FACEBOOK ‘CENSORSHIP’ LOOMS

Government will soon monitor ‘fake’ FB users   The Ministry for Communication and Aviation will soon closely monitor fake Facebook account users in Solomon Islands, as soon as the formal arrangement with Facebook Company is set. This was revealed by the Permanent Secretary (PS) for Communication and Aviation, Moses Virivolomo when his team appeared before…

Exam markers still awaiting payment

MORE than 200 teachers who marked high school exam papers in 2020 say there are still waiting to be paid their allowances – almost a year after they had completed their assignment. One of them told Solomon Star the teachers marked Form 3, Form 5, and Form 6 papers in 2020. “All the results were…

Illegal Bech-de-mer harvesters nabbed

OFFICERS of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) at the Central Police Station in Honiara City assisted officials of the Ministry of Fisheries have arrested two suspects at the Honiara domestic wharf, Wednesday this week for illegal harvesting of beche-de-mer. Provincial Police Commander Honiara City Superintendent John Matamaru says, “Fisheries officials called police to…

$45M LOSS

Solomon Airline faces big lose in revenue   NATIONAL flag carrier Solomon Airlines will lose SBD$45 million dollars this year as COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect their operations. This was revealed by Solomon Airlines senior board member Bob Pollard during the 2021 Appropriation Bill 2021 inquiry on Tuesday. The inquiry was conducted by the Public…

Easter fun run delayed

ORGANISERS of the annual Easter Fun Run has announced that the 2021 event is being delayed until Whit Monday – 24th May 2021. The Rotary Club of Honiara issued the statement on Wednesday. The Rotary Club which is the main organiser of the event each stated it had received permission from the Covid Oversight Committee to…

PM briefed on US support

Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare was briefed on the United States (US) initiatives to upgrade the US’s development programs in the country.   The US Deputy Chief of Mission based at the Port Moresby Embassy, in Papua New Guinea (PNG) Bernard Link led the team during the courtesy call, a statement issued by the Prime Minister Press…

‘JAB SIDE EFFECT’ REPORT CLARIFIED

Response to “I almost died from injection” report GOVERNMENT through the Ministry of Health and Medical Services (MHMS) has responded to our front page report yesterday of a woman who nearly died after receiving her jab on Monday. In a statement last night through the ministry’s media unit, it said this is crucial to ensure…