E-passports processing to resume

The production of new E-Passports will resume this week after it was put on hold for a few weeks. In a statement, the Ministry of Commerce, Industries, Labour & Immigration confirmed the arrival of the new E-Passport books. This came after the e-passports had run out in the  Immigration Department. “New e-passport books have arrived.…

COST CUTTING REFORM

PRIME Minister Rick Houenipwela had introduced a number of administrative cost cutting reform measures within his political office starting in December. The reform targets the PM’s Political Office which includes: o   Policy Implementation, Monitoring & Evaluation Unit (PIMEU) o   PM’s Private Office o   Caucus o   Cabinet Sub-Committees Speaking at his first press conference with the…

Police appeal for motorists’ patience

DIRECTOR of the Kukum Police Traffic Unit Chief Sergeant Brian Surimalefo has called on all motorists to be patient during this bad weather season. Sergeant Surimalefo said as the country continues to experience bad weather, drivers need to be patient and take precautionary measures. “The country is experiencing a low pressure system moving from the…

Fallen trees block West Side roads

Some parts of North West Guadalcanal roads were blocked after trees were blown down by heavy winds over the past days. Solomon Star stringer in that region John Toki said fallen trees forced vehicles owners and farmers to make long stops in efforts to clear the road and debris. “Most trees were seen lying across…

Airlines responds to criticism, says sorry

OUR one and only national air carrier the Solomon Airlines has been bombarded with criticism in social media about its safety inconvenience it has created. Following massive critics flooded in the social media the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Solomon Airlines Brett Gebers apologized for inconvenience experienced for the last few weeks. The CEO made…

FIFA World Cup arriving in Honiara

The fourth FIFA World Cup™ Trophy Tour by Coca-Cola will arrive in Honiara on Thursday February 1st, 2018, giving Solomon Islands fans the chance to experience football’s most coveted prize. The FIFA World Cup™ Trophy Tour by Coca-Cola will give millions of people around the world the opportunity to get ready to taste the feeling…

PM says SI values Australia relationship

PRIME Minister Rick Houenipwela says Solomon Islands value the excellent relationship it has with the Australian Government and its people. He uttered the statement when addressing the Australian High Commissioner Mr Roderick Brazier and Australian nationals during the Australian Day celebrations at the Australian High Commissioner’s residence in Honiara last Thursday. Mr Houenipwela said on…

Woman died from fallen power line

 A WOMAN was killed by a fallen power line in Auki, Malaita Province on Friday. The electrical power line fell following the bad weather experienced in Auki on Friday evening. According to reports, the woman was walking home when she came in contact with the fallen power line which was lying across the main road.…

Wate says it’s a credit institution, not a bank

THE Solomon Islands National Provident Fund’s (SINPF) proposed credit institution will be called Providence Investment Corporation (PIC). General Manager, Mike Wate clarified this to the Solomon Star last Friday. Mr Wate said strictly the proposal is not a bank, but a credit institution giving out loans only. He said the proposal is already with the…