PM: airports upgrade progressing well 

PRIME Minister (PM) Manasseh Sogavare says despite the pandemic, he is pleased to note that work under the communication and aviation sector has progressed well. Speaking during his weekly nationwide address yesterday, Sogavare said in relation to the Honiara Airport Improvement project, the targets for this year include, building a new taxiway and repairing the…

Cuban medical graduates

Dear Editor – On the front page of Solomon Star Issue No.7638 (Mon 28th Sept 2020) the Prime Minister reportedly spoke warmly about the more than 80 of our students who have so far graduated from Cuban medical schools. As a least developed country, we need to have good doctors working in our hospitals and…

Confiscated sea cucumber destroyed

Malaita Provincial Fisheries Office in Auki, Malaita Province has finally destroyed the confiscated sea cucumber worth $90,000 on Monday. The marine products were illegally purchased by three Chinese shops in Auki, May this year.  The confiscated sea cucumbers were destroyed by the Malaita Provincial Fisheries Office in Auki following approvals from the Ministry of Fisheries…

U14 champ underway

THE Solomon Islands Football Federation (SIFF) Just Play National U-14 Championship successfully kicked off at the DC Park, Henderson, Monday. Round two of the group stage has been completed for both the boys and girls category. Provincial teams Malaita Myzolema, Isabel Frigates, Makira Ulawa, and Guadalcanal hornets made impressive starts to their campaign with wins…

$500k package for provinces

NATIONAL government through the Ministry of Provincial Government Institutional Strengthening (MPGIS) has approved $500,000 (half a million) for each province to prepare and fight against COVID-19. This was disclosed by the Minister of Provincial Government and Institutional Strengthening (MPGIS) Rollen Seleso last week. He declared this on Thursday during the official commissioned of a new…

HOLIDAY IN DOUBT

Govt to decide on continuing overseas students   THE Repatriation of all local continuing students studying in other regional institutions to return home for their Christmas break is in doubt. This is due to the cost of charter flights and accommodation at the quarantine sites during the 14 days period. As such the Ministry of…

Young Arrows, here we come

“Here we come”, is the final words expressed by Temotu Football (TFA) President John Mamua at the sending off of Young Temotu Arrow. The young arrows will participate on a national under 14 soccer tournament starting Monday 28th September to Friday 2nd October 2020. Temotu Arrow under boys with 12 players and Temotu Arrow under…