Su’umoli C.H.S gets $630k support

Su’umoli primary and community high school in Makira-Ulawa province has signed a grant contract last week, with the Embassy of Japan in Solomon Islands. The project was signed last Thursday, for the construction of a double-story classroom building. This building will accommodate about 6 classrooms. According to the ambassador of Japan to Solomon Islands, His…

Ex-officers claims must be scrutinized

Former Member of Parliament (MP) for Central Guadalcanal Peter Shanel Angovaka says the ex-police officers claims should be for border security in the Western Province during the ethnic tension only. He says this during his speech delivered at the Motion of Sine Die in parliament last month. Angovaka says he did not know how other…

Police ready for election

THE Solomon Islands Police Force are well prepared for the upcoming national general election this year, says the Acting Police Commissioner Juanita Matanga. Matanga said the National Election is one of the biggest events in the country and they want to ensure security is a number one priority.  “RSIPF has done a lot of preparation…

Nusa Baruku takes step to improve community

NUSA Baruku community at Gizo, Western Province, is working towards establishing its own primary school this year. Community chairman Charles Tobire told the Solomon Star during a visit to his village this week. He said the aim of the project is to improve the delivery of education to their children, as well as the community’s…

AG on public complaints, courts

ATTORNEY-GENERAL (AG), John Muria (Jnr) says complaints from the public about non-enforcement of court judgments are testaments that there are currently existing challenges with the enforcement of court orders. He said the AG continues to receive numerous correspondences from members of the public. Mr Muria added that members of the public are complaining about non-enforcement…

$1M NOT ENOUGH

Sir Albert wants more funding for the courts By ASSUMPTA BUCHANAN A $1 MILLION the Government allocated for court infrastructures in this year’s budget is inadequate for that purposes. That’s according to Chief Justice Sir Albert Palmer. He was speaking at the opening of the 2019 Legal Year, Thursday. And he urged the Government to…

Takeli to step down as head of ACOM

THE Archbishop of the Anglican Church of Melanesia (ACOM), Reverend George Takeli, will step down from the post, March this year. This is because he has reached the compulsory retirement age of 60. ACOM’s General Secretary Dr Abraham Hauriasi announced this, Friday. “On 25th March 2019 Archbishop George Takeli will reach the compulsory retirement age…

Polling date to be announced Feb

GOVERNOR General Sir Frank Kabui will announce the election date in the first week of February. That’s according to chief electoral officer Mose Saitala. He said the announcement will be made as soon as all preparatory work is being done. Saitala added that now the voters’ list has been finalised, their staff will work closely…

Customs detained smuggled vehicles

SECRET IMPORT By AATAI JOHN LAUNGI   CUSTOMS has seized two vehicles smuggled on board a constituency landing craft that illegally and secretly sailed into the country last year. The landing craft, bought by the outgoing Savo-Russells MP Dickson Mua, offloaded the two hilux at a log pond at Tiaro, northwest Guadalcanal, before sailing on to…

TEMOTU: IT’S NOT FAIR

Official decries SIFF decision By CARLOS ARUAFU AN official of the Temotu U16 has expressed disappointment at the cancelling of the Youth Solomon Cup tournament early this week. Solomon Islands Football Federation (SIFF) aborted the tournament amidst security fears after a number of teams were penalized for fielding in over-aged players. John Aubo described the…