NO FISHY DEAL

CHAIRMAN of Levers Solomon Limited (LSL) Patrick Wong says there is no fishy deal with the handing over of $1.5 million cash and four tonnes of rice at Marulaon village in West Russell, Central Islands Province. Mr Wong handed over the money and bags rice on Friday witnessed by Lavukal Paramount Chief and Central Province…

Govt in the dark

…over Wong’s hefty pay-out: Mua By ANDREW FANASIA THE Solomon Islands Democratic Coalition for Change Government (SIDCCG) did not know about the source of the SBD$1.5 million that was dished out on a silver plate to the Lavukal House of Chiefs and land owners by Patrick Wong. Member of Parliament (MP) for Savo-Russell constituency and…

Taiwan Acrobatic Troupe coming

A TAIWANESE Acrobatic Troupe from the National Taiwan College of Performing Arts will visit Solomon Islands from 31st October to 6th November to perform for the local audience. A statement reaching Solomon Star from the Taiwanese embassy office in Honiara said that the group will be in Honiara for a three-acrobatic performance event. It was…

In Court with Assumpta Buchanan

* Former CBSI employee sentencing today* Alleged burglar freed Former CBSI employee sentencing today A Honiara magistrate will today hand down the sentence of the former employee of the Central Bank of Solomon Islands (CBSI) who confesses to stealing more than $400,000 from the bank. Tommy Qazobatu had previously pleaded guilty to 19 counts of…

SINPF backs Pinktober

Solomon Islands National Provident Fund (SINPF) team has join the campaign in raising awareness about breast cancer. Each year this month (October) focuses on breast cancer and so Friday the SINPF team join the campaign in celebrating the charity and awareness of Pinktober by wearing a pink ribbon. “Pinktober is the campaign about Breast Cancer…

Communities benefit from RWASH training

THREE villages in Vella La Vella, Western Province have benefited from a new remedial training under the Rural Water Supply And Sanitation Hygiene (RWASH) program. They are Varese, Sutapati and Soluve villages in West Vella La Vella. About  40 men and women successful underwent the training from the 15th to 19th of this month. Merilyn…

‘Reweaving the Mat’ project reaches Maravovo

A DELEGATION from the ‘Reweaving the Ecological Mat’ project, Ministry of Culture and Tourism, non-government organisation and other stakeholders has visited Maravovo community over the weekend. Maravovo community is located North-west of the Guadalcanal island – which hosts the Solomon Islands capital, Honiara.  During the meeting, Rusinal Nabouniu the Communication officer for the project told…

Govt engages in work for peace, stability blueprint

GOVERNMENT through the Ministry of National Unity, Reconciliation and Peace (MNURP), is getting additional inputs from communities nationwide to be included into a reparation Policy framework, to help victims and foster lasting peace. The move is being funded by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). Last week, officers from the Ministry and Prime minister’s Office…

‘SINU NOT CLOSING’

THE Solomon Islands National University (SINU) has denied media claims that it will be closing soon, due to cash flow problems. A statement issue by the country’s prestigious tertiary institution has clarified the claims, stating that there is no such thing as ‘Closing the University’. It was stated that the operation of the institution is…

Second attempt

Ministry to bid again for defunct tourism project MAENI COMFORTIn Gizo  The Ministry of Culture and Tourism (MCT) is bidding again to continue with the construction work of the defunct Tourism project in Gizo which already used-up more than four Million dollars between 2014 and 2015. But, this will depend entirely on the 2019 budget…