Leaders urged to stop ‘arguing’

THE PRESIDENT of the United Democratic Party (UDP) Sir Thomas Chan has urged national leaders to stop arguing amongst them but settle issues and move the country forward. Sir Thomas made the call following heated debates over the media among national elected leaders, civil society and even the public over the recent $3 million controversial…

Misiec hits back at Nazar

NAZAR Gold Company, a subsidiary of Nazar Investment companies, has been accused of dishonesty in its business dealings. Polish national, Pawel Misiec, displayed to the Solomon Star, a written cheque leaf for the sum of $20,000-00 issued to him by Nazar Gold, which he claimed was dishonoured by Bank South Pacific because of insufficient funds…

No stylish haircuts, Students warned

STUDENTS attending the Anglican Church of Melanesia schools have been warned that the churches’ Education Authority will not entertain style haircuts. It was part of the church’s disciplinary measures which required all students to adhere to, in moulding them become good future leaders. The warning was issued during the commissioning service for students held at…

Sikua urged to accept gov’t rehabilitation

THE Solomon Islands Post Conflict Rehabilitation Restoration Association (SIPCRRA) has urged the Leader of the Independent group to acknowledge the rehabilitation proposal the government has earmarked for association members. SIPCRAA is a legal body made up of ex-combatant from the former Malaita Eagle Force, (MEF)who benefited from the government’s $3 million payout on Christmas Eve…

Legal rattle

Oversight costs foreign investors and Rennell landowners millions AN oversight by the Solomon Islands Bar Association (SIBA) has brought to a standstill work on developing the multi-million dollar bauxite deposits on West Rennell, effectively cutting off wages being paid to resource owners there. The oversight, discovered only on Thursday when the matter was brought to…

Tina Hydro Project on the move

PREPARATORY work for the Tina Hydro Project is progressing well according to landowners. Landowners have been working closely with the project coordinators which resulted in one tribe already receiving their cooperative society certificate this week. Roha tribe is the first of the five resource owner tribes to receive the certificate after successfully registering their society…

USP centre experiences student influx

THE University of the South Pacific (USP) Honiara Campus was flooded with a high number of school dropouts, a USP officer confirmed to the Solomon Star. Since last week the USP campus near Multi-Purpose Hall was flooded daily with students collecting admission forms and making enquiries about the academic entry system of the university, the…

City by-election Feb 29

HONIARA City Council will conduct a by-election for Vohukesa Ward on February 29. This is to elect a new councilor to replace Jack IgiMaeli, who passed away late last year. City clerk Charles Kelly confirmed the date. I would like to publicly announce that the date for the Vohukesa ward by-election He said the Ministry…