Szetu, MACFest seal drink deal

REGISTERED participants at the Melanesian Arts and Culture Festival (MACFest) next month will now have access to fresh bottled water and soft drinks thanks to Szetu Enterprises Ltd (SEL). This is being possible following an agreement signed between Szetu and MACFest national organising committee (NOC) yesterday, making SEL as the first Honiara company to sign…

SOLOMON AIRLINES RETURNS TO PARASI

After an approximate 10-year absence Solomon Airlines will recommence scheduled air services to Parasi Airport in South Malaita from 08 June 2018. The national carrier’s decision follows the recommissioning of the airport by the Civil Aviation Authority of Solomon Islands (CAASI).  The new service will operate between Honiara and Parasi every Monday and Friday. Announcing…

RSIPF sign MoU with RPNGC

The Royal Solomon Islands Police Force(RSIPF) and the Royal Papua New Guinea Constabulary (RPNGC) on Monday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to govern future cooperation between the two police forces. RSIPF Commissioner Matthew Varley and the RPNGC Commissioner, Gari Baki signed the MoU during a ceremony at the Rove Police Headquarters in Honiara following…

DEAL DONE

PM confirms 2023 Games support from Taiwan FUNDING arrangement for the Pacific Games 2023 with Taiwan has been sealed. This came after Prime Minister Rick Houenipwela successfully negotiated the arrangement with the Taiwanese President during his bilateral talk with President of Taiwan Dr Tsai Ing-Wen this week. A statement from the Prime Minister Press Secretariat…

NEW FEMALE MP

Lanelle Tanangada is the new Member of Parliament (MP) elect for Gizo/Kolombangara constituency. This follows her landslide victory over former Prime Minister and top contender Gordon Darcy Lilo during Wednesday’s by-election. Mrs Tanagada’s win has dashed Lilo’s hope to regain power for the second time in Parliament. Mrs Tanagada was declared winner just after 8pm…

Dr Rohorua new PSC chair

The newly appointed chairperson of the Public Service Commission (PSC) has been sworn in. He is Dr. Frederick Isom Rohorua who has replaced Eliam Tangirongo, who has taken up another appointment as the Solomon Islands High Commissioner Designate to United Kingdom. Dr. Rohorua’s has served under the Officer of the Prime Minister and Cabinet as…

Sleep walking

Dear Editor – Andrew D Muaki’s first article in his Friday’s weekly viewpoint column ‘Voice from the side’ (Solomon Star), he raised illustratively the topic ‘Sleep Walking’ and correlated well to the current National Government’s actions on West Papua. In the domestic scene, I would go further and apply the ‘ sleep walking’  approach by…

Non- sense son of Temotu

Dear Editor – Thank you once more for allowing me to respond to Leonard Meneseng, who claimed to be the wise man from the east and a senior citizen of Temotu Province. Before I proceed with my reply, I would like to apologise to the so called “Honiara Temotu Nurses” for including them in my…

Critical drug shortage

Dear Editor – I fear the fate of the lack of critical medicines available on the shelves in our public health facilities.  I was so proud of the essential social service for health and general wellbeing of our nation.  But not bear myself the fact that this critical medicine shortage, could have a negative impact…