CENTRAL HONIARA VOTERS WILL HAVE TO WAIT 

WHILE the result for the North East Guadalcanal Constituency bye-election has been announced, Central Honiara voters are now likely to wait a little longer. Mrs. Ethel Lency – the spouse of Jaime Vokia who was removed in an election petition by the High Court in controversial circumstances early this year – snatched the victory when…

APTC partnership with SI commended

MINISTER for Education and Human Resource Development has commended Australia Pacific Training Coalition (APTC) for the existing partnership in education and training.  Speaking during the historic virtual graduation over the national broadcaster (SIBC) on Wednesday Lanelle Olandrea Tanangada said APTC is working actively with the Solomon Islands tertiary education skills authority to finalize the Solomon…

Red Cross Special Development Centre hosts GG 

THE Solomon Islands Red Cross Society (SIRCS) Special Development Learning Centre at the Rifle Range, West Honiara yesterday hosted the Governor-General (GG) Sir Rev. Father David Vunagi during a short visit to the school. In his welcome remarks, School Principal Jiope Ralulu Iputu said teachers, students, and the SIRCS as a whole were so happy…

Former judge heads parole board

JAMES Apaniai – a former judge of the High Court and ex-Attorney General – is now the Chair of the Solomon Islands Parole Board.  The four-Member Board – two women and two men – also included Philemon Riti, a retired Bishop, a Dr. Carol Titiulu, and Sister Veronica Vasethe, a statement issued by the Correctional…

RSIPF secures counting venue after by-election

Officers of the Royal Solomon Island Police Force (RSIPF) have provided security starting on Thursday at the RSIPF Conference Centre at Rove in Honiara where counting of ballots from Wednesday’s by-elections in North East Guadalcanal and Central Honiara is taking place. Counting commenced on Thursday and is continuing throughout Friday. Operation Commander for the RSIPF By-Election 2020…

Counting continues 

THE by-election counting for Central Honiara and North East Guadalcanal Constituencies will continue today at Rove Police Headquarter in Honiara. Counting officials confirmed to the Solomon Star last night. For Central Honiara Constituency they completed batch 3 which includes a total of 9 polling stations. Central Honiara Constituency has a total of 12 batches which…

Horizon band lost female vocalist 

HORIZON Band had lost its female vocalist Caroline Kopana Isa on Wednesday 18 November after a short illness. Caroline, who was often called ‘Caro’ was of Shortland and Malaita parentage.  In 2017, Caro was featured in Paoa FM Buzz Magazine sharing her journey in the music industry.  Perhaps Caroline’s love for music started when she…

New NRH CEO announced

The Ministry of Health and Medical Services (MHMS) is delighted to announce that Dr. George Malefoasi is the newly appointed Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the National Referral Hospital (NRH).  Dr. Malefoasi and the Public Service Commission formalized the appointment with the signing of the employment contract this week, a statement from the MHMS said. …

Pressure mounts to disclose ESP list

McKINNIE Dentana – the man in the centre of the increasingly controversial $320 million Economic Stimulus Package (ESP) – is coming under mounting pressure to publish the list of ESP recipients and related payments. Mr. Dentana is the Chairman of the ESP Oversight and Implementing Committee (ESPOIC) as well as the Permanent Secretary of the…