Audit call

Gov’t urged to close in on ‘ghost companies’ OPPOSITION Leader, Jeremiah Manele has urged the Government to carry out an audit in each of the government ministries. This is following claims that local ‘ghost companies’ have reportedly embezzled millions of dollars from Government funds over the years. Mr Manele said the government must begin a…

Arm robbery case further adjourned

The five men accused of the armed robbery outside the Bank of South Pacific (BSP) at Point Cruz earlier this year were not yet served with the amended charges laid against them. The matter was adjourned from the last occasion so that the amended charges could be served to the accused persons so that they…

Health authorities increases ‘No Smoking’ awareness

The Ministry of Health & Medical Services (MHMS) and the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) recently carried out a joint operation from 23rd – 25th May 2016, in an effort to advocate “NO SMOKING” in public vehicles and other public places. Honiara City Council (HCC) Health Promotion, National Health Promotion and Non-Communicable Diseases (NCD)…

MHMS warns of smoking in public places

This World No Tobacco Day (May 31), the Ministry of Health and Medical Services (MHMS) reminds the public that, under the Tobacco Control Act 2010, it is illegal to smoke in workplaces, schools, hospitals, clinics and public transport such as buses, taxis and pick-up trucks. You must not smoke in these areas. ‘Smoking is not…

SINU staff to Korea for training

A TEN member team from the Solomon Islands National University (SINU) left the country over the weekend for a two week training program at Pukyong National University (PKNU). The staff left the country Saturday. A statement from the Korean International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) office in Honiara said that this training will help the recipients so…

8 homes burnt after alleged killing

Police call for calm MALAITA Province Police commander Alfred Uiga is calling for calm after eight homes were burnt in retaliation for a death of an elderly man. Mr Uiga told the Solomon Star in Auki, police are taking control of the situation at a village called Zion, along the South Road, Malaita. “I condemned…

MP focuses water, sanitation

MEMBER of Parliament (MP) for Temotu Pele Constituency and Minister for Agriculture and Livestock Dudley Kopu say he is looking forward at addressing the essential services for his people especially in the area of water supply and sanitation. Speaking to the people on Reef Islands last week at the launching of three water supply projects…

MP lauds donors

MEMBER of Parliament (MP) for Temotu Pele, Dudley Kopu has acknowledged donors that help him to complete the three water supply projects that was launched last week. The three water supply projects were launched at separate locations in the Temotu Pele constituency. “Many people around the world strive for water but we are lucky the…

Malaitans rise to support province

THERE was a call by the Premier of Malaita to all Malaitans a week ago through the National Malaita Forum on Facebook to come forth support and initiative to build a Malaita Provincial Assembly Chamber in Auki. The chamber symbolises Malaita unity for all the 5 regions in Malaita, through their elected provincial representatives, said…

Sikua on Giant African snail control

Member of Parliament (MP) for North East Guadalcanal Dr Derek Sikua has cautioned parliament over the increasing population of Giant African Snail along the Guadalcanal plains. Speaking in parliament on Monday the Leader of the Independent Group warned the house that government must seriously do something to contain the rapid spread of this unwanted pests,…