Sofu returns to former school

Member of Parliament (MP) for East Kwaio Stanley Sofu returns to his former school as the guest of honor after 38 years to congratulate the graduating students. Mr Sofu was the guest of honor at the Aligegeo Provincial Secondary School annual graduation and prize giving ceremony on Wednesday. The Minister of Infrastructure and Development (MID)…

CLASH OVER STOCK

Controversy surrounds seized bêche-de-mer By TEDDY KAFO THE stocks of seized bêche-de-mer confiscated from three Chinese business houses in Honiara last week have become a matter of controversy. Acting Permanent Secretary of Fisheries Ferral Lasi in an interview this week confirmed that after meeting with the police, they have agreed to return the bags of…

‘Blackbird’ film show today

‘Blackbird’, a short narrative film exploring a dark and little known part of Australian history will be screened this evening. The screening will take place at Honiara’s Taloa Cinema, Rove seafront, West Honiara. This will be followed by a Q&A with Solomon Islander actors Jeremy Bobby and Regina Lepping, a statement from the organisers said.…

Threat of volcano ash

ASH cloud from the Tinakula volcano, which erupted last Saturday morning, has travelled over much of eastern Temotu Province’s Reef Islands. That’s according to the National Disaster Management Office (NDMO). “Ash is carried on the wind that flows at a high level and this can be different to the direction of wind on the ground,”…

Court rules on technical issue

THE court has ruled that despite the procedural failures on three separate cases including the fraud cases of two former permanent secretaries, Henry Murray and Edmond Sikua, those procedural failures can be rectified. Chief Magistrate Emma Garo in her ruling found that the procedural irregularity in these three cases although they relate to the institution…

Su’u calls out for support

SU’U National Secondary School in Malaita has called on all stakeholders to support the renovation work of the school’s infrastructures. This was in light of the run-down state of the school’s infrastructures. Su’u, one of the oldest secondary institutions in the country, is still using classrooms, dormitories, and houses built way back in the 60s…

Second batch of JICA volunteers here

THE second batch of Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) volunteers have arrived in the country to serve. Up to 10 volunteers were dispatched to do voluntary work in Honiara and in the provinces. In an interview yesterday the volunteers said that they are happy and ready to serve their two years contract as volunteers in…

GOV’T RECLAIMS BLUE BOATS

THE three impounded Vietnamese Blue Boats is again under state control after Iona Firi Property Limited failed to meet requirement of the agreement for the destruction process. Fisheries Acting Permanent Secretary Feral Lasi confirmed to the Solomon Star on Wednesday the blue boats are now under government custody. “….yes the boats are now taken back…