ASILAUA SPILL THE BEANS

On political advisor’s employment    AS the tug-o-war for power in the Malaita Provincial Government continues, a former minister has spilled the beans on Premier Daniel Suidani’s political advisor, Celsius Talifilu. The man – Elijah Asilaua is the MPA for Ward 11 in the Malaita Provincial Assembly – was the Minister for Forest, Mines and…

In Court with Assumpta

Admin officer fronts court AN admin officer of a logging company accused of employing two foreigners without a work permit in Makira Province has appeared in the Honiara Magistrate’s Court yesterday. Tang Tung Siong of Malaysia faces a charge of employing non-citizens not authorized to work. The court yesterday imposed strict bail conditions on him…

90% vax target

PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare says Cabinet has set a target of 90% full vaccination coverage to reopen our international borders. Prime Minister Sogavare in his nationwide address yesterday said Cabinet has directed the Oversight Committee and the Policy Implementation, Monitoring and Evaluation unit (PIME), to undertake critical analysis and recommendations on how and when we…

Contract terminated

SINU Council ends VC’s contract in August   SOLOMON Islands National University (SINU) Council has terminated the contract of the controversial SINU Vice Chancellor (VC) Dr Ganesh Chand in August. Minister for Education and Human Resource Development (MEHRD) Lanelle Tanangada revealed this in Parliament yesterday in response to a question asked by the Member of…

SICCI lauds SINPF’s 6% crediting rate

THE Solomon Islands Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SICCI), on behalf of its members of the business community wishes to acknowledge and congratulate the Board, Management and staff of Solomon Islands National Provident Fund (SINPF) for its prudent management of members’ fund despite the difficult times faced due to the global pandemic. SICCI, as the…

Mangau reminds divers to consider safety first

THE Police Commissioner Mostyn Mangau has reminded beche-de-mer divers throughout the country to consider their safety when diving in the waters where crocodiles were sighted. This was upon the recent incidences of a crocodile attacked a beche-de-mer diver in the Central Province and similar incident in the Western Province. Commissioner Mangau made this call during…

HCC waste management is improving

HONIARA City Council (HCC) Director Waste Management and Control Division George Bogese assured the city dwellers that their waste management capacity is improving and want cooperation from the Honiara residents. Speaking exclusively to the Sunday Star, Friday, Bogese acknowledges that the improvement of the waste management in the city would not eventuate without the help…

BOY, 12, SURVIVES CROC ATTACK

A 12- YEAR boy from Moli, Choiseul Province is counting his blessing after he survived a crocodile attack, which left him with serious wounds to his right leg. The boy has since been flown to the National Referral Hospital, where he is recovering. The younger boy was reportedly saved by his 14-year-old brother from the…