RSIPF acknowledges, farewells Ney’s service

The Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) has farewell Participating Police Force (PPF) Commander Mark Ney on Thursday. The farewell was held during the normal Thursday police parade held at the Police Headquarter at Rove. Deputy Police Commander Juanita Matanga yesterday at the weekly police conference acknowledged the work the outgoing PPF commander has done…

SIG 2017 scholarships open for application

SCHOLARSHIP application form for the Solomon Islands Government (SIG) sponsorship scheme is now being released this week, a report from the Ministry of Education and Human Resources Development (MEHRD) has confirmed. This is open for Solomon Islanders who have been employed and wishing to further their studies (in-service) as well as high school students who…

SIPA account to be audited

THE Auditor General (AG) is in the process of appointing an external auditing firm to audit the accounts of Solomon Islands Ports Authority (SIPA). This is to find out any irregularities in SIPA’s account following the sacking of former Chief Executive Officer, Colin Yow recently. Chairman of SIPA Board, Billy Titiulu said they are working…

Bring the students home, urges Sikua

LEADER of Independent group Dr Derek Sikua is reinforcing the call by the Parliamentary Opposition for the government  to immediately repatriate the Solomon Islands students home from various institutions in Papua New Guinea. In a statement on Thursday, Dr Sikua says that there are three pertinent reasons why the government should swiftly act. “Firstly, the…

MP clarified disputes in Vanikoro

Member of Parliament (MP) for Temotu Vatu Freedah Tuki Soriacomua rubbishes claims made by her election rivals, who resort to criminal attitudes to disturb the constituency project to develop a growth centre in Vanikoro. It was reported to this paper that Member of Parliament (MP) for Temotu Vatu Fredah Tuki Soriacomua is aligning with Ngu…

Our students at Goroka safe, but traumatised

LOCAL students studying at University of Goroka (UOG) in the highlands of Papua New Guinea (PNG) are currently seeking safety under the care of an university staff, who worked as a patron for Solomon students. This was relayed to the paper via social media by the students’ patron, who is a Solomon Islander working at…

PS: Report corrupt officers

Permanent Secretary (PS) for the Ministry of Finance and Treasury (MoFT) Harry Kuma urged public and government officers to report cases of fraud within government ministries, so that we get rid of corrupt officers. Speaking to the Solomon Star in an exclusive interview Kuma said anyone who has any knowledge of public officers manipulating the…

Gov’t must stop ‘advance pay’

A FOREIGN investor in the country has suggested that in order for Solomon Islands Government (SIG) to avoid ghost companies, mediated in the awarding of contract jobs is to stop the advance payment system. Speaking to the Solomon Star, the investor, who asked not to be named, said he had noticed that the system practised…

PM opens fisheries meeting

Fisheries resources will continue to occupy center stage in policy discussions for many pacific countries because of their importance to island economies that calls for more active surveillance of its stock, said Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare as he opened a regional workshop on fisheries management in Honiara yesterday. The two-day meeting brings together regional ministers…