Barge death

Young man killed by poisonous gas A YOUNG man lost his life early this week when he reportedly inhaled poisonous gas while attending to a logging barge owned by loggers Samlimsan Company. The man, in his 20s, from Isabel, died after he reportedly inhaled poisonous gasoline from the barge, which was loaded and ready to…

Outstanding dividends queried

LANDOWNING groups from the Guadalcanal plains have questioned Guadalcanal Plains Palm Oil Limited (GPPOL) for not paying their outstanding dividend for 2015. This came after the landowners still waited for their payments since the end of the financial year in April 2016. In a letter written to company on 24th May 2016 and a follow…

Moving on from our past

THE Government plans to host a national reconciliation ceremony next month. The week-long National Healing and Apology programme is scheduled to be held in Honiara from June 30 to July 6. It will start with a National Peace March, to be followed by a powerful speech from Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare. The aim of this…

University saga

Dear Editor – One could not be left appalled by the way our students are now scrambling to return from PNG institutions over the recent political events resulting in the shooting of protesting students and the eventual closing down of normal classes. It is common knowledge that this is not the first time this has…

SI working to rectify ‘Yellow Card’

THE government is working with the European Union to lift the yellow card this year. Solomon Islands was yellow carded and issued a warning in 2014 by the EU. This was because they did not comply with the IUU regulations (Illegal Unreported and Unregulated) on fishing activities in the region. Minister of Foreign Affairs and…

UNITECH students resuming study in Papua New Guinea

RNZI: The vice-chancellor of the University of Technology in Papua New Guinea says he’s confident the majority of his students will return to class this week. Students across PNG have been boycotting lectures since the beginning of May while demanding the Prime Minister step down to face fraud allegations. Vice-chancellor, Dr Albert Schram, said UNITECH’s…

Langalanga chief shares tales of struggle

Having access to natural resources is now becoming a problem for Langalanga people in the Malaita province. This was revealed by a concern Langalanga Chief George Jeremiah Gulaewale in an interview with the Solomon Star on Wednesday. Chief Gulaewale said having access to land to make garden and accessing bush materials for house building is…

Ending the past

Gov’t to stage healing, apology week A WEEK-LONG national healing and apology programme will be conducted in Honiara starting on 30 June 2016. The programme, spearheaded by the national government, will bring Malaita and Guadalcanal provinces to say sorry to each other over the killings and hatred that took place during the ethnic tension. Prime…