Soaki commissioned as next rep to PIFS

Former Deputy Secretary to Foreign Affairs and External Trade William Soaki was Commissioned as Solomon Islands Permanent Resident to the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat (PIFS) with the rank of Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary. The Commissioning ceremony was held yesterday and was witnessed by senior Foreign Affairs officials and Soaki’s family members was administered by the…

RSIPF farewell retired officers

TEN members of the Royal Solomon Island Police Force (RSIPF) who retired from the Force have been formally farewelled, Thursday. They were farewelled during a ceremony at the Rove Police Headquarters in Honiara. The ceremony included a farewell parade and light refreshments for the retired police officers. The parade commander for the farewell ceremony was…

In Court With Assumpta Buchanan

* Murder probe finalised* Gun case adjourned* Warrant of arrest issued for juvenile Murder probe finalised INVESTIGATION into the murder of a man at Tasimboko, Northeast Guadalcanal, in June this year is now completed. Public Prosecutor Bradley Dalipanda said a disclosure of the matter of Fredrick Sonia Tavu, who faces one count of murder, was…

Mayor told to give school ample time

THE Ministry of Education and Human Resources Development (MEHRD) says ample time is needed in any move to relocate a school, including Honiara Integrated Primary School (HIPS). Permanent Secretary Dr Franco Rodie stated this following an order by the Honiara City Council Mayor Andrew Mua to relocate HIPS. Speaking to the Solomon Star on Wednesday,…

PARENTS VOW TO FIGHT ON

Council-school stand off By JOHN L. AATAI PARENTS of Honiara Integrate Primary School (HIPS) say the school will not be relocated unless the Honiara City Council provides an alternative site. They were responding to threats by city mayor Andrew Mua to demolish the school within 48 hours if they failed to prove accusations that the…

First tourism degree program in 2019

THE Institute of Tourism and Hospitality Management at the Solomon Islands National University (SINU) will offer its first degree program on bachelor Hospitality business and event management next year, 2019. Department Director Charlie Panakera said the new program will make it to 6 qualifications in total within the tourism department. “We have already 5 qualifications,…

MAYOR SLAMS CLAIMS

  Show me the evidence, Mua tells parents By AATAI JOHN LAUNGI CITY mayor Andrew Mua has slammed claims he’s secretly hatching a plan to sell a school site to an Asian businessman. Parents of Honiara Integrate Primary School (HIPS) made the claim after Mr Mua’s office ordered the relocation of the school by December…

Tanangada sworn in as new Minister for Women

MEMBER of Parliament for Gizo/Kolombangara Constituency Honourable Lanelle Olandrea Tanangada has been sworn in as the new Minister for Women, Youth and Children Affairs. Mrs Tanangada was sworn in at the Government House by the Governor General Sir Frank Kabui this afternoon. The swearing in ceremony was witnessed by the Prime Minister, Deputy Prime Minister…

New ship confirm for West Are’Are

NEWLY purchased vessel for West Are’Are has been confirmed by the Solomon Islands Maritime Association (SIMA) which is currently undergoing final checks before it sets sail for the country. The much awaited promised vessel was expected since 2016 but it was delayed due to shortage of fund to purchase a good quality ship that can…