Tabaa bridge collapsed

Commuters affected   By WILSON SAENI in Auki  THE deteriorating Tabaa Bridge along the North Road of Malaita province has collapsed yesterday following the heavy downpours experienced this week. Tabaa Bridge was in deterioration form for the past decade and was left untouched by responsible authorities. According to the North Road commuters and transport owners, the…

Flash flood hits Selwyn College again

SELWYN College in West Guadalcanal was hit by another flash flood for the second time in a month following continuous heavy rain over the last few days. The school’s chaplain Fr. John Roroi told the Solomon Star last night that the school was forced to call off its classes after break time yesterday after floodwaters…

Notice of motion denied

A NOTICE for a proposed motion of no confidence against the Western Provincial Premier David Gina has been denied because it fails to satisfy the seven clear days’ notice period. Motion is being planned to be tabled during next week’s full assembly meeting in Saeraghi, West Gizo. The office of the Provincial Speaker confirmed that…

Finance minister denounces invalid claims 

THE Minister for Finance and Treasury, Harry Kuma who is also the Accountable Minister for the Solomon Islands Ports Authority (SIPA), has denounced comments by some SIPA workers as erroneous and has strongly advised them to stop spreading wrong information about board appointments. Some former and current workers of SIPA recently stood by their complaints…

VIRUS STEP-UP

• Cabinet suspends international flights to Munda • No overseas travel for public servants By ANDREW FANASIA CABINET on Thursday agreed to suspend the weekly international flight to Munda Airport in Western Province until due course. It has also agreed to put a stop to all overseas travel for government employees. These measures were taken as…

MUNDA AIRPORT CLOSURE

MINISTER for Ministry of Health and Medical Services (MHMS) Dickson Mua will discuss with the Immigration Office to stop the Solomon Airlines Saturday flight and close down Munda International Airport. He told Solomon Star in an exclusive interview last night. “This is a serious concern and I think I have to discuss it with other…

16 UNDER QUARANTINE

No confirmed CONVID-19 cases as yet By ANDREW FANASIA THERE are no confirmed COVID-19 (Coronavirus) cases at the moment as a total of 16 people are quarantined under the watchful eyes of the Ministry of Health and Medical Services (MHMS), local medical specialists. This was confirmed to Solomon Star by the minister for the Ministry…

Waratahs to tour Solomons

THE Australian women’s rugby Sevens team, the Waratahs will be touring the Solomon Islands in two months’ time. This was confirmed by the Solomon Islands Rugby Union Federation (SIRUF), Tuesday. During their visit, they will play two games against the Solomon Islands National women’s sevens team and a combined team on May 14th. This is…

SINU council to be petitioned

THE Solomon Islands National University (SINU) Council is expected to receive a petition this week in relation to allegations raised against the Vice-Chancellor Dr. Ganeshwar Chand. That’s according to SINU insiders. The petition will demand the council to investigate the allegations which staff has raised in relation to how the vice-chancellor runs the university. Allegations…