Second curfew planned for next week

ACTING Police Commissioner Mostyn Mangau says a second curfew is likely to happen next week. He revealed this on Thursday at the commissioner’s weekly conference when asked by a journalist to confirm rumours of a second curfew. “We might have a lockdown next week to test our capability in our preparations for COVID-19,” Mangau said. Mangau…

Call to ease restriction on sports

NATIONAL Federations (NFs) and sporting groups in the country are calling on the national government to ease restrictions on sports since Solomon Islands remains COVID-19 free. In a statement to Star Sports yesterday the group said, now that government through the State of Emergency (SOE) under the new 2020 COVID-19 Regulation 2 has given green…

COUNCILLOR THREATENS NEWSPAPER

Apologise, retract or I take you to court By IAN M. KAUKUI HONIARA city councillor and Chinese businessman John Szetu has threatened to sue the Solomon Star after the newspaper revealed his business was the supplier of fire extinguishers to the council under a highly controversial and secretive deal. Early this year, the council under the…

Bail refused for One Link director 

A BAIL application made for One Link Pacifica’s director Gerrad Tauohu has been refused yesterday, in the Honiara Magistrate’s Court. Deputy Chief Magistrate Ricky Iomea said Tauohu on two occasions had refused to attend two records of interviews with the police. “This is an indication of an unwillingness to co-operate with the police,” Iomea said…

Virtual consulting lifeline created to help struggling South Pacific tourism operators

BLP joins with SIDE Dive Munda to launch COVID-19 Human Capital Virtual Consulting New Georgia, Solomon Islands – High profile Solomon Islands dive tourism entrepreneur, Belinda Botha has stepped up with a timely and proactive helping hand to offer virtual business coaching advice to struggling South Pacific tourism operators – COVID-19 Human Capital Virtual Consulting.…

RSIPF arrests suspect in Munda for multiple offences

Officers of the Royal Solomon Island Police Force (RSIPF) at the Munda Police Station in Western Province have arrested a male person on Tuesday, 12 May 2020 for committing multiple offences at Sasavele Village in the Roviana Lagoon. Officer Commanding Station (OCS) at Munda Police Station, Sergeant Rachel Lilo says, “The suspect, who was reportedly…

Call to respect provincial government protocols

The Development Services Exchange (DSE) on behalf of its Civil Society Organisations in the Solomon Islands calls on the government to practice the Do No Harm approach when dealing with provincial governments especially when it continues to advocate for unity amongst Solomon Islanders in light of the implementation of the State of Emergency Orders in…

Suidani to Tagini and Ramofafia: YOU BETRAYED US

MALAITA has accused two of its national MPs of betraying the province when they invited and led a Chinese delegation to their respective constituencies early this week. Premier Daniel Suidani said Baegu/Asifola MP Makario Tagini and Fataleka MP Rex Ramofafia’s behaviour is “disrespectful and a betrayal of the provincial government”. Honiara-based China’s acting ambassador to…

MAL sign $2.4 M funding for hatchery and feed production

The Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock has signed another exciting project worth SBD2.4million dollars with Food Works Supplies Ltd for hatchery and feed mill services.  In thanking the Managing Director of Food Works Supplies Ltd, Mr. Tony Tepeaihana, the Permanent Secretary Mrs. Ethel Tebengi Frances urged that they make this undertaking successful because the ministry…

Ports: we are ready for COVID-19 lockdown

SOLOMON Ports says it is now fully prepared for any possible lockdown scenario as the Covid-19 Pandemic continues.  As part of preparing for a possible lockdown scenario, new prefab container houses have been completed as an ‘Emergency Response Compound’ for port workers. As an essential service provider to the country, Solomon Ports is taking these…