Cruz ward youths help maintain road

YOUTHS of Cruz Ward 4 in Honiara on Thursday repaired part of Mbokona road along the Girl Guide area as part of their community work. Speaking to the Solomon Star Councilor for Cruz ward Dorah Huapii Irofia revealed the Mbokona road condition is in a very poor condition given the potholes. “As a mother and…

POB celebrates 5th anniversary  

THE Pan Oceanic Bank (POB) on Thursday morning had a simple but participative event to share and celebrate its 5th Anniversary with its customers both at their head office at Hyundai Mall and Panatina branch. Speaking to the paper POB Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Kumar Wickramarachchi said during those events, they have shared their sentiments with…

Candidates warned, one more week

The Solomon Islands Electoral Office (SIEO) is yet to receive statement of accounts from a number of candidates contesting the recent National General Election. SIEO therefore in a statement yesterday warned those who have contested the Election but have not filed their statement of accounts to do so before July 20th. SIEO said it is…

Women’s beach volley into semis

  THE country’s women beach volleyball team has made it into the semi-finals of the Pacific Games in Samoa. The duo Calrose Gwali and Hannah Donga defeated a strong PNG side by two sets to nil at Apia Waterfront, Thursday. Despite the sun’s heat the duo played their game impressively finishing off 21-12 in both…

Police probe plastic ‘sale’

POLICE say they are looking into the purported buying of plastic trash that is currently taking Honiara by storm. Hundreds of people who have collected plastic trash and filled them in plastic bottles have been lining up at various locations to sell them to purported agents of the unknown buyer. When they handed their stuff…

GOV’T URGED TO CLEAN UP ‘MESS’

Wale hits out at mining industry   GOVERNMENT must clean up the “mess” in the mining industry, Opposition leader Mathew Wale says. This is important to avoid undue manipulation by Chinese mining companies, he added. Wale’s call came in light of the controversial Bintan mining company’s continued bauxite operation on Rennell island. He said Bintan…

MMF: Malaita must push for self-rule

THE Malaita Maasina Forum (MMF) is pursuing for the province to become an independent nation of its own. Speaking to the Solomon Star yesterday at the Mendana Hotel, MMF President Martin Housanau reiterated the call for Malaita Province to breakaway and become a nation of its own. He said Malaita has been left behind on…

Forest Minister graces local farmers

Ministry of Forestry and Research Minister Ishmael Avui’s recent visit to Smallholder Teak Out-growers at certain areas in Western province gave hope to out growers nationwide for the support of the scheme. The Smallholder Teak Out-growers Program was initiated under the Ministry of Forestry and Research but with a recent piloted research with Australian Centre…

Becoming an MPA at 34

AT age 34, Jimmy Daoni is now a politician. JIMMY Daoni is one of the 33 elected Member of Provincial Assembly (MPA) representing Ward 10 in Malaita Province. He won the election on 12th June, 2019 with a majority of 307 votes while his runner up polled 304 votes. However to win an election is…

MV Takana spills oil

SUNKEN MV Takana continues to spill oil all over the coast of Star Habour, East Makira. Reports and pictures supplied to the Solomon Star alleged the oil spill from the abandoned vessel that sunk last month at Star Harbour is now spilling hazardous oil to the environment. Some pictures provided shows coral reefs covered with…