VDC de-registered

MYSTERY surrounds the de-registration of Vella Development Company [VDC] – a people’s business entity on Vella Lavella. Board members told Solomon Star yesterday they were only made aware of the de-registration today (Monday). Angry board members are pointing the finger of blame on none other than the Minister of Commerce, Industries, Immigration and Labour, Kologeto,…

DISPUTES REACH BOILING POINT

Vella Development Company plan for peaceful protest VELLA Development Company [VDC] – a people’s business entity on Vella Lavella – is calling on the Board of the Copra Export Marketing Authority (CEMA) to stop opening a buying centre on the island until the ownership issues of plantations on the island are sorted. A VDC spokesperson…

CROC PUNCHED

Young boy in stable condition A 10-year-old from Jejevo Katova district, in Isabel province is lucky to be alive after he was attacked multiple times by a crocodile while floating on a tire tube on Friday. Kingstone Siofi was swimming with his friends on a floating tube when the deadly beast emerged from nowhere and…

Narrow defeat for Solo

SOLOMON Islands men’s basketball team was defeated by host Fiji in their second match of the FIBA Melanesian Basketball Cup tournament in Fiji yesterday. The national men’s basketball team went down 66-57 to Fiji at the Vodafone Arena. It was an outstanding performance by Solomon Islands against the 2017 Melanesia Cup bronze medalists. By the…