TAIWAN ACCUSED

…. for sponsoring three-days of riots, looting, and destruction of Honiara TAIWAN allegedly sponsored the three days of destructive rioting, looting and burning in Honiara last November, it was claimed yesterday. Three people died in the burning that followed looting of Chinatown on Friday 26th November 2021. Destruction of properties and businesses has punched a…

Pfizer vaccine launched

AFTER weeks of delay due to the recent civil unrest the Pfizer vaccine was officially launched to commence its roll-out program. Government through the Ministry of Health and Medical Services (MHMS) together with Ministry of Education and Human Resources, United States (US) Embassy Office in Solomon Islands, UNICEF and World Health Organization (WHO) in-country participated…

SINU closes for festive season

THE Solomon Islands National University (SINU) will close for all normal operation as of Monday next week for the festive season. In a statement issued on Thursday, it announced the University will close for all normal operation as of Monday the 20th of December, 2021 and will resume business on Tuesday, the 4th of January,…

ROCK SLAMS INTO HOME

Nearly kills father who was at home A FATHER has escaped death after a huge rock destroyed their family home at Tuvaruhu hill side in central Honiara, Wednesday. It was believed that the rock fell from the hill side as a result of the heavy rain that the country is experiencing. A statement from the…

CPEA probes teachers with fake certificates

CENTRAL Provincial Education Authority (CPEA) is now carrying out an investigation on alleged primary teachers who reported to have submitted fake certificates to them. Central Provincial Premier, Stanley Manetiva told Solomon Star that as of Tuesday this week the CPEA has started conducting their investigation on the reported matter. “My government has taken this matter…

PM: HIGHLIGHTED IMPORTANCE OF ONE NATION

Prime Minister Hon. Manasseh Sogavare spoke strongly of the need to maintain national unity no matter whatever we do as a nation. The Prime Minister made the reminder during the celebration of the Western Province’s Second Appointed Day in Gizo this week. Prime Minister Sogavare emphasized the importance of caring for each other as one…

In Court with Assumpta

Alleged riot instigator’s trial today TRIAL of the 50 year-old man accused of leading a group of people to march to the Parliament house on November 24 will start today. The accused faces one count of behave in a riotous manner. He appeared yesterday in the Honiara Magistrate’s Court for an interim mention, where, the…

ALL CLEAR

200 personnel cleared of COVID-19 Around 200 defence and police personnel deployed to Honiara to assist with restoration of law and order in Honiara have been cleared of COVID-19. The overseas forces arrived in the country after the recent unrest and have successfully completed their 10 and 14 days period of health monitoring with all COVID-19…