New potato planting tech encouraged

THE manager of Adaliua Taiwan Technical Mission (TTM) demonstration farm, Samson Hsu has encouraged planting the Kumara by applying the row-mounting method. This method was introducing to improve traditional ways of farming local sweet potato. During a visit to Adaliua TTM last Wednesday, Mr Hsu displayed the product samples of row-mounting method. He explain that …

Ghiro visit PCDF projects in Western

The Minister for Provincial Government and Institutional Strengthening (MPGIS) Nestor Ghiro has visited some infrastructure projects funded by the Provincial Capacity development Fund (PCDF) in parts of Western Province last week. Mr Ghiro and his Permanent Secretary Stanley Pirione and other officials were in Gizo last week for an induction programme for members of the…

Dr Forau new CBSI Deputy Governor

The Central Bank of Solomon Islands (CBSI) has formally announced the appointment of Dr Luke Forau (PhD) as its new Deputy Governor. Dr. Luke Forau, who succeeds former Deputy Governor Gane Alva Simbe, has assumed responsibilities as of Tuesday 18 September. Outgoing Deputy Governor Mr Simbe retired from official duties last week after serving the…

Japanese soldiers’ remains recovered

Japanese Association for Recovery and Repatriation of War casualties (JARRWC) has recovered 88 remains of the Japanese soldiers who have sacrificed their life during the second War World. Their recovery was made possible through the support of the Japanese Association of Solomon Islands and local communities in the country. To bring home their body to…

RSIPF open day this week

In a fulfillment of being “Polis Blo Iu” or “Your Police”, the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) is opening its doors at the Rove Police Headquarters in Honiara and throughout the provinces to the public in a two-day open day program this Thursday and Friday. Assistant Commissioner of Police, National Capital and Crime Prevention…

In Court with Assumpta Buchanan

* Alleged drug-dealer wants lawyer* Mitigation next for reckless youth Alleged drug-dealer wants lawyer A MAN who was caught with a parcel of dried marijuana leaves in his bag at Point Cruz last month is asking for more time to find a lawyer to represent him in court. Jeffery Keia was charged after police found…

ID CARDS WARNING

SIEC issues strong warning on card buying, selling The Office of the Solomon Islands Electoral Commission (SIEC) on Monday issued a stern warning against the practice of ‘buying and selling’ voters identification (ID) cards. In a statement the Office labeled such action as similar to an act of bribery that can lead to heavy penalty…

Cash for ID tale revealed

Corruption in cross-border registration motivated by bribery has continued to be seen in West Honiara Constituency last Friday. The Solomon Star was told that some ignorant youths from East Honiara said they were promised $1,000 each in exchange for their voter Identification (ID) cards, after registering themselves. Around eight people residing in Panatina of East…

B’BUILDING CHAMP SET

SOLOMON Islands National Bodybuilding Federation (SINBF) is ready to host the National Body building & Physique championship at the Multipurpose Hall, this weekend. Vice president of the Solomon Islands National Bodybuilding Federation (SINBF), Dickson Kae confirmed to Star Sports that local bodybuilders vying to compete in the national championship are all prepared and are looking…