ETERNAL DEBT TRAP

THE Malaita Provincial Premier Daniel Suidani has labeled the proposed USD$100 billion (SBD$800b) loan from a private Chinese source as an ‘eternal debt trap’ for the Solomon Islands.  Premier Suidani after viewing the documents released by local media last week shared his grave concern about the proposed deal. This was through the finance minister Harry…

Lady Kere ends NZ service

SOLOMON Islands High Commissioner to New Zealand, Her Excellency Lady Joy Kere has concluded her duty after six years of active service since the establishment of the High Commission of Solomon Islands in Wellington in 2014.   According to a Government Statement, Lady Kere was the first-ever female Solomon Islands High Commissioner to serve overseas. Prior…

Floating motel proposal to govt

A proposal document of D10 Floating Motel is ready and will be submitted to the government responsible ministries next week. The proposed floating motel is the first of its kind to be built in the country. The D10 3 story floating Motel was locally initiated by Langalanga man Timothy Mauridala who inspires to create a…

Party focuses on youth progress

The Solomon Islands Democratic Party (SIDP) has seen that it’s very important for the future of the party to engage youths. Speaking at the SIDP’s National Congress on Saturday, Wing Leader Mathew Wale said the youths have a greater stake in the governance of our country and must be encouraged to engage in policy dialogue…

Old KHY demolition underway

Demolition of the old structure that accommodates the Waterfront Night club in Gizo has begun. In a visit to the site on Saturday, the Solomon Star witnessed that work in removing properties at the site had been conducted by workers of a local construction group. Police officers who are now executing the High Court Notice of Eviction…

Mining firm clarifies export claim 

Win Win Mining Company that operates alluvial gold mining at Turarana in Central Guadalcanal has clarified allegations regarding export of gold without using local gold dealers. Information reaching the paper has it that the action by the company to export gold using local dealers is not right given no government tax would be paid on…

Anthony B’s ‘Raggamuffin’ Show Set

Jamaican hardcore ragamuffin, deejay and one of reggae’s iconic rhythm ‘World A Music’ collaborator Anthony B will be performing live for the very first time in Solomon Islands on Saturday, Feb 29 at the Pacific Casino Hotel seafront. Major sponsors, Top Entertainment together with music promoter DJ Victor Lopez while confirming the Rastafarian’s tour here…

One Link hits back

‘We’re legally registered’ By IAN M.KAUKUI One Link Pacifica is a legal entity registered at the Company Haus and is mandated to do its business as intended to, says the organisation’s Investment Policy Manager Aisom Dora. In an exclusive interview with this paper last Friday, Mr Dora said what the Central Bank of Solomon Islands…

‘No CBSI staff joined One Link’

THE Director of the Solomon Islands Financial Intelligence Unit (SIFIU) within the central Bank of Solomon Islands, Mr. Jimmy Sendersley has denied any involvement of any of CBSI members to have joined the One Link Pacifica Pyramid scheme.    Mr Sendersley made the statement in response to a question asked at a recent press conference…