Indian woman’s case adjourned

THE civil case of the Indian woman who claims her husband escaped to India leaving her and their son behind has been further adjourned. This was after Justice John Keniapisia said he wants more evidence and information from Mylapalii Hema – lalta before he can decide on the case. Hema wants the court to dismiss…

Gov’t explains appointment of Djokovic

BANK BOARD SAGA By IAN M. KAUKUI AN interim board the Government appointed as part of the push to revive the Development Bank of Solomon Islands (DBSI) will be there for only six months. That’s according to the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Finance and Treasury Mckinnie Dentana. Dentana explained this in response to concerns expressed…

Flag raising

Dear Editor – The practice of saluting the national flag a patriotic duty as a sign of pride, unity and love of the Solomon Islands. I was pleased to read a report last week that the Solomon Islands Prime Minister, Manasseh Sogavare, together with the staff of his office, saluted the raising of the national…

JOCV 40th anniversary celebrated in Honiara

MEMBERS of the Japan Overseas Cooperation Volunteers (JOCV) over the weekend celebrated the 40th Anniversary of the program since the first volunteers were dispatched to Solomon Islands. The event was staged on Saturday at the national art gallery in Point Cruz. JOCV is one of the schemes under Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) to support…

LOs query Police duty

LANDOWNERS (LOs) of the Kulipuklu registered land in Santa Cruz, Temotu Province have questioned  police in Lata for failing to carry out a restraining order to stop loggers from entering and doing illegal logging activities on their land. Two of the landowning representatives Luke Melanoli and Dickson Melanoli told the paper yesterday the Xiang Lin…

PM: SOLOMON WAY GAMES 

PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare assures Pacific Island athletes that come 2023 Solomon Islands will host the Pacific Games the ‘Solomon way’ using new sporting venues. Sogavare revealed this through a pre-recorded video message played out to all the participating teams that attended Pacific Games held in Samoa. He said the country will host the Games…

No more grade 6 exams

  GRADE six exams will now be a thing of the past as the Ministry of Education and Human Resource Development (MEHRD) has finally decided to put an end to it this year. In a document the Sunday Star cited, it confirmed the decision has been formally made by the government to phase out Solomon…

Samoa passes SP to Solomons

Last night saw the closing ceremony of the 2019 Pacific Games.  Attention now turns to Solomon Islands’ home tournament in four years’ time. To begin the night, athletes and coaches once again rounded the running track, waving to all the supporters, but in a less formal manner than during the opening ceremony.  As the next…

Landowners call for respect from miner

BUNGUSULE Customary Landowner Trustees on San Jorge in Isabel Province have reinforced their position as the rightful owners of Tenement G7 and urged Bintan Mining Company and its associates to respect the court decisions upholding their ownership over the land. A spokesperson for the trustees Janet Voda said there was a lot of misinformation in…