MV Papa Mau

ADVICE IGNORED

Government ignores its own COVID-19 guidelines, document shows THE controversial entry and departure from Honiara of the vessel Papa Mau last month appears to show the Government has ignored its own guidelines for all foreign ships that travel to Solomon Islands. The Solomon Star has obtained a copy of the Shipping Advisory Notice Number 02,…

Maelanga calls for return of extension students

The Parliamentary Opposition has called on the Government to ensure all Government-funded tertiary extension students return to their respective institutions of study to continue and complete their studies. Opposition Leader Manasseh Maelanga issued the call yesterday after a group of Solomon Islands Government-funded students of the University of the South Pacific, Fiji National University and…

OPPOSITION URGE PM TO FIRE AVIATION MINISTER

THE Parliamentary Opposition Group has reiterated its call for the immediate termination of the Minister of Aviation & Communication Peter Shanel. In a statement on Thursday, the Opposition Group called on the Prime Minister to remove his aviation minister following serious allegations levelled against him by former aviation director George Satu. Mr Satu who was…

‘ALERT’ MODE

NRH to beef up COVID-19 alert, prevention and preparedness The National Referral Hospital (NRH) will be beefing up its COVID-19 alert this week.  This will involve closure and strict monitoring of all entry points into the hospital, a statement from the Ministry of Health and Medical Services said yesterday.  The public car parking area at…

Isabel constituency lauds govt’s NTF aid 

PEOPLE of Hograno, Kia and Havulei constituency in Isabel Province have applauded the National Government for supporting the constituency to purchase a passenger vessel that will address their maritime transport needs. The MV Lady Libaka was handed over to the constituency Wednesday last week at a ceremony in Kaevanga port, Hograno district by the Deputy…

RSIPF responds to Opposition Leader 

The Commissioner of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) has responded to a media article issued by Mathew Wale, Opposition Leader warning Commissioner of Police to thread carefully over the Suidani saga. The article was published on Saturday 24 July 2021. In a statement police said: “We must be very clear that the mandated…

Wale confirms receiving copy of petition 

LEADER of Opposition, Matthew Wale has confirmed that he received a copy of a petition addressed to the Prime Minister, by Honiara-based Malaitans, containing 8,210 signatures. The petition makes eight requests. Wale stressed that it is important our people are allowed to freely and openly express their views, adding that the government must not stifle…

OPMC: CELSUS, SUIDANI ARREST IS A LIE

THE Office of the Prime Minister & Cabinet (OPMC) has clarified that the imminent arrest of the Malaitan Premier and his advisor is a fabricated rumor manufactured by a person who is of interest to the law enforcement authorities. OPMC is aware that the rumor of the imminent arrest was intentionally made to skew public…

In Court with Assumpta

Man, 20, jailed for rape Dora gives evidence at Tauohu’s trial Man to be sentenced for incest, July 29   Man, 20, jailed for rape A 20 year man who pleaded guilty to raping a 15 year-old girl last year in Gela, Central Province has been sentenced to three years and six months in prison.…