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…

Bougainvilleans end quarantined in Gizo 

RECENTLY quarantined duo apprehended for crossing the SI/PNG maritime border in Shortland, Western Province have been released and currently in Honiara to serve due process for their negligence of border laws set in place during the State of Public Emergency (SOPE). Danny Ruel of the National Disaster Management’s Western Office explained about the turn of…

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…

MUP wants to hold Kira Kira land titles 

THE new Makira Ulawa Provincial Government says it wants to hold the titles of all Government lands in Kira Kira, the provincial capital. The Makira Ulawa Province’s Deputy Premier Joe Takeli revealed the intention at a recent meeting he had in Kira Kira with the new executive of the Makira Ulawa Football Association. He responded…

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…

Securities at NZ High Com residence demand PPE

SECURITY personnel manning the New Zealand High Commission residential premises at Panatina Ridge (Tanakake) that currently houses seven New Zealand expatriates on self-quarantine are demanding PPE (Personal Protective  Equipment) from responsible authorities. Liberty Protection Services provides security personnel on a 24-hour shift with three officers per shift. Speaking to this paper, a group of security…