Vow to take care of new building

Malaita provincial police has promised to take care of a newly opened complex in Auki over the weekend. “We will look after the building and ensure it serves its purpose here in Malaita Province,” said, the Malaita Supervising Provincial Police Commander Timothy Apaesi. He made the assurance in an interview with the Solomon Star in…

Partner in fight against corruption

THE Media Association of Solomon Islands (MASI) will merge with a number of non-government organisations (NGOs) to form a partnership in the fight against corruption. This follows the successful training on anti-corruption reporting last week for local journalists in Honiara. MASI President Charles Kadamana uttered this, in his closing speech at the end of the…

Search for missing person progresses

Officers of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) in Honiara are continuing with the search for a missing person who was alleged to be drowned at the Mataniko River on 19 April 2018. Supervising Assistant Commissioner Solomon Sisimia said, “I know there are claims that the RSIPF is doing little in the search for…

Parasi airport reopening likely delay

PARASI airport in Small Malaita will only reopen if a new agreement is signed between the national government and the tribal landowners. That was according to the paramount chief of Abulimali tribes in Afio and Maka’a, John Iro on Monday. In an interview with Solomon Star, the chief indicated his tribe’s willingness to reopen the…

By-election nomination deadline looms

THE deadline for the nomination period given to Gizo Kolombangara constituents to nominate candidates for the By-Election is closing in. The 14-day nomination period started on April 11, 2018 and will close at 4pm on Wednesday April 25, 2018. The Office of the Solomon Islands Electoral Commission (SIEC) advised constituents and intending candidates of Gizo…

PORTS GOES DIGITAL SOON

The country’s State-owned Enterprise (SOE) Solomon Islands Ports Authority (SIPA) will soon digitalise its daily operations. This came after it signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on Monday, with Brisbane based Pronto Software Limited, Australia. The signing of the deal was held at the SIPA conference room in Point Cruz headquarter. Chief Executive Officer (CEO)…

British High Com lauds participants

THE British High Commissioner to Solomon Islands David Ward acknowledges all participants who took part in the beach cleanup on Thursday at the Point Cruz Yacht Club. The activity was supposed to happen on the Commonwealth Day but was postponed until yesterday due to bad weather last week. “Thank very much everyone for showing your…

Jubilee Cross on pilgrimage

The Archdiocese of Honiara Jubilee Cross was warmly received with joy by the Parishioners of Immaculate heart of Mary Parish, Manivovo, St. Mary Anglican Community of Namuga and the SSEC representative members in Makira. The Jubilee Cross was welcomed on its arrival on MV. Awka at 11pm, Thursday night the 29th March. Official receiving and…

Israel ready to help Malaita

The visit to Auki, Malaita Province last week was to see what Israel can do as a friendly country in rendering some assistance in lifting the well-being of the friendly people of Malaita’s as the most populated province in Solomon Islands. That was the statement by Israeli Advisor Yaron Sultan-Dadon during his visit to parts…