STUDENTS UNEASY

A NUMBER of students studying in the Philippines may not be able to travel home on the first two repatriation flights due to outstanding bills and visa issues.  This was revealed by a local student in an online interview, Wednesday. The student who declined to be named revealed this after it was reported that some…

We are ready for our students’ arrival: PM

PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare said ‘we are prepared’ for the arrival of our students from the Philippines. The Prime Minister said the three repatriation flights are on schedule. The first flight is scheduled for this Sunday 27th September whilst the second flight will be on Tuesday next week 29th September. The third flight is scheduled…

TSI fabricating lies ‘On whose interest?’

The Solomon Star senior journalist had never interviewed the Secretary to Prime Minister Dr. Jimmy Rodgers as claimed by Transparency Solomon Islands (TSI). Dr. Rodgers told the Solomon Star in an exclusive interview in response to yet another piece of factless article by Transparency Solomon Islands (TSI) on Sunday. The article which was crafted to…

In court with Assumpta

* Fake death case tomorrow* Fraudster ordered to appear in court* KG arm robbery case continuous today * Uncle committed to stand trial at High Court* Closing sub for alleged robbers Fake death case tomorrow   THE trial to hear evidence into the case of a man who allegedly obtained $76,000 from a local pharmacist in Honiara…

By-election date announced

VOTERS from North East Guadalcanal and Central Honiara Constituencies will go to the polls on the 18th November to elect their members of parliament.  The election date instrument was signed by His Excellency, the Governor-General, Sir David Vunagi at the Government House and published in the gazette on Tuesday.  Chief Electoral Officer Jane Waetara in a…

SCHOLARSHIP REDUCTION

PNG to reduce tertiary assistance to SI By ANDREW FANASIANewsroom, Honiara PAPUA New Guinea (PNG) Government will reduce its scholarship assistance to Solomon Islands students under a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) which is yet to be framed. PNG Commissioner to Solomon Islands Dr John Balavu told the Solomon Star in an exclusive interview in…

PM hails entities for assistance

PRIME Minister (PM) Manasseh Sogavare says the Solomon Islands Government has been blessed to receive assistance towards meeting the financial expense of the Philippines students as they go into hotels awaiting their return flights home. Speaking during his weekly nationwide address on Monday, Sogavare said thanks to our State-Owned Enterprises (SOE) and private sector for…

SOLOMON POWER ADDS S1 MILLION TOWARDS PHILIPPINES REPATRIATION

Solomon Islands Electricity Authority trading as Solomon Power Ltd has contributed 1 million dollars towards the ‘Bringing Our Students Home Project.’ In his opening remarks during the brief handover at the Ministry of Finance and Treasury on Tuesday, Secretary to Prime Minister Dr. Jimmie Rodgers thanked Solomon Power for contributing towards bringing our students from the Philippines home…

NWGDA successfully held COVID-19 training 

North-West Guadalcanal Development Association (NWGDA) last Friday had successfully held its Covid-19 training at Pisei meeting area in North West Guadalcanal.  Guadalcanal Province Manager for Covid-19 Dr. Angela Tahani and Ministry of Health and Medical Services, Health Promotion Acting Director Anne Toncan Eli facilitated the one-day training for NWGDA villages’ representatives and coordinators.  During the…