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…

Aqorau heads new group of educators

A CONSORTIUM of educators and international policy experts aims to develop and inspire a new generation of fisheries leaders across the Pacific Islands region. Pacific Catalyst is a partnership of the University of the South Pacific, the University of Wollongong, Duke University, iTunaIntel and Environmental Defense Fund. Dr Transform Aqorau, former deputy director of the…

TSI slams new proposal

WHY ANOTHER MINISTRY? By ANDREW FANASIA THE country does not need another ministry, Transparency Solomon Islands (TSI) chief executive officer Ruth Liloqula says. She was speaking before the Bills and Legislation Committee, which is conducting hearing into the Traditional Governance and Custom Facilitation Bill 2018. Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of National Unity, Reconciliation and…

HALT THE BILL

TSI urges gov’t to delay passing controversial law TRANSPARENCY Solomon Islands (TSI) yesterday urged the Government to halt taking the Traditional Governance and Customs Facilitation Bill to parliament. The bill is currently with the Bills and Legislative Committee, which has started conducting its hearing yesterday. TSI’s call came a day after the Civil Society Sector…