In Court with Assumpta

Foreigner’s voter registration verdict set THE fate of the man accused of registering in several constituencies using different names in 2018 to vote at the last National General Election has been deferred to January 31. Alif Vai, a national from Bangladesh faces judgment on seven counts of obtaining registration licence by false pretence. The judgment…

RSIPF contingent heads to Australia for training

ROYAL Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) contingent, led by Deputy Director of the National Response Department (PRT) Superintendent Lionel Kapisa have departed Honiara for Brisbane, Australia yesterday. The contingent consists of ten National Response Department (NRD) officers from the Operational Safety Training Team, Armoury, Logistics Team and PRT. The RAPPP program has been designed in…

UK recognises new SI vaccine certificates

THE United Kingdom (UK) has now recognised the new Solomon Islands vaccine certificates (pictured). A notification released by the British High Commission’s Office in Honiara confirmed this Friday. It also announced the date of effectiveness. “From 10 January 2022, travellers vaccinated in Solomon Islands and holding the yellow vaccination certificate with two Covid vaccinations will…

Suidani: Auki is very peaceful

MALAITA Provincial Premier, Daniel Suidani says there is no lawlessness in Auki and that the provincial capital is very peaceful. He then commended Auki police for a job well done in maintaining law and order in the provincial capital. Speaking to Solomon Star Auki, Premier Suidani said the fact that only 11 arrests were made…

Wale rebukes Gina’s attack

LEADER of Opposition, Matthew Wale has rebuked the recent attacks by the former Western Province Premier Gina on the current Western Premier’s recent courtesy call to his office. Former Premier Gina labelled the Current Premier’s visit to the Opposition Leader as rude, dishonest, and volatile. As per protocol, Gina stated, the Premier only owes visits…

CPEA to prioritize indigenous teachers

THE Central Provincial Education Authority (CPEA) will prioritize its indigenous teachers for teachers posting in the province. Premier Stanley Manetiva said the move is to help up skilling indigenous teachers and creating a locally based workforce in Central Islands Province. “We are introducing this move to start preparing our indigenous teachers for state government or…