HONIARA City Council (HCC) will continue to support all stakeholders to make the market safer, more inclusive and provide literacy training for vendors. That’s according to the Honiara City Council Deputy Clerk Fred Jones who was the guest of honour during the graduation ceremony hosted by UNDP for the Honiara Vendors yesterday at the Saint…

Schmeling happy with performance

The Marist FC Brazilian Coach, Juliano Schmeling is happy with his team’s performance despite their narrow 2-1 defeat to the Vanuatu champions, Erakor FC on Wednesday. Schmeling told OFC media it was an open match which could have ended in favour of either side. He commended both sides for their perseverance and performances. “I’m happy…

Pikinini Rugby registration open

REGISTRATION for Soltuna Pikinini rugby is now open for primary schools wishing to take part in the competition. A statement from the Solomon Islands Rubgy Union (SIRUF) confirmed this to Star Sports this week.  “The Sol tuna Pikinini rugby for primary schools registration is now open,’’ SIRUF said. “We are calling on all the primary…

Police attend to wounding cases

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Contractor promises a standard building

CHINESE Civil Engineer Construction Corporation (CCECC) promised to build a standard complex for the Solomon Islands National University (SINU). CCECC is the Chinese Company that won the contract to build the $120million project at SINU Panatina Campus starting this week. “I want to assure you that CCECC will bring a professional technical and management team…