Webpage vital for Womens Ministry

To have a website with content that is readily available is very important for clients to learn about the Ministry and its roles in the country says the Permanent Secretary of Women ,Youth and Children’s’ affair Ethel Sigimanu during the launching of the ministry’s new official website on Wednesday. The launching of the new official…

Vendors call for a new market building

Farmers and market vendors at the Burnscreek makeshift market are calling on the responsible authorities to locate and construct a new market place for them to sell their produce. The entrance of the Burnscreek area to the Kastom Gaden area is currently the space used by the farmers to conduct their daily sales. A spokesperson…

FSII to NDMO: Act quickly

FORUM Solomon Islands International (FSII) has called on the National Disaster Management Office (NDMO) to act quickly and settle Mbokonavera school outstanding water bills. The delay to settle the water bill has resulted in the disconnection of the school’s water supply. Solomon Water last week disconnected the school’s water supply because the school has huge…

City mayor under fire

Contract controversy engulfs council CITY mayor Alfrence Fatai and his council chairmen are accused of engaging their wantoks and relatives to do contracted jobs for the council. “They have virtually taken over the role of the council’s Works Division,” a city council source told the Solomon Star. “Since they came in, they cancelled existing contractors…

Alleged bank robbers out on bail

ALL accused in the Westpac Bank daylight robbery incident early this year are out on bail except for Gabi Selo. Gabi Selo is facing one count of robbery and another count of grievous harm for allegedly chopping off the wrist of a security officer. He remains in custody and will return to the court again…

Man jailed for house Break-in offences

A MAN is in jail after pleading guilty to numerous charges relating to breaking into people’s properties and stealing valuables. Reginald Wai, 22, was sentenced yesterday to a total of four and a half years imprisonment, which was backdated to when he was taken into custody. These were for the charges of two counts of…

Woman faces false pretence charges

A WOMAN facing additional charges of false pretences and simple larceny will appear again in the Honiara Magistrates Court on May 27. The adjournment was made yesterday to give time for the lawyer representing Mary Jane Aru, 45, to get instructions for plea on the new charges. Aru has an outstanding false pretence charge but…

Ties with Georgia to strengthened

THE country’s Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare is desirous of a robust relationship between Solomon Islands and the Republic of Georgia. This was articulated when the Georgian Ambassador to Solomon Islands His Excellency Vladimir Konstantinidi paid a courtesy call to Mr Sogavare on Tuesday. The Canberra-based envoy is currently in the country to explore further areas…

SINU and MCT plans to upgrade FOPA village

Ministry of Culture and Tourism (MCT) and Solomon Island National University (SINU) have agreed to upgrade and maintain the Festival of the Pacific Arts (FOPA) village in east Honiara. Permanent Secretary (PS) for the Ministry John Wasi revealed this to the Solomon Star yesterday. Mr Wasi said, both organisations have agreed during a discussion meeting…