Man supports Suidani’s ‘Yeast ban’ call

An outspoken Malaita man, Nathaniel Maegwari has thrown full support in the call made by provincial Premier, Daniel Suidani to ban the import of yeast into the country. Early this week, premier Suidani called on the government to take a leading role in the fight against the illegally home-brewed alcohol locally known as ‘Kwaso.’ “The…

Rove seafront development causes flooding 

RESIDENTS and business houses near the main Rove drainage system are complaining why a developer is allowed to continue blocking the outlet to sea causing high water and flooding during heavy rain. According to Solomon Islands Weather Office, heavy rain will likely continue, causing residents and businesses to express concern about this in that part…

PPC Ramosaea calls for respect

THE Acting Provincial Police Commander (PPC) for Malaita Province Inspector Michael Ramosaea has called on youths in the Oloburi District of East Kwaio to respect their own people and communities. PPC Ramosaea was responding to a media statement made by Sam Ngedea who accused police of the lack of response to his call for police…

PRIVATE CHINA FLIGHT SET

SOLOMON Airlines has confirmed that its Airbus A320 aircraft will operate a Government approved private charter flight between Guangzhou and Honiara on 1 February 2021. A statement from the State-Owned Entity (SOE) on Friday said “The international aircraft will first operate as a ferry flight on 31 January, flying empty from its Brisbane base via Biak,…

PM: STAY CALM

Covid-19 scare in Malaita shows low community transmission PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare calls on the citizens and in particular the people of Malaita Province to remain calm and allow health professionals to complete their analysis. He made the call when he delivered his statement in a special nationwide address yesterday, regarding recent reports of a…

Solair to offer seats on Feb BNE-HON flights

FOLLOWING special approvals by the Solomon Islands and Australian Governments, Solomon Airlines is continuing to offer a limited number of passenger seats for booking on the airline’s regular Friday cargo flights between Brisbane and Honiara. Seats on the Airbus A320 international flights are available to those who meet special conditions and each passenger must have travel…

Gina defends China’s visit

WESTERN Province Premier David Gina has defended the visit of the Chinese Envoy to Gizo, Western Province this week. The visit had sparked heated discussions on social media among other platforms with a majority of negativity being projected by members of the public, especially through Facebook. Premier Gina in response calls on the people of…

PANIC, FEAR OVER COVID

PANIC and fear have gripped Malaita Province as a report emerges that a student who tested positive for COVID-19 last year and spent his holiday in East Fateleka is under now quarantine after his routine test on Tuesday turned positive again. According to information received, the male student after returning from studies in the Philippines…

AUKI POLICE UNDER SPOTLIGHT

AN East Kwaio man has called for an explanation from Auki police after reports of the destruction of a village Water Supply and brewing of Kwaso were not taken up. Sam Ngedea told Solomon Star yesterday Lausia and Tagalo communities in the Olomburi District of East Kwaio are living in fear because of threats by…

Car crash victims to be repatriated 

SOLOMON Islands High Commissioner to Australia Robert Sisilo is heading to Queensland to arrange for the repatriation of two Solomon Islanders who were killed in a car crash over the weekend. According to a published report, the Pacific Labour Welfare Duty Officer at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) relayed this incident to…