Indian woman’s case adjourned

THE civil case of the Indian woman who claims her husband escaped to India leaving her and their son behind has been further adjourned. This was after Justice John Keniapisia said he wants more evidence and information from Mylapalii Hema – lalta before he can decide on the case. Hema wants the court to dismiss…

Gov’t explains appointment of Djokovic

BANK BOARD SAGA By IAN M. KAUKUI AN interim board the Government appointed as part of the push to revive the Development Bank of Solomon Islands (DBSI) will be there for only six months. That’s according to the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Finance and Treasury Mckinnie Dentana. Dentana explained this in response to concerns expressed…

JOCV 40th anniversary celebrated in Honiara

MEMBERS of the Japan Overseas Cooperation Volunteers (JOCV) over the weekend celebrated the 40th Anniversary of the program since the first volunteers were dispatched to Solomon Islands. The event was staged on Saturday at the national art gallery in Point Cruz. JOCV is one of the schemes under Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) to support…

LOs query Police duty

LANDOWNERS (LOs) of the Kulipuklu registered land in Santa Cruz, Temotu Province have questioned  police in Lata for failing to carry out a restraining order to stop loggers from entering and doing illegal logging activities on their land. Two of the landowning representatives Luke Melanoli and Dickson Melanoli told the paper yesterday the Xiang Lin…

Call for Auki market security to step up

Auki Central Market security have been urged to step up their duty after number of drunkards was seeing consuming home-brew (Kwaso) at the market vicinity over the weekend. Complaints reaching the Solomon Star Auki claimed that drunkards usually take advantage of weak security at the the market by using the market car park as a…

PM: SOLOMON WAY GAMES 

PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare assures Pacific Island athletes that come 2023 Solomon Islands will host the Pacific Games the ‘Solomon way’ using new sporting venues. Sogavare revealed this through a pre-recorded video message played out to all the participating teams that attended Pacific Games held in Samoa. He said the country will host the Games…

No more grade 6 exams

  GRADE six exams will now be a thing of the past as the Ministry of Education and Human Resource Development (MEHRD) has finally decided to put an end to it this year. In a document the Sunday Star cited, it confirmed the decision has been formally made by the government to phase out Solomon…

Samoa passes SP to Solomons

Last night saw the closing ceremony of the 2019 Pacific Games.  Attention now turns to Solomon Islands’ home tournament in four years’ time. To begin the night, athletes and coaches once again rounded the running track, waving to all the supporters, but in a less formal manner than during the opening ceremony.  As the next…

PM calls and takes lead for national unity

  Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare (MP) has taken lead together with staff of the Office of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (OPMC) to reinstate the practice of honouring the country’s National Anthem and raising of the National flag this week following their daily morning devotion. During his speech at Lawson Tama at the commemoration of…

LOGGERS BLAMED

Solomon Water wants gov’t step in address water crisis By IAN M.KAUKUI   CURRENT water cuts in Honiara have been blamed on the logging operations conducted within the Kongulai catchment area. That’s the conclusion of the water forum held in Honiara on Thursday. The forum discussed the city’s water crisis. Solomon Water Chief Executive Officer (CEO)…