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…

Police rearmament soon

THE Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands (RAMSI) says it is hoping to get the green light to rearm the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force this year. In June next year the Australian and New Zealand-led regional security mission will wrap up more than 14 years of helping to rebuild the country after several years…

School cultural day

Kwaraea Community High School in West Kwara’e will today host their annual cultural day activity at the school compound. This is second time in the history of the school to host such event. Last year the school came up with an idea to revive culture and its importance for the students as a way of…

Suspect yet to undergo medical check

A WOMAN arrested following a recent killing of an elderly woman in north Malaita is yet to under medical examination. The suspect, who was in police custody, was suspected to be mentally ill. Malaita Provincial police commander Alfred Uiga said the woman was yet to undergo medical examination. He said it was important that she…