SISBEC expands to Munda

THE Solomon Islands Small Business Enterprise Centre (SISBEC) has finally opened its doors on Thursday in Munda, Western province. A ceremony to declare the official opening of the organisation was attended by numerous individuals including the Deputy Premier and Permanent Secretary of the Western Province,as well as church and community leaders. In his speech at…

MMF halts planned meeting

THE Malaita Ma’asina Forum (MMF) has put on hold the proposed public meeting to discuss the issues surrounding the lending of loans and payment by the Solomon Islands National Provident Fund (SINPF). Speaking to the Solomon Star, President of MMF Martin Housanau said they have decide to halt the propose meeting to discuss NPF, on…

Heavy rain flooded Gizo

HEAVY rain on Tuesday has caused flooding to many low lying areas of Gizo township, Western Province. The heavy down pour has caught the township off guard due to its poor drainage system. This had resulted in mud water flooding some of the shops, Church compounds, accommodation, private homes and offices in the heart of…

Visiting artists here on research

A team of Artists and Biologists from Europe, America, Africa and Australia are visiting the country as part of their research. On Monday they participated at an art exhibition held at Art Gallery along with other Solomon Islanders artist. The visiting artists varied from painting, filming to craft and photographers. During their presentation they shared…

Police boosts traffic checks

OFFICERS of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) at the Kukum Traffic Centre in Honiara are increasing traffic checks on the capital’s roads as part of the operation for the election of a new Prime Minister, next week. Deputy Director, Kukum Traffic Centre, Inspector Brian Surimalefo says: “Two hundred and one vehicles have been…

Online debates monitored

THE Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) is monitoring online forums for any unlawful conduct as we are heading towards the election of a Prime Minister. Police Commissioner Matthew Varley made this warning following some security concerns about some posts on social media inciting protests. “RSIPF monitors social media very closely from the intelligence perspective…

RSIPF probe attack in Vella over election

Officers of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) in Western Province are investigating the alleged attack on two men on Vella La Vella Island on Wednesday following an argument with their brother. The Provincial Police Commander (PPC), Western Province Chief Superintendent Mathias Lenialu said they received a report about two brothers allegedly attacked by…

Central market to close, April 24, 25

The Honiara Central Market will be closed on April 24 and April 25, during the election of a new Prime Minister. Police Chief Matthew Varley made the reminder on Thursday at his weekly conference at the Rove Police headquarters. He said this is a measure taken to reduce the large movement of people into the…

Agovaka’s ruling deferred, April 26

THE anticipated ruling in the case of re-elected Central Guadalcanal MP Peter Shanel Agovaka on Thursday has been further deferred to April 26. This was because Principal Magistrate Fatima Taeburi had just received the Court of Appeal ruling which dismissed Agovaka’s appeal. She needs time to go through the ruling before handing down her judgment.…

Wale to take on Sogavare for PM’s position

TWO FOR TOP JOB By ANDREW FANASIA  MATHEW Wale will take on Manasseh Sogavare for the prime minister’s job in next Wednesday’s election. He’s now the candidate for the grand coalition, and not Peter Kenilorea Jr, who was earlier touted as the group’s front-man for the top job. But at the close of nominations 4.30pm…