SECRET REVEALS

THE secret is out. Harvesting beche de mer in Solomon Islands is free all year round. This is based on a decision handed down by the Court of Appeal almost four years ago. The ruling on 12th October 2018 means that there is no “on-and-off” season for harvesting the multi-million-dollar beche de mer delicacy and…

New Fishery Centre on the way for Temotu Pele

Temotu Pele Constituency (TPC) is progressing work in collaboration with the Temotu Provincial Government (TPG) Fisheries Division towards establishing a new fishery centre to replace the previous Fishery Centre which was built in the 80s at Nyialo village in the Reef Islands. Initiated under the TPC development priorities for this year, the fishery project initiative…

NRH investigates hospital “drunk party” 

THE National Referral Hospital (NRH) executive management is now investigating complaints over an alleged “drunk party” inside the senior nurse’s office at the hospital’s Emergency Department.  NRH chief executive officer Dr George Malefoasi said the report is very disturbing and the NRH executive management is treating the matter very seriously.  He said investigation is now…

EX-MILITANTS PAYMENT QUESTIONED

OPPOSITION Leader Hon Matthew Wale has called on the Prime Minister and his government to clarify a planned payment to ex-militants. In a statement yesterday, Hon Wale said his office have been reliably informed that the Prime Minister and his Government are planning a $300,000 each payment to former militants. The Opposition Leader said his…

MP UNDER SPOTLIGHT

LCC could probe Minister Kologeto on alleged ‘secret plan’ to takeover constituency property AN alleged secret plan by senior Minister and Member of Parliament for South Vella La Vella Frederick Kologeto for the family takeover of Vella Development Company Ltd has been uncovered. Hon Kologeto is the Minister for Commerce, Industries, Labour and Immigration. His…

DBSI to expand to provincial centres

THE government is now working on a project for the expansion of the services of the Development Bank of Solomon Islands (DBSI) to the provincial centres. Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare said his Democratic Coalition Government for Advancement (DCGA) hopes to open two provincial branches by end of the year. “My government is currently working on…

‘COMMUNIQUÉ BLOCKS CHINA’

Suidani stands by Auki Communiqué, claims Asilaua acted alone to bring China into Baegu THE news of the Baegu region of Malaita’s move in accepting China as a foreign investment has caught many Malaitans by surprise yesterday. Solomon Star was told that Member of Provincial Assembly (MPA) for Ward 11, Elijah Asilaua is behind the…