TRAINING TO GO ON

Wini to continue training after quarantine By CARLOS ARUAFU SOLOMON ISLANDS female weightlifter, Jenly Wini Tegu is more determined to continue with her training as soon as she is released from Covid-19 quarantine. Speaking to Star Sports yesterday, the country’s top female weightlifter confirmed that they are expected to be released from quarantine today. Wini…

Fire causes big loss for CAASI  

VERY important files and information of all aircraft, pilots, and airport certificates were lost during the early morning blaze on Tuesday. This was when the Civil Aviation Authority of Solomon Islands (CAASI) office at Henderson, East Honiara was razed to the ground. Permanent Secretary (PS) of the Ministry of Communication & Civil Aviation Moses Virovolomo,…

HCC addresses clothe vendors’s fee  

LOCAL clothing vendors at the Honiara Central Market on Thursday met with the Honiara City Council (HCC) executive to raise their concern about the way fees are being charged. The vendors met City Clerk Rence Sore during a round table discussion to share their concerns about the changes in fee charges. The new charges were imposed…

ESP awareness for Malaita’s existing operators

A Team from the government will be departing for Auki today to raise awareness on the Economic Stimulus Package (ESP) for targeted groups in the 14 constituencies of Malaita Province. The team will be led by the Deputy Prime Minister who is also Minister of Infrastructure and Development (MID) Manasseh Maelanga and Malaita MP’s and…

Makira man unhappy with 10 cents carve design

A CONCERNED Makira man has voiced his disappointment over the design of the 10 cents carved outpost that was erected at the newly launched Ports Authority ‘Unity Square’ in Honiara. Prime Minister Manasseh Sogvare officially unveiled the iconic square early this week. Ian Davidson Mwanerafata told the Solomon Star although he was very pleased with the…

More jobs in the making

THE Government expects to create about 3000 jobs from the Bina Harbour tuna processing plant project when the operation swings into action in Malaita.  That’s according to the Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resource (MFMR) Permanent Secretary Christian Ramofafia. “The Bina project is a big undertaking for the government of the day,” he said.  Speaking…

DJOKOVIC CHARGED

Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare’s Chief of Staff Robson Djokovic has been arrested and charged for the traffic accident. This followed an accident involving a government Hilux over the weekend near the Iron Bottom Sound Hotel in Rove, West Honiara. A press statement from the police media unit confirmed that Djokovic is being charged with one…

Sad day for SINU

THE Solomon Islands National University (SINU) on Thursday lost its Pro Vice-Chancellor (Corporate) after he unexpectedly collapsed in his office. Late John Teddie Usuramo from Are’Are in Malaita Province was declared dead after he was rushed to the National Referral Hospital (NRH) just after lunch on Thursday. SINU’s Public Relations officer Estee Logamei told the paper…

ANZ Gizo closure confirms

ANZ Bank branch in Gizo, Western Province will officially close its operation as of next month. A notice was recently placed at the branch informing its customers about the looming closure on August 14. Following questions about the notice, ANZ in a statement to YUMI TOKTOK Forum has confirmed the proposed closure. “Yes, ANZ will…

Stimulus package support for exporter

AN Isuzu 3-tonne pick-up truck was delivered this week by the government to a local buyer and exporter of Kava products, Kubonitu Holdings. This is as part of the Democratic Coalition Government for Advancement (DCGA)’s Economic Stimulus Package (ESP) initiative, a statement from the Prime Minister Press Secretariat said. Chairperson of the Economic Stimulus Package…