Ella Simata to Japan

I promised to come back after completing my two years of study in Japan to help my beloved country Solomon Islands especially in the field of Tourism. That was according to the 31 years old Ella Lynthia Simata this week. Ms Simata was of the three who were awarded with scholarships from the Japanese International…

Inter-company futsal kicks off today

THE much-anticipated Honiara Inter Company futsal competition is set to kick off this afternoon at the Multi-purpose Hall. Chairperson of the organizing committee, George Capps and Secretary John Dick Tome confirmed this to Star Sports last night. Tome said the competition is purposely organised to give company employees time out from their work stations to…

Wife turns husband to police

POLICE in Gizo, Western Province, have arrested and charged a male adult for allegedly producing homebrew in the township after the suspect’s wife reported the matter to the police. Police confiscated a 20-litre bucket and 70-litre bucket of the illegal homebrew when they arrested the suspect at his home in Gizo on Thursday. The suspect…

NEW BIOCHEMISTRY ANALYSER FOR NRH

The National Referral Hospital [NRH]’s Medical Laboratory has installed a new biochemistry analyser on 8th August by the factory engineer, Mr Li Xianbo. ‘’The installation of the analyser is to replace the old one which was in use for more than 10 years’’, said Director of Medical Laboratory, Mr Alfred Dofai. The new analyser is…

Korean engineers here for Tina Hydro planning

A LARGE team of technical experts from Kwater Corporation and Hyundai Engineering (HEC) is now in the country to progress engineering planning for the Tina Hydro Project. Kwater and HEC are the developers selected by Solomon Islands Government from an international tender process held in 2015. A statement from the Tina Hydro Office in Honiara…

Bridge workers want payment

WORKERS of Asimana bridge maintenance contract have demanded the contractor and the Ministry of Infrastructure Development (MID) to pay up their outstanding payments by the end of this month. The workers had already completed the bridge repair works but no payments were given to them since early June this year. Reports reaching Solomon Star Auki…

Israeli expertise transfer skills to locals

The budding business community in Solomon Islands have again benefitted from Israeli business experts in a series of workshops undertaken in Honiara in the last couple of weeks. A team of Israeli experts arrived in the country at the end of July and have carried out a number of skills transfer workshops in Honiara targeting…

Public reminded of beche-de-mer ban

THE public has again been warned to respect the current bech-de mer (Sea Cucumber) ban following the confiscation of more than 50 kilograms of dried beche-de mer at a warehouse in Auki, Malaita Province. A combined raid by Compliance officers from the Ministry of Fisheries and Police on a warehouse at the Malaita Provincial capital…