USP delays start of semester 2

THE University of the South Pacific (USP) has delayed the start of semester 2, 2021. The reason behind this is to allow students, schools, and academic staff to better prepare for the new semester. Classes will now begin on August 16, 2021, and not August 9, 2021 as previously planned by the university. The decision…

US, SI share close history

The United States and the Solomon Islands share an intimate history, forged in blood and mud on the hills of Bloody Ridge, on the surrounding seas, and on beaches and forests throughout this remarkable nation. US Ambassador Erin McKee said in her speech which was read by CA Keithie Saunders on the 7th August to…

Frontliners’ allowance delay clarified

Ministry of Health and Medical Services (MHMS) says payment of all allowances for front-liners will still be paid. Permanent Secretary (PS) of the Ministry Pauline McNeil made the assurance following questions raised yesterday during the Office of the Prime and Cabinet sponsored talk-back show to update the country on COVID-19. She explained, raising of payments…

MAKIRA SUPPORTS TRADITIONAL GOVERNANCE BILL

THE Makira Provincial Government, Chiefs, Traditional Leaders and Elders fully supported the enactment of the Traditional Governance Custom Facilitation Bill 2018 (TGCFB), this was echoed in a consultation held at Kirakira, Makira/Ulava Province from 27-28 July 2021. Speaking at the consultation, the Makira Ulawa Provincial Premier, Julian Maka’a had acknowledged the National Government for its…

Search for missing diver

SEARCH for a boy who went missing last Friday at Rendova Harbour passage in North Rendova, Western Province continues. The boy reportedly went on a diving trip and failed to return. Liobo Micah Masakolo, a spokesman for the local communities involved in the search said the boy has a parentage of Gilbert and Lokuru village…

No vax, zero protection!

SECRETARY to the Prime Minister (SPM) Dr. Jimmie Rodgers says that there is no protection for those who haven’t get the Covid-19 vaccination (vax). Speaking during a radio talk-back show on Sunday via zoom from Fiji Dr. Rodgers said a lot of people in the country think that Covid-19 will not infect them. “Speaking here…

“PM: TALK TO US”

Group demands face-to-face meeting with Prime Minister   AN unnamed group which petitioned the Government last week without a response is now demanding a face-to-face with Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare later today, sources told Solomon Star last night. The decision for a meeting with Mr. Sogavare was taken at a meeting last night, the sources…