No mobile phones at polling stations

USE of mobile phones inside polling stations on election day next will not be permitted. Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Mose Saitala revealed this, Monday. He said it’s important for all eligible voters to know that cell phones will not be permitted in polling station. “Votes must remain secret therefore it is important that voters leave…

Archbishop Takeli retires, farewelled

The sixth Archbishop of the Anglican Church Melanesia and the Bishop of the Diocese of Central Melanesia (DOCM), the Most Reverend George Angus Takeli is retiring from official Church duty. He was officially farewelled last Sunday in a moving Liturgical service at Saint Barnabas Provincial Cathedral in Honiara. Towards the end of the of the…

SIEC on MOI, Temotu Vatud passengers

THE Solomon Islands Electoral Commission (SIEC) will not allow passengers from Malaita Outer Island (MOI) and Temotu Vatud to travel in any ships chartered by the electoral office to these two places before the polling day. SIEC Chief Electoral Officer Mose Saitala made this statement during the press conference, Monday in Honiara. “While it is…

Pre-polling held successfully

A FIRST ever pre-polling was successfully carried out on Thursday in Honiara and throughout all provincial capitals. Election Manager for Honiara Jude Devesi told this paper, Thursday that the pre-polling was good except few issues encountered that he will have to take it up to the electoral boss. “All is good except for a few…

KOICA hands over new aquaculture lab to SINU

It was on December of 2017 that KOICA presented to Solomon Islands National University (SINU) the world class Fisheries complex which young Solomon Islanders are currently enjoying today. Wednesday’s KOICA’s generous assistance was again witnessed by SINU with the handing over of the new Aquaculture Laboratory. Speaking during the hand-over ceremony, Country Director of KOICA…

Kenilorea Jnr: Our leaders failed us

Solomon Islands United Party President Peter Kenilorea Junior says their Party believes that the current leaders are failing the people of Solomon Islands. Kenilorea Junior said this failure also applies to Malaita leaders who also failed the people of Malaita. He said this failure is evident in the way that development is very slow in…

Overseas journos banned

INTERNATIONAL journalists were banned from covering and entering the oil spill site and the wrecked MV Solomon Trader in Rennell Island, Wedesday. Reliable sources told the Solomon Star that it was believed that orders to stop the journalists came from Honiara and few people on the ground on Rennell who are agents of Bintan Mining…