Three Makira schools expel over 26 students

THREE secondary schools in the Makira Ulawa Province are reported to have expelled more than 26 Third, Fifth and Sixth Form students allegedly for breaking school rules. They include the Government-owned National Secondary School at Waimapuru, the Anglican Church of Melanesia-owned St Stephen College at Pamua in West Bauro on Makira, and the Makira Ulawa…

Miss Solomon Islands Pageant crowning tonight

THE crowning of the Miss Solomon Islands pageant 2019 will be held tonight at the Coral Sea and Casino Resort. The theme for this year’s pageant is “Advancing women in leadership and Stewardship.’’ Six participants are contesting this year’s Pageant show and they will be judged in four categories. These include Sarong, Talent, Traditional Contemporary…

NSC chairman resigns amidst political pressure

SURI STEPS DOWN By ANDREW FANASIA POLITICAL pressure has forced the chairman of the National Sports Council (NSC) Gabriel Suri to resign on Friday. In his resignation letter, Suri said he found it amusing that politicians and administrative officers in the current government have politicised the position of NSC chairman. “This is to score political points…

RIPEL committee progresses

THE Cabinet Sub- Committee Secretariat under the Office of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (OPMC) had initiated onto an ambitious implementation program on community partnership, investment and development for Russel Islands, reports the PM’s Press Secretariat. This was stated during a briefing with the Chairman of the RIPEL Cabinet Sub Committee Chachabule Amoi at the…

Noro cable landing station commissioned

Minister for Communication and Aviation Peter Shanel, the Australian High Commissioner Roderick Brazier and dignitaries. THE Noro cable landing station has been officially commissioned on Thursday in Western province. The Minister for Communication and Aviation Peter Shanel together with the Premier of Western Province David Gina and the Australian High Commissioner Roderick Brazier officially unveiled…

China’s special envoy here

China’s Special Envoy to the Pacific Island Forum Dialogue Ambassador H.E Wang Xuefeng is Honiara to discuss matters of importance with the various government officials. The Solomon Star understands that this is one of the many important visits from various high level officials from China after the diplomatic relation was established between the two countries…

CBSI warns public against bitcoin

THE Central Bank of Solomon Islands (CBSI) has warned the public that cryptocurrencies (i.e. virtual or digital currencies such as bitcoin, etherium, ripple, and others) are not currencies issued or regulated by the Central Bank. In a statement, Thursday, CBSI said these cryptocurrencies do not have any legal tender status to be accepted as a…

Power of faith

MOUNT Horeb community high school in East Honiara has celebrated its 13th school graduation ceremony yesterday based on a theme ‘Power of Faith.’ School principal Gravis Kwaigali Kaliuae in his key note address said one can only understand the theme only if he or she knows the meaning of faith. Mr Kaliuae said when trying…

Kakara registers another successful graduation

KAKARA community high school (KCHS) in ward 4 of Malaita province on Thursday registered yet another historical and successful graduation. A total of 48 students from years 9 and 11 graduated from the school by receiving their certificates of completion. Its the forth graduation event hosted by the school since the introduction of its secondary stream…