BLUE BOATS CLARIFIED

THE three Vietnamese Blue Boats will be destroyed as soon as possible. Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resource under-secretary Ferral Lasi told the Solomon Star the recent delay to destroy the boats is based on an arrangement with Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA). He said under the arrangement, a research team contracted by an Australian university…

Review of UN convention against corruption

The Solomon Islands has undergone the second cycle of review of the implementation of the United Nations Convention against Corruption conducted by the Republic of Korea and Vietnam. Following an invitation by the Solomon Islands Government in June 2016 during the Implementation Review Group (IRG) deliberations in Vienna, Austria, Solomon Islands volunteered to be reviewed…

Constable now under investigation

THE Royal Solomon Islands Police Force Professional Standard and Internal Investigation (PSII) Division are now investigating the report of Police Constable Moffat Manelusi. Moffat is the son of Deputy Commissioner Operations Gabriel Manelusi. Young Manelusi over the weekend was alleged to have misused a police issued land cruiser on a drinking spree. Police Media Unit…

$3M to fight pest

A TOTAL of  SBD $3 million has been allocated by the government to fight against the deadly Rhinoceros Beetle which continues to destroy the coconut and oil palm plantations in the country. Permanent Secretary  of the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock, Jimi Saelea revealed this on Monday in an exclusive interview with the Solomon Star.…

PARASI AIRFIELD TO REOPEN

Parasi airfield in Small Malaita which has been closed for the past seven (7) years is now set to re-open. This follows the signing of a memorandum of agreement (MOA) at the Ministry of Infrastructure Development (MID) in Honiara yesterday – Monday 25th September 2017. The signing comes after much negotiations and discussions by the…

PM Sogavare addresses UN General Assembly

UN urged to give Taiwan a chance THE United Nations General Assembly has been challenged to give Taiwan and its 23 million people a chance to self-determination. Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare uttered this at the United Nations General Assembly 72nd session in New York, last Saturday. “The UN is contradicting the preamble of its own…

BLUE BOAT CLARIFIED

Two destroyed, one held for study purposes By AATAI JOHN ONE of the three blue boats being ordered to be destroyed has been held for study purposes. That’s according the Director of Fisheries Edward Honiwala. Mr Honiwala said this was to allow the Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA) to do some work to enable satellite detection…

TOP COP’S SON PROBED

A young Police Constable Moffat Manelusi is under investigation for allegedly using a G-plated RSIPF land cruiser for a drinking spree. Manelusi is believed to be the son of the Deputy Commissioner Operations of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RISPF) Gabriel Manelusi. Reports said, the police were tipped and started tracking down the young…