No independence celebrations

SOLOMON Islands will mark its 42nd Independence Anniversary celebration next week Tuesday 7th, July 2020.  However, this time it will be different compared to past celebrations where there used to be big crowds converging at Lawson Tama stadium to mark the country’s special day. In his nationwide weekly address on Friday, Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare…

SI students in the Philippines worried

STUDENTS studying in the Philippines are worried for their lives following reports that some of them are residing in recently Covid-19 infected buildings. Reports reaching Solomon Star on Friday confirmed that about 10 Solomon Island students are residing at the building where there have been reports of recent positive coronavirus cases. They call on the Government…

Ugi road work progressing well

ROAD construction on Ugi Island in Makira Ulawa Province is progressing well. That’s according to the Member of Parliament (M) for Ulawa Ugi Constituency William Bradford Marau. Work is currently in its first phase starting from the recently completed wharf at Selwyn Bay to Erere constituency warehouse, he said. “The first phase of the first…

8 VILLAGERS QUARANTINED

ANOTHER eight people have been quarantined at Gizo, Western Province, authorities say. The eight are villagers from Vella La Vella island. Deputy Provincial Secretary, Western Province, Patrick Toiraena said the action was taken after the eight returned from neighbouring Bougainville in Papua New Guinea. “They went across to Bougainville by way of a permit granted…

SICTU weighs in on SINU saga

SOLOMON Islands Council of Trade Unions (SICTU) will meet in Honiara today to discuss the current staff dispute at the Solomon Islands National University (SINU). Staff at SINU are demanding the removal of vice-chancellor Fijian Dr. Ganesh Chand. SICTU president David Tuhanuku said the SINU saga will be the main agenda of today’s meeting. “All…