‘Solo’, completes Ghaobata tour, Thursday

‘SOLO’, the 2023 Pacific Games official mascot will wrap up its tour of Ghaobata ward, Guadalcanal province today. As part of the Sol2023 Pacific Games Organizing Committee (GOC)’s Community Engagement program, Solo’s visit to Ghaobata was to raise awareness, share information and improve people’s understanding about next year’s Pacific Games in Honiara, Solomon Islands. In…

Wale doubts Sogavare on TPA

THE Leader of the Opposition Mathew Wale has doubted that the current Prime Minister (PM) Manasseh Sogavare has time to deal with the Townsville Peace Agreement (TPA). Speaking as the guest speaker at the Malaita 39th second appointed day in Auki Monday this week, Mr Wale said the current PM has been holding on to the PM…

Temotu Premier, Forau to plea

TEMOTU Premier Clay Forau who was accused of misusing more than $350,000 intended for his constituency when he was a Member of Parliament (MP) for Temotu Vatud will plea to the allegation on August 24. The Prosecution will also respond to an application made by Forau’s lawyer who wants this this matter to be transferred…

Malaitans assured of $78m EU assistance

PERMANENT Secretary for the Ministry of Provincial Government Institutional Strengthening (MPGIS) Stanley Dick Pirione has assured Malaitans of the European Union (EU) support of $78 million for water, sanitation and Education. The funding is to support Provincial Capacity Development Projects in the country which Malaita province will benefit from. Mr Pirione adds that on top…

Man who stabs Japanese charged, remanded

THE cognitive impaired man, accused of stabbing a Japanese journalist with a scissors during the recent commemoration event of the 80th Anniversary of the Battle of Guadalcanal at Bloody Ridge, has been remanded in custody, Tuesday. Alex Wasi is facing one count of unlawful wounding. He was brought to the Honiara Magistrate’s Court yesterday afternoon…

VIRAL OUTBREAK

Health minister confirms viral flu outbreak in Honiara, Malaita By CHARLES KADAMANASolomon Star, Honiara THE Minister of Health and Medical Services Hon. Dr Culwick Togamana has announced that the Solomon Islands has recorded a Viral Respiratory Illness (VRI) outbreak in Malaita and Honiara. He announced this during his special address in light of the increased…