BOAT DETAINED

POLICE has finally detained the locally built aluminum boat for Ngella constituency on Monday at Tulagi, Central Province. The boat cost taxpayers $4.5 million and had been a subject of heavy criticism particularly from Ngella people. The boat is currently kept under police watch at Tulagi. The seizure of the boat came following a detention…

HUGE NUMBER OF TRANSFERS

About 54,000 people transfer to vote By IAN MCDONALD A TOTAL of 54,000 people have been recorded as transfer during the recent bio metric registration. Solomon Islands Electoral Commission (SIEC) Chief Electoral Officer Mose Saitala said when confirming this on Wednesday said it is an unpredictable one for the Commission. “This is a very unprecedented…

NO FISHY DEAL

CHAIRMAN of Levers Solomon Limited (LSL) Patrick Wong says there is no fishy deal with the handing over of $1.5 million cash and four tonnes of rice at Marulaon village in West Russell, Central Islands Province. Mr Wong handed over the money and bags rice on Friday witnessed by Lavukal Paramount Chief and Central Province…

Govt in the dark

…over Wong’s hefty pay-out: Mua By ANDREW FANASIA THE Solomon Islands Democratic Coalition for Change Government (SIDCCG) did not know about the source of the SBD$1.5 million that was dished out on a silver plate to the Lavukal House of Chiefs and land owners by Patrick Wong. Member of Parliament (MP) for Savo-Russell constituency and…

Taiwan Acrobatic Troupe coming

A TAIWANESE Acrobatic Troupe from the National Taiwan College of Performing Arts will visit Solomon Islands from 31st October to 6th November to perform for the local audience. A statement reaching Solomon Star from the Taiwanese embassy office in Honiara said that the group will be in Honiara for a three-acrobatic performance event. It was…

In Court with Assumpta Buchanan

* Former CBSI employee sentencing today* Alleged burglar freed Former CBSI employee sentencing today A Honiara magistrate will today hand down the sentence of the former employee of the Central Bank of Solomon Islands (CBSI) who confesses to stealing more than $400,000 from the bank. Tommy Qazobatu had previously pleaded guilty to 19 counts of…

SINPF backs Pinktober

Solomon Islands National Provident Fund (SINPF) team has join the campaign in raising awareness about breast cancer. Each year this month (October) focuses on breast cancer and so Friday the SINPF team join the campaign in celebrating the charity and awareness of Pinktober by wearing a pink ribbon. “Pinktober is the campaign about Breast Cancer…

Communities benefit from RWASH training

THREE villages in Vella La Vella, Western Province have benefited from a new remedial training under the Rural Water Supply And Sanitation Hygiene (RWASH) program. They are Varese, Sutapati and Soluve villages in West Vella La Vella. About  40 men and women successful underwent the training from the 15th to 19th of this month. Merilyn…

‘Reweaving the Mat’ project reaches Maravovo

A DELEGATION from the ‘Reweaving the Ecological Mat’ project, Ministry of Culture and Tourism, non-government organisation and other stakeholders has visited Maravovo community over the weekend. Maravovo community is located North-west of the Guadalcanal island – which hosts the Solomon Islands capital, Honiara.  During the meeting, Rusinal Nabouniu the Communication officer for the project told…