Call for Auki market security to step up

Auki Central Market security have been urged to step up their duty after number of drunkards was seeing consuming home-brew (Kwaso) at the market vicinity over the weekend. Complaints reaching the Solomon Star Auki claimed that drunkards usually take advantage of weak security at the the market by using the market car park as a…

PM: SOLOMON WAY GAMES 

PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare assures Pacific Island athletes that come 2023 Solomon Islands will host the Pacific Games the ‘Solomon way’ using new sporting venues. Sogavare revealed this through a pre-recorded video message played out to all the participating teams that attended Pacific Games held in Samoa. He said the country will host the Games…

No more grade 6 exams

  GRADE six exams will now be a thing of the past as the Ministry of Education and Human Resource Development (MEHRD) has finally decided to put an end to it this year. In a document the Sunday Star cited, it confirmed the decision has been formally made by the government to phase out Solomon…

Samoa passes SP to Solomons

Last night saw the closing ceremony of the 2019 Pacific Games.  Attention now turns to Solomon Islands’ home tournament in four years’ time. To begin the night, athletes and coaches once again rounded the running track, waving to all the supporters, but in a less formal manner than during the opening ceremony.  As the next…

Landowners call for respect from miner

BUNGUSULE Customary Landowner Trustees on San Jorge in Isabel Province have reinforced their position as the rightful owners of Tenement G7 and urged Bintan Mining Company and its associates to respect the court decisions upholding their ownership over the land. A spokesperson for the trustees Janet Voda said there was a lot of misinformation in…

PM calls and takes lead for national unity

  Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare (MP) has taken lead together with staff of the Office of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (OPMC) to reinstate the practice of honouring the country’s National Anthem and raising of the National flag this week following their daily morning devotion. During his speech at Lawson Tama at the commemoration of…

LOGGERS BLAMED

Solomon Water wants gov’t step in address water crisis By IAN M.KAUKUI   CURRENT water cuts in Honiara have been blamed on the logging operations conducted within the Kongulai catchment area. That’s the conclusion of the water forum held in Honiara on Thursday. The forum discussed the city’s water crisis. Solomon Water Chief Executive Officer (CEO)…

GOVT’s $5M FOR ANTI-CORRUPTION

The Office of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (OPMC) has committed US$653,700 (SBD$5m) to continue a cost-sharing partnership agreement originally signed between the Solomon Islands Government, represented by the Office of the Prime Minister and Cabinet and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in 2017.  The agreement supports a four-year project aimed at addressing corruption…

Moves to set up human rights office 

A UNITED States (US) based Youths for Human Rights International team last week organized a walk for Human Rights on Saturday 13th July and trained youths on Sunday 14th at the art hub about the 30 conventions human rights. According to one of the human rights youths activists in Honiara, the training will pave the…

Premier Sade wants to see revenue base up

The Guadalcanal provincial premier Francis Sade says the Guadalcanal provincial government needs to increase its revenue base. Mr Sade said this during the debate of the Guadalcanal Province Appropriation Bill 2019/2020 on the floor of Assembly, Wednesday. He highlighted that most of the revenues collected by the province came from the foreign companies operating in…