Draft ICT broadcasting policies with PM

Prime Minister Hon Manasseh Sogavare last week received the draft of the National Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) policy and draft National Broadcasting policy is now with the Prime Minister. PM Manasseh Sogavare formally received the policies last week for consideration and possible endorsement. The draft policies were presented to him by Dr Andrew Simpson,…

Sasako denies links to miners

THE Government has denied claims its ministers have close links with Indonesian mining firm PT Mega Bintang Borneo. The controversial company has been illegally extracting bauxites on Rennell despite the cancellation of its licence. Government Media Consultant, Alfred Sasako, while denying any ministerial links with Bintang, said the decision to grant an export permit to…

Speech contest focus on Deep Sea Mining

EUROPEAN Union together with the Secretariat of the Pacific Community SPC and Solomon Islands Government has successfully completed the youth’s deep sea mining debate, Thursday night. The debate involves 14 youths and student from various high schools around Honiara after a weeklong series of information gathering and sessions about the good and bad sides of…

Korea assists forestry ministry

KOREA International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) has donated a total of 1,037 items to the Ministry of Forest and Research, Thursday. The items were handed in a short ceremony held at the ministry’s headquarters at Lengakiki. The donation comes after the signing of the Record of Discussions on 10 October 2013, between KOICA and the ministry.…

Police heads to help in rearmament process

THE Provincial Police Commanders (PPCs) of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF), stationed in provinces throughout the country, are to assist with the community consultations on the staged limited rearmament of the RSIPF. This follows a presentation on the staged limited rearmament of the RSIPF during the annual PPC’s conference held in Honiara between…

Dash 8 goes under maintenance

SOLOMON Airlines says its Dash 8 aircraft will be temporarily taken out of service as part of its planned maintenance with a down time from Sunday 7th to Tuesday 9th June 2015. The national carrier’s General Manager Operations & Commercial, Gus Kraus said the maintenance program is standard practice for the aircraft. “Scheduled maintenance of…

Lai: My OFC appointment important

The Solomon Islands Football Federation (SIFF) William Lai says his inclusion to the Oceania Football Confederation (OFC) Executive is important for Solomon Islands Football. Lai revealed this upon arrival yesterday from Zurich where he and other SIFF executive members took part in the recently held FIFA presidential elections. “As a Football nation it’s important that…

GP malaria supports rugby 7s

The country’s national rugby sevens squad yesterday received 17 mosquito nets as they remain in camp in preparation for the Pacific Games in Papua New Guinea next month. The nets were donated by the Guadalcanal Provincial malaria department and handed over by the Guadalcanal malaria program manager, Francis Oto. Speaking during the brief handing over…

Ronia slams budget claim

Dear Editor – In Star No. 5834 I raised a concern over the press release in which SIG Media Consultant, Alfred Sasako, was boastful about the “A Major Economic Victory” which the DCCG had achieved during the first quarter of this year. I was glad that Gabriel Taloikwai hit the nail on its head and…