‘SINU NOT CLOSING’

THE Solomon Islands National University (SINU) has denied media claims that it will be closing soon, due to cash flow problems. A statement issue by the country’s prestigious tertiary institution has clarified the claims, stating that there is no such thing as ‘Closing the University’. It was stated that the operation of the institution is…

SIMA remind Ship Buyers

THE Solomon Islands Maritime Administration (SIMA) strongly remind ship buyers who intend to purchase vessels overseas and import it into the country to visit SIMA office and follow the process there. Speaking to the Solomon Star yesterday, Director of SIMA, Jonah Mitau strongly remind ship buyers, especially Members of Parliament (MPs) to visit SIMA office,…

3-yr-old raped, suspect nabbed

THE Sexual Assault Team (SAT) of the Royal Solomon Island Police Force (RSIPF) have arrested and charged a 16-year-old youth for allegedly raping a 3-year-old girl at Lengarauna Village, Visale in North West Guadalcanal on 19 October 2018. Assistant Commissioner (AC) Crime and Intelligence Ian Vaevaso says, “The suspect was arrested and charged with one…

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.…