NSC chairman resigns amidst political pressure

SURI STEPS DOWN By ANDREW FANASIA POLITICAL pressure has forced the chairman of the National Sports Council (NSC) Gabriel Suri to resign on Friday. In his resignation letter, Suri said he found it amusing that politicians and administrative officers in the current government have politicised the position of NSC chairman. “This is to score political points…

RIPEL committee progresses

THE Cabinet Sub- Committee Secretariat under the Office of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (OPMC) had initiated onto an ambitious implementation program on community partnership, investment and development for Russel Islands, reports the PM’s Press Secretariat. This was stated during a briefing with the Chairman of the RIPEL Cabinet Sub Committee Chachabule Amoi at the…

Noro cable landing station commissioned

Minister for Communication and Aviation Peter Shanel, the Australian High Commissioner Roderick Brazier and dignitaries. THE Noro cable landing station has been officially commissioned on Thursday in Western province. The Minister for Communication and Aviation Peter Shanel together with the Premier of Western Province David Gina and the Australian High Commissioner Roderick Brazier officially unveiled…

China’s special envoy here

China’s Special Envoy to the Pacific Island Forum Dialogue Ambassador H.E Wang Xuefeng is Honiara to discuss matters of importance with the various government officials. The Solomon Star understands that this is one of the many important visits from various high level officials from China after the diplomatic relation was established between the two countries…

Power of faith

MOUNT Horeb community high school in East Honiara has celebrated its 13th school graduation ceremony yesterday based on a theme ‘Power of Faith.’ School principal Gravis Kwaigali Kaliuae in his key note address said one can only understand the theme only if he or she knows the meaning of faith. Mr Kaliuae said when trying…

Kakara registers another successful graduation

KAKARA community high school (KCHS) in ward 4 of Malaita province on Thursday registered yet another historical and successful graduation. A total of 48 students from years 9 and 11 graduated from the school by receiving their certificates of completion. Its the forth graduation event hosted by the school since the introduction of its secondary stream…

3,000 hired for Census work

THE National Census Office through its National Statistics Office has recruited about 3,000 people to conduct the countrywide National Population and Housing Census starting next week on November 4th.  This is the biggest ever recruitment the office has undertaken compared to previous censuses, and in a short period of time, a statement from the Census…

Police probe death of girl, 14

THE death of a 14- year-old girl at Paila village, Tangarare in West Guadalcanal is currently being investigated by officers of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) in Guadalcanal province. The incident occurred fortnight ago on 19 October 2019.  It is alleged that on 18 October 2019, the deceased and her girlfriend went to…

PM meets Payne

VISITING Australia’s Minister for Foreign Affairs Marise Payne on Wednesday met with the Minister Manasseh Sogavare at the Office of the Prime Minister and Cabinet in Honiara. A statement from the Prime Ministers Office said issues such as border security, labour mobility, infrastructure and the 2023 Games were discussed during the meeting.  Ms Payne also…