Officer recalled from Malu’u police station

THE Officer in charge of Malu’u police station, North Malaita has been recalled back to Auki while awaiting further disciplinary action. Provincial Police Commander (PPC) for Malaita Province Superintendent Stanley Riolo confirmed this to Solomon Star Auki, Wednesday. This was over a report of misconduct from villagers around the Malu’u station. A Chief from North…

CPI declines by 0.5 percent in July

THE National Consumer Price Index (CPI) has dropped 0.5 percent to 106.1 in July 2021, confirms National Statistician Douglas Kimi in a report this week. According to a SINSO statement, the report was released on Tuesday 14th September 2021. In the report, Mr. Kimi said through the year, compared to the same month in 2020,…

ENOUGH IS ENOUGH

A call for Commission of Inquiry into the affairs of SINU   A FORMER staffer has called for a Commission of Inquiry into the Solomon Islands National University (SINU), saying the mess created by players in the affairs of the nation’s only tertiary institution warrants a Commission of Inquiry. “A Commission of Inquiry is the…

SINU saga

Dear Editor – Regarding the SINU SAGA I would like to point out that the story from both parties should be published for the people of the nation to know what is really happening. I’m aware that the VC from Fiji in a very short time did major improvements on the management of the university,…

Domestic violence virus

Dear Editor – Whilst the Government is busy vaccinating against Covid-19, another virus has been silently ravaging our communities. Anecdotal evidence suggests that Solomon Islands has one of the worst rates of domestic violence in the region. For a country that is proudly Christian and rich in culture, it is truly sad that many of…

In Court with Assumpta

1 yr 6 months  jail for land fraudster     A FORMER lands surveyor has been jailed to one year and six months in jail for fraudulently transferring a land in Aola, East Guadalcanal to his name in 2018. Francis Kennedy, 30, was sentenced yesterday after he pleaded guilty to two counts of forgery of certain…

PM opens virtual regional media anti-corruption summit

PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare today has officially opened the second Pacific Anti-Corruption Journalists Network summit. The two days summit which kicked off today in Tavanipupu, East Guadalcanal is hosted by the Media Association of Solomon Islands (MASI). Speaking via virtual conferencing, Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare congratulated the MASI executive for hosting the event. The Prime…

New Auditor General sworn-in by GG

THE country’s new Auditor General David Dennis was sworn-in by the Governor General, His Excellency Sir David Vunagi at Government House on Tuesday 14 September. Mr. David Dennis is highly qualified for the role of Auditor General, with many years of leadership experience in the local and regional financial sectors. He has a long track…