Pre-polling held successfully

A FIRST ever pre-polling was successfully carried out on Thursday in Honiara and throughout all provincial capitals. Election Manager for Honiara Jude Devesi told this paper, Thursday that the pre-polling was good except few issues encountered that he will have to take it up to the electoral boss. “All is good except for a few…

SICCI hosts AGM, elects new Board

THE Solomon Islands Chamber Commerce and Industry (SICCI) now has a new Board that will lead its mandate for the next twelve (12) months. The new Board for 2019-2020 was elected during the 42nd Annual General Meeting (AGM) of SICCI on Wednesday 20th Mach 2019 at the Heritage Park Hotel in Honiara. The new Board…

KOICA hands over new aquaculture lab to SINU

It was on December of 2017 that KOICA presented to Solomon Islands National University (SINU) the world class Fisheries complex which young Solomon Islanders are currently enjoying today. Wednesday’s KOICA’s generous assistance was again witnessed by SINU with the handing over of the new Aquaculture Laboratory. Speaking during the hand-over ceremony, Country Director of KOICA…

Basic fabric dyeing training for women

SOLOMON Islands Women in Business Association (SIWIBA) has completed a one-day  basic fabric dyeing training on Friday 8th March 2019 at Mbokona SDA Church Hall. The training was facilitated by Je-ilisia Fabric Arts Services with a total participant of 14. It’s the first training for the year and several others for both formal and informal…

Kenilorea Jnr: Our leaders failed us

Solomon Islands United Party President Peter Kenilorea Junior says their Party believes that the current leaders are failing the people of Solomon Islands. Kenilorea Junior said this failure also applies to Malaita leaders who also failed the people of Malaita. He said this failure is evident in the way that development is very slow in…

Overseas journos banned

INTERNATIONAL journalists were banned from covering and entering the oil spill site and the wrecked MV Solomon Trader in Rennell Island, Wedesday. Reliable sources told the Solomon Star that it was believed that orders to stop the journalists came from Honiara and few people on the ground on Rennell who are agents of Bintan Mining…

MP’s tax-free to be scrapped

ABC: For the first time in four years, Member of Parliament (MP) will be required to pay tax on their salaries. Solomon Islands’ Parliamentary Entitlements Commission (PEC) will be gazetting the new regulations on April 1 to remove, tax exemptions that were granted in 2015. Commission Chairman Johnson Siapu has confirmed the changes with ABC,…