Queens meet the press

THE SEVEN contestants for the Miss Solomon Islands Pageant (MSIP) 2017-2018 crown met the local press on Thursday. The meeting with the press was their first public appearance following a restricted speech draw and photo exhibition at the Heritage Park Hotel on Wednesday. Miss Solomon Islands Pageant (MSIP) Director Joyce Konofilia said the press conference…

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…

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…