NPF reveals investment in Coral Sea internet cable

THE cost of the Coral Sea submarine cable will be met by both the Australian Government (two-third) and the National Provident Fund (SINPF) (one-third).  Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare highlighted this during the recent launch of the commencement of cable laying ceremony in Honiara. Sogavare said the funding will cover both the international and domestic networks…

Revised protocol handbook launched 

A revised Solomon Islands Government Protocol handbook has been launched in Honiara on Friday. Minister of Foreign Affairs and External Trade Jeremiah Manele officially launched handbook entitled ‘Administration of Diplomatic Privileges and Immunities for Diplomatic Corps Accredited to and Resident in Solomon Islands 2019.’  The handbook sets out guidelines that assist Government Administrative Departments to…

Indian woman’s case adjourned

THE civil case of the Indian woman who claims her husband escaped to India leaving her and their son behind has been further adjourned. This was after Justice John Keniapisia said he wants more evidence and information from Mylapalii Hema – lalta before he can decide on the case. Hema wants the court to dismiss…

Gov’t explains appointment of Djokovic

BANK BOARD SAGA By IAN M. KAUKUI AN interim board the Government appointed as part of the push to revive the Development Bank of Solomon Islands (DBSI) will be there for only six months. That’s according to the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Finance and Treasury Mckinnie Dentana. Dentana explained this in response to concerns expressed…

Flag raising

Dear Editor – The practice of saluting the national flag a patriotic duty as a sign of pride, unity and love of the Solomon Islands. I was pleased to read a report last week that the Solomon Islands Prime Minister, Manasseh Sogavare, together with the staff of his office, saluted the raising of the national…

JOCV 40th anniversary celebrated in Honiara

MEMBERS of the Japan Overseas Cooperation Volunteers (JOCV) over the weekend celebrated the 40th Anniversary of the program since the first volunteers were dispatched to Solomon Islands. The event was staged on Saturday at the national art gallery in Point Cruz. JOCV is one of the schemes under Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) to support…

LOs query Police duty

LANDOWNERS (LOs) of the Kulipuklu registered land in Santa Cruz, Temotu Province have questioned  police in Lata for failing to carry out a restraining order to stop loggers from entering and doing illegal logging activities on their land. Two of the landowning representatives Luke Melanoli and Dickson Melanoli told the paper yesterday the Xiang Lin…

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…