Kenilorea, Maelanga, petitions dismissed

EAST Are’Are and East Malaita Member of Parliaments Peter Kenilorea Jnr and Manasseh Maelanga have had their cases dismissed on Monday at the High Court. This was after High Court judges Maelyn Bird and Terrence Higgins made the order for the dismissal of the two petitions, Monday Kenilorea’s judgment came after a trial was conducted…

ONE LINK FURORE

Members angry over delayed payment By LACHLAN EDDIE POLICE were again forced to mediate between frustrated members of the pyramid scheme One Link Pacifica and its operators, yesterday. This came after disgruntled members demanded their payments from the operators for funds they’ve invested in December 2019 and January this year. Operators of the pyramid scheme…

KGVI School to be used for Quarantine: Rodie

The Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Education has confirmed that King George Sixth School will be used as a Quarantine Center for suspected coronavirus (COVID-19) patients.   Dr Franco Rodie confirmed this when asked if King George Sixth School will be used for quarantine center to those travelling in the country. “The King George Sixth…

Malaita passes $33m budget

Malaita Provincial Government has passed 2020-2021 budgets of $33,976,285 on the floor of the Malaita Provincial Assembly last Thursday.  Speaking to the Sunday Star, Malaita Province Deputy Premier and acting Minister of Finance Randol Sifoni confirmed that the Malaita Provincial Assembly has successfully passed the 2020-2021 annual provincial budgets. However, the budget is less of…

Gov’t to evacuate students

Pending formal approval from the cabinet: Rodie By ESTHER NURIA    The Ministry of Education & Human Resources Development (MEHRD) has revealed its plans for students studying overseas in the fight against the Coronavirus (COVID-19) global outbreak.  Permanent Secretary (PS) Dr. Franco Rodie told local Journalists in a Press Conference last Friday that his ministry…

Petition against Tran dismissed

WEST Honiara MP Namson Tran and his constituents are now celebrating after the news to withdraw the petition against him was conveyed through their lawyer, Thursday. West Honiara Constituency Officer and spokesman for Tran Brian Taupiri told the Solomon Star the news brought relief to Tran. The petitioner was former Attorney General James Apaniai who…

Suidani vows to commit resources to save lives 

THE MARA led government is prepared to commit resources to save lives with the limited resources at hand should the deadly coronavirus reaches the shores of Malaita Province. Malaita Provincial Premier Daniel Suidani made the statement in the light of the threat posed by coronavirus after the World Health Organization declared it as a pandemic.…

Air Niugini, Virgin announce suspension

TWO airlines operating services into Honiara will temporarily suspend their international services into Honiara towards the end of this week. In a statement, agents for the two airlines Guadalcanal Travel Solomons (GTS) said Virgin Australia made its final service from Brisbane to Honiara and return Thursday. Virgin Australia Group made the decision in response to the…

Our appeal in light of COVID-19

TRANSPARENCY Solomon Islands lauds and commends the Ministry of Health and Medical Services in their tireless efforts towards protecting the Solomon Islands from the COVID- 19 pandemic that is affecting the countries of the world regardless of their development status.  This is a mammoth task for a Ministry that is mandated, tasked and expected to…