Tito: no sale of scholarships

REPORTS claiming certain officials within the Ministry of Educational and Human Resources Development (MEHRD) are selling government funded scholarships to students are “all fabrication”. That’s according to the National Training Unit (NTU) director Clement Tito. Mr Tito said students claiming to be paying for scholarships from NTU officials should not be running to the media…

Communities must join in beetle fight

CHIEF Biosecurity Officer from the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (MAL) Max Kolubalona appeals on all communities to participate actively in the fight against eradicating coconut rhinoceros beetle. In an interview with the Solomon Star he said that the fight is very important that everyone must actively participate in. “Communities must take this seriously and…

Man arrested for rape in Choiseul

POLICE at Taro in Choiseul Province arrested a 26-year-old male suspect for raping a 16-year-old girl at Ghaghara sea side in North East Choiseul on 8 December 2018. Provincial Police Commander (PPC) Choiseul Province, Superintendent Vincent Eria said “It is another sad rape incident occurred again in Choiseul Province. To make it worst the suspect…

11 visas in December

Canada grants more work visas for locals The Canadian Government has granted 11 new work visas for Solomon Islanders alone in the month of December – the highest ever under Canada-Solomon Islands labour mobility partnership. These visas have been issued for Dairy Industry, Food Service, Packaging and Nursery jobs. Permits are valid for 24-months. Solomon…