A HOME-GROWN SCAM EMERGES

A home-grown scam, defrauding its members of millions of dollars and promising trillions in return, has emerged in Honiara, prompting the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to disassociate itself from the scheme. At the same time, ADB, the regional banking institution, has warned unsuspecting members of the public to avoid investing in the scam. “It has…

SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS

1000 in-country govt scholarships awarded   SOME 1, 000 lucky students have been awarded this year’s in-country scholarships, the Ministry of Education and Human Resources Development (MEHRD) has announced. But the result will not be published in the country’s two daily newspapers as has been the practice, Permanent Secretary Franco Rodie told Solomon Star on…

Man dies in a fatal accident at Henderson

Officers of the Royal Solomon Island Police Force (RSIPF) in Honiara City are investigating a fatal accident on Saturday morning where a male person in his 20’s was hit and killed at Henderson area. Provincial Police Commander (PPC), Central Police Station, Superintendent John Matamaru said the fatal accident occurred along the highway up to the eastern…

PM commends GP on COVID rollout program

PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare has congratulated the Guadalcanal Provincial Government on the launch of their COVID-19 vaccination rollout program Friday last week. The Prime Minister commended the Guadalcanal Premier Francis Sade and his deputy, Lazarus Rima for taking the lead to be the first two to be vaccinated. Prime Minister Sogavare said the actions taken…

$1.5m for FAMOA Council of Chiefs

THE Australian government has offered SBD$1.5 million to the FAMOA Council of Chiefs Wednesday this week, during the ground-breaking ceremony for the New Patrol Boat Outpost in Shortland Islands. Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare on behalf of the Government of Australia handed over the cheque (replica) to Chief Lawrence Hotomo, Chairman of the Board of Trustees…

“TELL US MORE”

Suidani wants clarity on USAID SCALE Program ORGANISATIONS responsible for implementing the USAID SCALE Program in Malaita Province must clearly define their roles and goals in the implementation of the program for the province. Malaita Province premier, Daniel Suidani made this statement during a virtual meeting organised by one of the five USAID SCALE Program…

STUDENTS COVID-19 POSITIVE

Two local students in Fiji tested positive for Coronavirus   TWO students studying at the University of the South Pacific (USP) Laucala, Fiji have been tested positive for Covid-19. According to one executive member of the Solomon Islands Students Association (SISA), both students were confirmed to be infected by the virus following a test early…