GOVT COMMITTED TO STATE GOVERNMENT SYSTEM

Prime Minister Hon. Manasseh Sogavare used the occasion of the Second Appointed Day of Western Province to reaffirm government’s commitment to ensure that the much sought after state government system will be implemented. The Prime Minister reminded the people of Western Province that self- autonomy was not new and that it was brought up during…

Ministry clarifies report on Late Linta

MINISTRY of Health and Medical Services (MHMS) and the National Referral Hospital (NRH) Overseas Referral Committee (ORC) have come out to clarify reports surrounding the delay in sending Late Linta Mabo to Australia for treatment. In a joint statement issued yesterday MHMS and NRH-ORC said reports blaming them for not making the necessary arrangements in…

Fr Lawrence ready to serve

AUKI Catholic Diocese in Malaita Province has welcomed Fr Lawrence Maelesau into the community of priesthood –who will invest whole of his life into the work of God. Fr Lawrence was ordained as priest on Saturday and is now ready to serve as a priest in Catholic communities within the Auki Diocese. The ordination of…

NFP’s bank granted license

THE Solomon Islands National Provident Fund (SINPF) owned Solomon Finance Limited (SFL) has been granted a credit license from the Central Bank of Solomon Islands. Chairman of the SINPF Board, Dr Jimmie Rodgers announced the granting of the license in a statement on Monday. He said “I am pleased to take this opportunity to formally…

Auki police: no ‘armed group’ training

POLICE in Auki has refuted a media report of an ‘armed group’ led by M4D currently doing military-style training for a planned second wave of attack in Honiara following the burning and looting last month. Auki Police Operation Commander Inspector Michael Ramosaea confirmed this to Solomon Star Auki yesterday that the media report is misleading.…

PM hails West’s contribution

Western Province has been acknowledged for its contribution to the country’s national growth. “Western Province contributes 20 percent of national growth,” Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare announced in his key note address during Western Province’s Second Appointed Day celebrations in Gizo, Tuesday. Western Province plays an increasing vital role in the economy of Solomon Islands, Prime…

KWAITA CHARGED, RELEASED ON BAIL

BUSINESSMAN John Kwaita has been released on police bail, police said Tuesday. He will appear before the Honiara Central Magistrates Court on 2nd February 2022. Mr. Kwaita was charged with unauthorised public assembly and public procession contrary to regulation 14(1) & (3) (a) of the emergency powers (COVID -19) (N0.3) 2021; regulation 4 of the…

Telekom appoints first female CEO

The Chairman of the Board of Solomon Telekom Company Limited Mr. Baoro Laxton Koraua, formally announces the appointment of Mrs. Christina Lasaqa as the Chief Executive Officer of Our Telekom. Solomon Telekom Company Limited has confirmed the appointment of Mrs. Christina Lasaqa as its new Chief Executive Officer. Mrs. Lasaqa, a Solomon Islands national from…

More male receives vaccines

The vaccine gender distribution record shows more males received the vaccine compared to females. The Ministry of Health and Medical Services (MHMS), Technical Adviser, Dr Yogesh Choudri highlighted this during the Covid-19 talkback show on Sunday. “More males have gotten the vaccines,” Dr Choudri said. He added female 46 percent and male 54 percent. Therefore,…