Farewell to a radio legend

Remembering the famous Luke Susuta By LENI DALAVERANews Editor, SIBC   FAMILY members, friends, former colleagues and prominent members of the media community were among hundreds of people who turned out at the All Saints Church in Honiara on Wednesday 7th March 2018, to say their final farewell to pioneer radio legend Luke Susuta. Susuta,…

DPP FIRES BACK

I’m still in control of office, says Talasasa By ASSUMPTA BUCHANAN    THE Director of Public Prosecutions Ronald Bei Talasasa says there is a control mechanism within the management of cases in his office. Mr Talasasa was responding to remarks made by Principal Magistrate Fatima Taeburi, who criticised him over “sloppy prosecution work” that delayed…

Progress towards equality is everyone’s business

THE quest to press for progress towards gender equality is everyone’s’ business and in everyone’s’ interest. That was a statement made in a key note address by Honourable FredaTuki, Minister for woman Youth, Children and family Affairs. She was speaking to hundreds of women during the Women’s International Day celebration yesterday at the National Museum…

Implementation of women action plan makes progress

THE Ministry of Women Youth, Children and Family Affairs has taken a multi sectoral approach to implement the women, peace and security national action plan. This was reaffirmed yesterday byFreda Tuki, Minister for Women Youth, Children and Family Affairs. One of the policies is the Temporary Special Measures (TSM). She said they are working on…

Overcrowding hits St Joseph’s Tenaru school

OVERCROWDING at one of the country’s high performing secondary schools, St Joseph’s Tenaru, has forced a number of their students to sleep on the floor due to lack of beds. The Catholic-run education institution is located east of Honiara. Affected are some of the forms two and three female students. Reports reaching the Solomon Star…

East Are’are constituency

  Dear Editor – Much has been said about the current leadership and its achievements in East Are’are in the past three years. I would like to share my views based on my personal observation as someone whose home is in the constituency. First, while the current leadership might be alright, his task force team…

Fiji hits back at Sogavare

FIJI has hit back at the deputy prime minister Manasseh Sogavare over criticism about the Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG). Speaking in parliament Monday, Mr Sogavare said Fiji should apologise for bringing Indonesia into the MSG. He said Fiji’s Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama breached MSG procedure by forcing the other four full members to accept Indonesia…

Work to revive Gold Ridge progressing

WORK to revive and resume the operation of Gold Ridge Mining Ltd in Central Guadalcanal is progressing well. That’s according to Minister for Mines, Energy & Rural Electrification Bradley Tovosia. Mr Tovosia updated parliament on the work to reopen Gold Ridge Mining when he was questioned by Member of Parliament (MP) for Aoke-Langalanga Matthew Wale…

New health deal with Australia

AUSTRALIA and Solomon Islands have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on the Pacific Pharmaceutical Laboratory Testing Pilot Program. This pilot program will give Solomon Islands access to Australia’s Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) laboratories for medicine quality testing. Testing will focus initially on a selection of routine antibiotics and medicines commonly used in Solomon Islands…

TRIO RESCUED

…after surviving a 26-day sea ordeal By CHARLES KADAMANA AN ELEVEN (11) year old boy with his father and grandfather survived 26 days drifting out in the open ocean after their boat developed a mechanical problem early last month. They were rescued about 750 nautical miles away from Honiara and 400 nautical miles from Fiji…