MINER LICENCE CANCELED

But Sunshine Minerals intends to appeal decision… By ASSUMPTA BUCHANAN LITTLE-KNOWN mining company Sunshine Nickel and Sunshine Minerals Ltd is reportedly appealing the Mines and Mineral Board’s recent decision to cancel its prospecting licence. The appeal is to be lodged with the Minister for Mines and Energy Bradley Tovosia. But the move has baffled landowners…

Wale: Caucus decision unfair

OPPOSITION leader Matthew Wale says the decision by Caucus to deny the Chinese component of the Constituency Development Fund (CDF) to six constituencies in Malaita is not fair. Wale told the Solomon Star if the Caucus has to do that based on the Auki communique which was signed and forwarded by the Malaita Provincial government,…

PM distances Sam Group from gov’t

PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare says the Government has no connection and does not know about China Sam group. He was answering question in parliament about the controversial Chinese firm. East Are’Are MP Peter Kenilorea has questioned why China Sam Group was included as part of Sogavare’s delegation during his recent visit to China and what…

Body found washed ashore

A BODY of a middle aged man has been found washed ashore at Susuka village in Choiseul province over the weekend. Acting Police Commissioner Mostyn Mangau revealed this at the commissioner’s weekly conference, Thursday. “I urged the general public to support police in their investigation,” Mangau said. He appealed to anyone who may have any…

Church condemns actions of Rietveld

THE Christian Reformed Churches of Australia (CRCA) says they have taken a strong stance against the actions of Kevin Rietveld, who was jailed for three years recently for abusing girls here. That’s according to CRCA’s chairman of the National Sexual Abuse Complaints Committee Rev Dr Leo Douma in a statement issued to the Solomon Star…

Students to move to 12 best China universities

NINETY-ONE Solomon Islands students studying in Taiwan have been given opportunities to study in 12 of the best universities in China. That’s according to the Ministry of Education and Human Resources Development. A statement from the ministry said the 91 students have completed the China Scholarship Council (CSC) online application process last month. “The Ministry…

More pathfinders arrive

HUNDREDS of pathfinders are pouring into Honiara as the countdown for the 2019 Trans Pacific Union pathfinder camporee is fast approaching. Over the past days, pathfinders from Fiji, Vanuatu and the provinces have arrived in Honiara. Most of the overseas pathfinders are being accommodated at the Burnscreek high school and Betikama in East Honiara, while…

Eight rescued at sea

POLICE in Temotu rescued eight people last Sunday aboard a fibreglass boat after drifting at sea for hours. The 60-horse engine powered boat left Lata on Santa Cruz the day before enroute to the outer island of Vanikoro when it developed mechanical problem. Provincial Police Commander (PPC) of Temotu Province, Superintendent James Toaki said the…