Govt sub committee clarifies RIPEL issue 

THE Solomon Islands government is committed to inclusive partnership with the people of this country. In its approach to revitalise developments in the Russell Islands, the government memorandum of understanding, MOU, with Russel Islands Investment Forum, RIIF and Central Islands province, CIP, is determined to achieve a cross sectoral development framework that benefits all stakeholders.…

R. City to rock Honiara tonight

THE famous Rock City (a.k.a R.City) band is set to rock music fans in a one-night show at the Heritage Park Hotel car park in Honiara, tonight. Island Brothers, Theron and Timothy Thomas touched down at the Honiara International airport at 2pm, Thursday. Rock City formerly known as Planet VI is an American musical duo…

M4D reacts to GCU report 

Malaita for Democracy (M4D) speaks out against irritating words used by the Government Communication Unit (GCU) to describe the behavior of Malaitans shown during the recent DCGA government policy awareness campaign in Auki as uncivilized.  Speaking to Solomon Star Auki yesterday M4D Chairman Knoxly Atu said using words like brain washed and uncivilized to describe…

Let’s make Prince Charles feel at home

PRINCE Charles arrives tomorrow evening in Honiara and leaves on Monday afternoon. This is a significant visit because this man is the future King of England. He’ll succeed the throne when his mother, Queen Elizabeth, dies. As a member of the Commonwealth, Queen Elizabeth is our head of state. She is represented here by the…

Outgoing police chief hails RSIPF

WE HAVE THE BEST By ASSUMPTA BUCHANAN OUTGOING Police Commissioner Matthew Varley says the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force is one of the best forces in the region. It is also one that all Solomon Islanders should be proud of, he added. The Australian stated this during his final press conference in Honiara yesterday.  “The…

TOP CALL FOR REFS

Solomon Islands FIFA badged referees George Time and Hugo Hebala Pado are on international duties in China and Paraguay this month. Time arrived in China on Tuesday to officiate at the 2019 FISU University World Cup from 21 November to 1 December in Jinjiang as 16 men’s and 8 women’s football teams set to compete,…

PM urged to confirm Huawei-Telekom talks

OPPOSITION leader Matthew Wale has called on the Prime Minister to confirm whether the Government is currently talking to China or Huawei, for the takeover of Solomon Telekom. This call came after the Premier of Malaita Province made a statement earlier suggesting that Huawei maybe eying Solomon Telekom.   The call also follows the recent signing…

In Court with Assumpta

Man jailed for grievous harm Prosecution yet to amend charges Accused faces sentence Man jailed for grievous harm   A YOUNG man who attacked another man, injuring his left hand, has been sentenced to one year, two months in prison, Wednesday. Larrex Lulua was sentenced after pleading guilty to one count of grievous harm. Principal Magistrate…