More local nurses commissioned 

WHILST more local experienced nurses were recruited to work in Vanuatu this year, about 71 new registered nurses were commissioned as qualified health professionals in Honiara, Monday. This was after they attended  a Registration Ceremony and Commissioning program at the South Sea Evangelistic Church (SSEC), Central Honiara under the theme “Nurses: A voice to lead,…

3 camps eye MUP premier’s election 

NEWLY-ELECTED members of the Makira Ulawa Provincial Assembly continue to arrive in Kira Kira, the provincial capital, following the announcement December 13. And those who are now in Kira Kira and their supporters have formed three camps and continue to wait excitedly for the rest of the newly elected assembly members to arrive, so they…

Pathfinders’ moves into campsite

MORE than 4,000 Pathfinders from within Solomon Islands and the Pacific region taking part in the Trans Pacific Union Mission (TPUM) pathfinder camporee in Honiara have moved into camping as of Monday. The new SDA camp site is located between the SIM headquarters and Betikama Adventist College in Lunga, East Honiara. The groups started moving into…

Pyramid scheme warning

THE Central Bank of Solomon Islands (CBSI) is strongly advising the general public to avoid investing in a new pyramid scheme that is currently being promoted as “One Link Pacifica.” CBSI and the Solomon Islands Financial Intelligence Unit (SIFIU) issued the warning due to the nature and quick expansion of the scheme in the country.  …

POLICE HUNT ESCAPEES

Prisoners are dangerous, authorities warn By ASSUMPTA BUCHANAN POLICE are hunting down three prisoners who escaped from the high security Rove Correctional Centre on Sunday evening. Frank Firimolea, Dilo Faiga and Willie Olo were believed to have climbed over the heavily-barbed wire security fence at the southern side towards the Honiara Botanical garden 6pm and…

New British envoy welcomed

PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare, MP has welcomed the new British High Commissioner to Solomon Islands, His Excellency Dr Brian James Jones to the country. This was when H.E Dr. Jones paid a courtesy call to Prime Minister Sogavare last week and to present a copy of his Letter of Introduction from the Prime Minister of…

Korean Ambassador meets PM

PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare has received a courtesy visit from the non- Resident Korean Ambassador to Solomon Islands His Excellency Kang Kym-gu recently at the Office of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. Both Prime Minister Sogavare and H.E Kym- gu acknowledged the strong and longstanding relationship shared between Korea and Solomon Islands, a statement from…

MOVES TO OUST SUIDANI

THE leadership of Malaita Provincial Premier Daniel Suidani is under threat following claims the current Democratic Coalition Government for Advancement (DCGA) is behind moves to remove the premier. According to leaked information obtained by the Solomon Star, a senior DCGA minister who has been tasked by the DCGA government is in Auki to meet with four…

History in East Makira

Supporters of the former East Makira MP Charles Maefai have voted to return their late MP’s wife to be their next representative in parliament. Lillian Maefai registered a historic by-election win in the East Makira constituency, becoming the third woman to be elected to the current parliament and setting a new record for women’s representation…