Vura CHS stage graduation

VURA Community High School has successfully hosted its 2018 school graduation on Thursday. The graduation ceremony was held at the St Barnabas Cathedral in Honiara with a total of 243 students ranging from grade 6, form 3, form 5 and form 6. Thursday’s graduation was a milestone and history for the school having for the…

PM lauds ADB’s transport deal

PRIME Minister Rick Hou has acknowledged the signing of a grant agreement between the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Solomon Islands Government. The agreement establishing the Transport Sector Project Development Facility was signed by the Finance & Treasury Permanent Secretary Harry Kuma and ADBs Pacific Liaison and Coordination Office Regional Director Ms Emma Fan.…

Lands officers under spotlight

Four senior physical planners from the Ministry of Lands, Housing and Survey have been suspended while under the investigation of the Ministry of Public Service (MPS). Sources close to the ministry revealed this to Solomon Star on Wednesday. According to our source, three senior officers were given their suspension letter early this week. The other…

Man nabbed bashing wife

Police at Tulagi in Central Province have arrested a 32-year-old man for allegedly assaulting his wife and tying up his 13-year-old elder son at Ha’a village on Big Gela recently. The suspect was charge for domestic violence under Section 57 subsection 1 of the new Family Protection Act. Supervising Provincial Police Commander (PPC) Central Province,…

MMF: Stop becoming dependent

PRESIDENT of Malaita Ma’asina Forum (MMF) Martin Housanau says Solomon Islands leaders must have the courage to make decisions of their own for the betterment of the country and its people. Mr Housanau said as a political independent country all the decisions made at the upper level must not be determined by donors and foreigners…