ROOTS for Kilu’ufi

A local band called ‘THE ROOTS’ consisting of some of the country’s pioneer musicians will be traveling to Auki to help in a fundraising drive organised by the ‘Friends of Kilu’ufi’ based in Auki, Malaita Province. John Adifaka Jr told the Solomon Star in a statement on Wednesday. He said that ‘Friends of Kilu’ufi’ consists…

SINU unveils new FAFF Science Research Conference complex 

  Solomon Islands National University’s (SINU) Faculty of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forest (FAFF) on Wednesday officially opens its new Science Research and  Conference Complex at the Kukum Campus.  Attending the official opening was the Minister for Education and Human Resources Development Lanelle Tanangada, Pro-Chancellor and Chair of Council, Pro-Vice Chancellor Cooperate, Members of SINU Council, members…

MUP Gov’t penalizes two logging firms

The Makira Ulawa Provincial (MUP) Government has agreed on two resolutions to suspend two logging companies from their logging operations in Makira with immediate effect. The Makira Ulawa Provincial Secretary, James Taeburi has written to the two logging companies, Chia Tai (SI) Ltd and Poly Logging (SI) Ltd about the Makira Ulawa Provincial Executive’s decisions.…

CREW TESTED POSITIVE IN WEST

A POSITIVE COVID-19 test result has been confirmed in Gizo, Western Province after crew members of a general cargo vessel, the MV Vimaru Pearl had undergone their third swab test as part of the 21 Quarantine at Sea (QAS) procedure. During the QAS, all international vessels entering the country will undergo swab tests within a…

MILLION DOLLAR DEAL

..To support SIFF ‘IUMI PLAY’ Grassroots Football Program  A historical Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to support Grassroots Football Program ‘IUMI PLAY’ worth a million dollar was sealed yesterday. Solomon Islands Football Federation (SIFF) and Solomon Power signed this historical deal in Auki, Malaita Province.  The MOU signing took place at the APS field and was…

China rejects bribery accusations

 THE People’s Republic of China (PRC) has rejected media reports that a certain politician from Malaita Province was offered bribes in order to support the switch of allegiance by Solomon Islands to China in 2019. A spokesman for the Chinese Embassy in Honiara described the allegations as “defamatory and fabricated”, saying Solomon Islands and China…

Wale cautions Gov’t

OUTSPOKEN Leader of the Opposition Mathew Wale is cautioning the government not to allow the delta variant to enter the country.  He made the precautionary call in his special adjournment statement in the parliament yesterday. “The government needs to take a zero risk approach to this variant that is now ravaging countries around the world…

Police frontline operations continue

THE Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) is still continuing with its Covid-19 response operation in attending flights arrival, manning quarantine sites and the Western border in Western, Choiseul and Malaita Outer Islands of Malaita Province. The operation hasn’t encountered any major issues, but if there are major issues, the police will tackle them down…

Witness tells of how Tauohu escapes

  A Prosecution witness had told the court that One Link Pacifica’s boss Gerrad Tauohu hired his boat to travel to Malaita last March. Ben Maenu’u gave his evidence last week in the trial against Tauohu in the Honiara Magistrate’s Court. Tauohu is being tried for five counts of simple larceny, where he was alleged…