Airlines to open new travel centre

Solomon Airlines will mark its 52nd year of national airline service today with the official opening of its new Travel Centre at the Tongs building in Point Cruz. In addition, the airline is offering 25 per cent discount on airfares on all domestic routes for a limited time as already advertised in the media. Heralding…

Ground-breaking for Auki tourism office set

Ministry of Culture and Tourism (MCT) will this week conduct an official ground-breaking ceremony for the construction of a new Malaita province tourism office in Auki. The Ministry’s Permanent Secretary (PS) John Wasi told the Solomon Star on Monday that the ceremony will take place sometime this week. Once the weather improves, a delegation will…

Another Party launched

SOLOMON Islands has witnessed another historical launch of a new political party last Sunday afternoon in Honiara. Called Solomon Islands People First Party (SIPFP), it preached its ideology of putting Solomon islanders first and leaves no one behind. Party President Rt Reverend Bishop Jonnie L Kuper, said SIPFP believes the country does not achieve its…

Dr Rodgers challenges locals

Former Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) secretary general and now interim leader of Solomon Islands People First Party(SIPFP) Dr Jimmy Rodgers has challenged all Solomon Islanders to answer what kind of a country they want to see for them, their children and their children’s children. Dr Rodgers said people of this country must try…

SIPFP signs integrity pledge

THE first lot of Solomon Islands People First Party (SIPFP) members have signed their integrity pledge before Transparency Solomon Islands (TSI) and other civil society groups on Sunday. The event signifies the party’s pledge to eradicate and stop corruption practices in their campaign and also if they hold power in parliament. Speaking before putting their…

Trustees unhappy with decision to halt operation

Kolosori trustee Chief Elliot Cortez from Isabel Province has voiced his disappointment that Sumitomo applied for and was granted a temporary injunction stopping them from re-starting nickel prospecting activities on Kolosori land in Isabel Province, just days after the High Court validated their company Axiom KB’s prospecting and land rights. In a statement yesterday Mr…

Our voters list expected to be completed today

The Solomon Islands Electoral Commission says it will officially receive its completed voter’s registration list today. The Commission’s media unit has confirmed that the country’s first biometric voters list was completed last week. The new system was introduced to try to eliminate multiple registrations and ghost voting as seen in previous elections. The Electoral Commission…

Hit and run accident

A MAN is dead after being hit by a passing vehicle over the weekend. Reports reaching the paper said the hit and run incident occurred on Saturday night around 7pm while the deceased was attempting to cross the main road from the Carpenters Hardware area, Ranadi, East Honiara. The deceased is believed to be from…