“It’s like a dream come true”

JOEL Tereoha was born 11 years ago with severe Cerebral Palsy.  His Grandmother, together with his loving family, have coped with his disability until he became too heavy for them to lift. The Rotary Club of Honiara are engaged in an on-going project to source medical equipment for hospitals and clinics throughout Solomon Islands through…

SECRET REVEALS

THE secret is out. Harvesting beche de mer in Solomon Islands is free all year round. This is based on a decision handed down by the Court of Appeal almost four years ago. The ruling on 12th October 2018 means that there is no “on-and-off” season for harvesting the multi-million-dollar beche de mer delicacy and…

NRH investigates hospital “drunk party” 

THE National Referral Hospital (NRH) executive management is now investigating complaints over an alleged “drunk party” inside the senior nurse’s office at the hospital’s Emergency Department.  NRH chief executive officer Dr George Malefoasi said the report is very disturbing and the NRH executive management is treating the matter very seriously.  He said investigation is now…

EX-MILITANTS PAYMENT QUESTIONED

OPPOSITION Leader Hon Matthew Wale has called on the Prime Minister and his government to clarify a planned payment to ex-militants. In a statement yesterday, Hon Wale said his office have been reliably informed that the Prime Minister and his Government are planning a $300,000 each payment to former militants. The Opposition Leader said his…

MP UNDER SPOTLIGHT

LCC could probe Minister Kologeto on alleged ‘secret plan’ to takeover constituency property AN alleged secret plan by senior Minister and Member of Parliament for South Vella La Vella Frederick Kologeto for the family takeover of Vella Development Company Ltd has been uncovered. Hon Kologeto is the Minister for Commerce, Industries, Labour and Immigration. His…

‘COMMUNIQUÉ BLOCKS CHINA’

Suidani stands by Auki Communiqué, claims Asilaua acted alone to bring China into Baegu THE news of the Baegu region of Malaita’s move in accepting China as a foreign investment has caught many Malaitans by surprise yesterday. Solomon Star was told that Member of Provincial Assembly (MPA) for Ward 11, Elijah Asilaua is behind the…

Sogavare defends diplomatic switch

THE ruling Democratic Coalition Government for Advancement came under undue scrutiny for making a decision that is considered a normal undertaking by any democratically-elected government of a sovereign nation when it switched diplomatic ties from Taiwan to China. Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare last week said the action taken by his government to formally recognise the…

MV TAIMAREHO CAPTAIN CHARGED

OFFICERS of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) at the National Investigation Department (NCID) have charged the captain of MV Taimareho 1 with 27 counts of manslaughter on 13 July 2022. This was revealed by the Supervising Director National Criminal Investigation Department (NCID) Superintendent Michael Bole. He said: “The charge of the captain of…

BAEGU OPENS UP FOR CHINA

East Baegu Council of Chiefs now welcome China as a foreign investor CHINA is now free to fund investment and development projects in Baegu on Malaita following a decision by the East Baegu Council of Chiefs two weeks ago. President Alick Ofo announced the turn-around after the Council had removed an initial resolution banning investment…