ISIA slams One Link 

THE Institute of Solomon Islands Accountants (ISIA) has issued a warning to the country about the mischievousness of the current pyramid scheme called One Link Pacifica. “Pyramid schemes such as One Link Pacifica work on the basis that the people who start it off collect all of the money paid into the scheme by the…

Bad weather hits west Guadalcanal communities

THE continuous heavy rain in the last few days has caused flooding and landslide in West Guadalcanal damaging roads, food gardens and forced schools to close down. Solomon Star’s Guadalcanal stringer John Toki has reported that the flooding and landslide have affected the people in West Guadalcanal. As a result of the disaster affecting them,…

Officers to face disciplinary action

ACTING Police Chief Mostyn Mangau will be dealing with the three officers who allegedly hit two students with a police vehicle in Malaita last month in terms of disciplinary actions. He told reporters on Thursday that once he received a report from the police’s Professional Standard and Investigation (PSII) he will deal with the discipline…

HOSPITAL ON HIGH ALERT

‘Don’t panic, be careful’ By ANDREW FANASIA THE National Referral Hospital is on high alert and emergency mode as they prepare to handle any positive coronavirus (Covid-19) case that might be confirmed in the country. Speaking to Solomon Star in anonymity for the purpose of public interest, a local senior doctor said they are very…

Tanangada retains seat

THE High Court on Friday delivered a ruling which effectively struck out all the evidence in which the Petitioner Gordon Darcy Lilo was going to rely on to support the remaining allegations of bribery and undue influence. Earlier in January this year, the Chief Justice struck out the majority of the allegations against Gizo-Kolombangara MP Lanelle Tanagada…

Coward security guard

Dear Editor – I am not happy about one of the security guards at the National Referral Hospital who assaulted me last week when I went there to collect my medical card. He assaulted me when some nurses at the Emergency Ward told him I am a conman. But I am not a conman. I am…

Bintan & Coronavirus

Dear Editor – Bintan Mining has put in place precautionary measures to protect its workers and communities in Renbel Province should coronavirus is detected in the country, Social Media outburst has called on Bintan Mining and other foreign companies operating in the country to ensure their workers are checked and quarantined and effectively cleared before…

Gizo school students pleased with new footpath

STUDENTS of Gizo primary and community high school in Western Province have been impressed with the newly completed footpath connecting the classrooms and the entire school. Speaking to the Solomon Star this week most students interviewed said they are very lucky to have a new footpath. They said in the past when it rains students always…

Volley girls hailed

PRESIDENT of the Solomon Islands Volleyball Federation (SIVF) Morris Maitaki has congratulated our women’s beach volleyball team for winning a bronze medal at AVC Oceania Continental Tokyo Olympic Games qualification. Despite winning bronze medal Solomon Islands beach volleyball, unfortunately, missed the opportunity to set foot in Tokyo as only gold medal winner is eligible to…

CURRENT MONETARY POLICY STANCE

At its meeting held on March 12th 2020, the Central Bank of Solomon Islands’ (CBSI) Board adopted an expansionary monetary policy stance for the next six months and aims to support growth in the economy, as inflation is expected to remain within its desired level. This decision was taken considering the expected slowdown in global…