Hou unveils London Mission

The newly established Solomon Islands High Commission Office in London was officially commissioned over the weekend. Prime Minister Rick Hou officiated in the ceremony. Mr Hou was in London for the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting. Speaking during the occasion, the Prime Minister said it is a historic moment for Solomon Islands as it also…

Priscilla earns her law degree

WHEN she walked up to receive her law degree during the University of Papua New Guinea (UPNG) 63rd graduation ceremony, she smiled and remembered that she’s now the second female from Central Province to have graduated with a law degree. Priscilla Margaret Manu, who is part Ngella and Malaita, is proud of her achievement after…

Sharzy charged with illegally entry

PORT MORESBY/HONIARA, (THE NATIONAL) — Solomon Islands police are reported to have arrested popular Papua New Guinea-based Solomon Islands singer Samson Saeni, popularly known as Sharzy. He has been arrested for allegedly entering Solomon Islands. Solomon Island Broadcasting Corporation released a statement from Solomon Islands immigration officer Benzly Kasutana that Sharzy had been arrested for…

Manele says CDF reaches rural populace

Minister for Development Planning and Aid Coordination Jeremiah Manele reiterated that the Constituency Development Fund (CDF) is the only funding that reaches out to the rural populace. He made the statement during the recent parliament meeting which led to the passage of the 2018 budget. “Mr. Speaker, a large portion of the 2018 development budget…

Journalists reminded of their ‘watchdog’ role

LOCAL journalists were once again being reminded of their ‘watchdog’ role, in keeping the government accountable in the fight against corruption. Head of the University of South Pacific (USP) Journalism School, Dr Shailendra Singh told the journalists, in an Anti-Corruption Reporting Workshop in Honiara, Monday. He said, the role of Journalists’ is important to keep…

Vow to take care of new building

Malaita provincial police has promised to take care of a newly opened complex in Auki over the weekend. “We will look after the building and ensure it serves its purpose here in Malaita Province,” said, the Malaita Supervising Provincial Police Commander Timothy Apaesi. He made the assurance in an interview with the Solomon Star in…

Partner in fight against corruption

THE Media Association of Solomon Islands (MASI) will merge with a number of non-government organisations (NGOs) to form a partnership in the fight against corruption. This follows the successful training on anti-corruption reporting last week for local journalists in Honiara. MASI President Charles Kadamana uttered this, in his closing speech at the end of the…