Djokovic’s Citizenship Case before DPP

THE file containing evidences of alleged breach of electoral act against Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare’s Chief of Staff Robson Djokovic is now with the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP). Acting Police Commissioner Ian Vaevaso confirmed this to reporters at the commissioner’s weekly conference on Thursday. “I can confirm that the case file…

Fire causes big loss for CAASI  

VERY important files and information of all aircraft, pilots, and airport certificates were lost during the early morning blaze on Tuesday. This was when the Civil Aviation Authority of Solomon Islands (CAASI) office at Henderson, East Honiara was razed to the ground. Permanent Secretary (PS) of the Ministry of Communication & Civil Aviation Moses Virovolomo,…

ESP awareness for Malaita’s existing operators

A Team from the government will be departing for Auki today to raise awareness on the Economic Stimulus Package (ESP) for targeted groups in the 14 constituencies of Malaita Province. The team will be led by the Deputy Prime Minister who is also Minister of Infrastructure and Development (MID) Manasseh Maelanga and Malaita MP’s and…

Makira man unhappy with 10 cents carve design

A CONCERNED Makira man has voiced his disappointment over the design of the 10 cents carved outpost that was erected at the newly launched Ports Authority ‘Unity Square’ in Honiara. Prime Minister Manasseh Sogvare officially unveiled the iconic square early this week. Ian Davidson Mwanerafata told the Solomon Star although he was very pleased with the…

More jobs in the making

THE Government expects to create about 3000 jobs from the Bina Harbour tuna processing plant project when the operation swings into action in Malaita.  That’s according to the Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resource (MFMR) Permanent Secretary Christian Ramofafia. “The Bina project is a big undertaking for the government of the day,” he said.  Speaking…

DJOKOVIC CHARGED

Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare’s Chief of Staff Robson Djokovic has been arrested and charged for the traffic accident. This followed an accident involving a government Hilux over the weekend near the Iron Bottom Sound Hotel in Rove, West Honiara. A press statement from the police media unit confirmed that Djokovic is being charged with one…

Sad day for SINU

THE Solomon Islands National University (SINU) on Thursday lost its Pro Vice-Chancellor (Corporate) after he unexpectedly collapsed in his office. Late John Teddie Usuramo from Are’Are in Malaita Province was declared dead after he was rushed to the National Referral Hospital (NRH) just after lunch on Thursday. SINU’s Public Relations officer Estee Logamei told the paper…

HCC audit delays

LACK of vital financial documents from the Honiara City Council (HCC) has further delayed the spot on audit undertaken by the Auditor General’s Office. The office of the Auditor General has conducted the audit since last month to look at the financial books of HCC based on the directives of the Minister of Home Affairs…

Farmers want Bellona to go organic

BELLONA Organic Farmers Association (BOFA) of Kapata village on West Bellona of Rennell and Bellona Province (RENBEL) want the entire island of Bellona to practise organic farming. This came after they successfully registered their association on October the 8th 2019, a statement from Kastom Gaden Association (KGA) said.  Led by their Chairman, Bix Paul, Fred…

Ngati encourage community to uphold ownership

HONIARA City Council (HCC) Councillor for Vura Ward, Reginal Ngati urges his ward members to uphold the spirit of ownership in their respective communities. Speaking at the 42nd Independence celebration at the Fulisango or Mud Land Zion community on Tuesday, Ngati said the only way forward to build a peaceful community is to take ownership…