Cyclone affected communities in Makira plea 

COMMUNITIES within the Weathercoast region of San Christobel Island in Makira Ulawa province that are badly affected by the cyclone Harold a few months ago are still waiting for the government to send them the relief suppliers promised.    Chief Hudson Haotai from Marou village in the Haununu district told the paper on Wednesday there were…

Waimapuru faces food shortages

THE state-owned Waimapuru National Secondary School in West Bauro of Makira, Makira Ulawa Province will likely face food shortages as African snails are infesting its food crops and vegetables. The school’s chief cook Margaret Suzie said in Kira Kira, the provincial capital that the African snails are also feeding on the school’s fruit trees like…

Tina trains locals on money matters

WHILE the Tina River Hydropower Development Project itself is set to create cheaper, more reliable energy for Solomon Islanders, local communities will also benefit through community development funds, employment opportunities, and training.  A three-day workshop called “You and Your Money Towards Better Living” which was held last week, provided participants practical training to help build…

SINU STAFF UNITE

No classes from Friday onwards By IAN M. KAUKUI STAFF at Solomon Islands National University (SINU) last night insisted they will withdraw their services to the university starting tomorrow. That decision was confirmed during an urgent meeting they held at Kukum campus late yesterday evening. “….yes we’ve reached a decision,” a spokesman told the Solomon…

West Kwaio MP supports constituents

MEMBER of Parliament (MP) for West Kwaio Constituency Titus Fika has handed over two (2) dump trucks, a Lucas mill, and building materials to his constituents at Bina in West Kwaio, Malaita Province over the weekend. This is part of phase one of the ongoing West Kwaio constituency development program through the West Kwaio Constituency…

Stimulus package scam alert

THE Economic Stimulus Package Awareness team under Office of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (OPMC) warns the public and people in rural areas not to accept any COVID-19 stimulus package paperwork support in exchange for money from individuals. It has been reported over the weekend that a bunch of opportunists is going around Honiara’s periphery…

Suidani: where’s the stimulus package?

THE Malaita public is pouring in numbers each day into the Provincial Premier’s office seeking information on the stimulus package. Premier Suidani told Solomon Star Auki that most Malaitans think that the national government has channeled a share of the stimulus package through the Provincial Government for Malaitans to access, which is not true. The…

Shock arrival

NZ diplomats quarantined within Panatina community By ANDREW FANASIA   RESIDENTS of Panatina Ridge (Tanakake) in east Honiara say they are living in a state of panic and confusion following the arrival and self–quarantined of seven New Zealand (NZ) nationals at the New Zealand High Commission Residence on Monday. The seven were part of a small…

One Link boss denies allegations

ONE Link Pacifica director Gerrad Tauohu has yesterday denied most of the allegations made against him. Tauohu pleaded not guilty to 33 counts of false pretense contrary to section 308 (a) of the Penal Code [Cap. 26] and one account of Unlicensed Financial Institution prohibited contrary to section 3(2) (a) of the Financial Institution Act…