SIMA strike notice lifted

THE Solomon Islands Medical Association (SIMA) has lifted its strike notice issued last Friday, following their successful dialogue with the government. Spokesman Dr Alex Munamua confirmed the lifting of the strike notice to this paper, Thursday. He said the notice has been stroked off and they already notified their members about the action.  Dr Munamua…

MAN FAKED HIS DEATH

Obtained $76,000 from local pharmacy By ASSUMPTA BUCHANAN   A MAN who faked his death and allegedly obtained $76,000 from a local pharmacist is now in police custody. Peter Fakaia of Malu’u, north Malaita, is facing one count of false pretence in relation to the alleged incidents between 21 and 26 September this year. He…

Something is wrong with our nation: CJ

Sir Albert: Responsibility and maturity go hand in hand By ASSUMPTA BUCHANAN THE slow progress of our nation in terms of where we should be to where we are now shows that something is terribly wrong somewhere, Chief Justice Sir Albert Palmer says. He made these sentiments when speaking to the participants of the Leadership…

Kaitu’u: I’m still with govt

SACKED minister Dr Tautai Angikimua Kaitu’u says he is still part of the Democratic Coalition Government for Advancement (DCGA). In his Facebook post, he said it was now public knowledge that former Minister for Development, Planning and Aid Coordination Rick Hou and him were sacked because they opposed the switch from democratic Taiwan to China…

ACOM mothers mark 100th anniversary

THE Mothers Union in the Anglican Church of Melanesia (ACOM) are currently celebrating their 100th anniversary (1919 – 2019) in Honiara.  The programme is being attended by around 1,600 members from all nine dioceses of the ACOM in Vanuatu, New Caledonia and Solomon Islands.    The week-long programme was officially opened at Saint Barnabas Provincial…

Hou: PM’s Party hijacks DAP foreign policy

  OUR Party and its leader Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare hijacked the Democratic Alliance Party (DAP) foreign policy and use it for his gain in the name of greater good for the country. Former Minister for Development, Planning and Aid Coordination and Member for South Malaita Constituency Rick Hou said after he was sacked by…

North Malaita MP delivers on promise

NORTH Malaita Constituency is wasting no time with its development aspirations. Its MP Senley Filualea this week delivered $1 million worth of housing materials to the constituency as he began a major housing project. Filualea told the Solomon Star the funds came from $1 million the Government recently paid to each constituency. Landing craft Ocean…

130 candidates receive first Holy Eucharist

ABOUT 130 candidates have received their Sacrament of Holy Eucharist on Sunday – 29th September at the Holy Cross Cathedral. Several hundreds Holy Cross parishioners packed the Cathedral to witness the event, Epalle Kulisuia of Catholic Media reported. The celebration of the Holy Mass commenced at 11am with a well prepared liturgy sung by the…

NPF invites more to join youSave scheme 

SOLOMON Islands National provident Fund (SINPF) is encouraging members of the public to join its “youSave scheme”.   General Manager Mike Wate made the call when releasing the Fund’s financial and operational performance report for the year ending 30th June 2019.   He said the informal sector pension scheme youSave continues to expand with 9,871 members registered…