Anti-corruption experts here

TWO anti-corruption experts from overseas are in the country as part of their visit to the Pacific region. They are Nikola Sandoval and Alejandro Salas, who are based in Berlin, Germany. “They are visiting Solomon Islands with the aim of recognizing the notable efforts developed by local partner Transparency Solomon Islands, and to better inform…

EMPTY HANDED

Graduates handed empty envelops, no certificates SOME students who graduated from the Solomon Islands National University (SINU) last Thursday have expressed disappointment after being handed empty envelopes without their certificates. One of the students, George Gwamani, told the Solomon Star that he was disappointed with this practice. “I opened that envelop after receiving it but…

PM meets team Solomon at Commonwealth Games

PRIME Minister Rick Hou has met with the Team Solomon at the Commonwealth Games Village in Gold Coast, Friday. The Prime Minister was also accompanied by his Minister for Home Affairs Commins Mewa and Permanent Secretary George Palua. In welcoming the Prime Minister, the National Olympic Committee Solomon Islands (NOCSI) President Martin Rara said Team…

FINAL ATTEMPT

If land issues persist, Bina project will be struck off By AATAI JOHN LAUNGITHE Government has warned the Bina Harbour project in Malaita province will be left out for good if the ongoing land dispute is not resolved by this year. Minister for Fisheries and Marine Resources John Maneniaru revealed this in Parliament last week.…

Girl dies from Snake bite

A young girl in her 20s lost her life after she was bitten by a poisonous snake while tending to her garden.    The incident happened early this week in an inland village in Baegu Asifola, Malaita province. Both the deceased and her younger sister were out gardening when the incident occurred. According to information reaching…

We’ll deliver

Australia pledges commitment to undersea internet cable By AATAI J. LAUNGI AUSTRALIA on Tuesday reinforced its commitment to deliver an undersea internet cable for Solomon Islands via the coral seas. Deputy Secretary of Foreign Affairs and Trade of the Australian Government Penny Williams has been dispatched here this week to relay the message. “The Australian…

MACFest secures venue

Venues for hosting the 6th Melanesia Arts and Culture Festival (MACFest) in Honiara in July this year have been secured. The MACFest National Organising Committee (NOC) has been holding talks and arrangements with the Solomon Islands National University (SINU) in recent weeks to provide accommodation and other facilities to host the festival. The Melanesian Festival…

Men acquitted of armed robbery

Four men accused of involving in an armed robbery at Panatina last October have been acquitted on Monday. Frank Firimolea, Eddie Funubana, Eric Nathaniel Junior and Silas Kwaota were acquitted due to insufficient evidence against them. William Kadi of Public Solicitor’s Office who represents two of the accused had earlier made a proposal to the…