Agovaka launches annual report

THE Minister for Communications and Aviation (MCA) Peter Shanel Agovaka officially launches the Telecommunications Commission of Solomon Islands (TCSI) Annual Report 2020 at Heritage Park Hotel, Thursday. Ten years ago since the formal establishment of the current telecommunications regime, under the Telecommunications Act, Agovaka said this is the first gathering where the Government, the Regulator…

MASS ARREST

72 suspects charged over Church feud   POLICE in Gizo, Munda and Noro have charge 72 suspects in an incident that took place in Raro village, Roviana lagoon, Western province. This is in relation to an incident that took place on the 7th of July 2021, involving the burning of houses. Speaking on Thursday during the…

Withdraw the Bill 

THE Bills and Legislation Committee (BLC) recommends that the Telecommunications (Amendment) Bill 2021 should be withdrawn by the government. Bills and Legislation Committee Chairman and Member of Parliament for West Are’are John Maneniaru told Solomon Star, Thursday. This came after the BLC the Ministry for Communications and Aviation (MCA) Deputy Secretary and Director with the…

In Court with Assumpta

* Man jailed for intimidating former girlfriend  * Former SFA accountant’s sentence, June 7* Murder committal hearing on Friday    Man jailed for intimidating former girlfriend A MAN who admitted intimidating his former girlfriend last month at Henderson, East Honiara has been sentenced to four months in prison this week. Livae Pema was sentenced after pleading…

Wale warns Gov’t

‘Our Gov’t must advocate against Aust agriculture visa proposal’   LEADER of the Opposition and Member of Parliament Mathew Wale says Australia’s new agriculture visa will be a threat to the Pacific Labour Mobility scheme in Australia. “Our Government must collaborate with other Pacific Islands countries to advocate against this agriculture visa proposal.” Wale cautioned…

MPA Fini leads successful protest against MARA govt

THE Malaita Provincial Premier’s office on Wednesday received a petition from the Provincial Assembly Member (MPA) for Ward 3 Martin Fini and his group. During the protest, Mr Fini and his group submitted a petition to the Premier’s office in relation to the Malaita Provincial Executive’s stand on the Fiu Bridge upgrade project. On Friday…

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.…