DESPERATE APPEAL  

Aligegeo school pleads for support to build new hall   FORMER King George Sixth School now Aligegeo Provincial Secondary School (PSS) in Auki, Malaita Province is in dire need of a new dining hall and the school is now appealing for assistance. The old Aligegeo dining hall which was burnt down in 2019 was also…

11 more contact tracing samples

TECHNICAL Advisor to the Ministry of Health and Medical Services (MHMS), Dr. Yogesh Choudhri has announced that another eleven contact tracing samples have been collected in Malaita. This is in response to the covid-19 reactivation case on Malaita a fortnight ago. The additional 11 samples now bring the total of samples to 42 as part…

Chottu responds to Sun, Garo report

NORTH-WEST Guadalcanal Development Association (NWGDA) Chairman, Simon Chottu has replied to recent reports in the Island Sun newspaper that his revelation on the Rhinoceros Beetle invasion on the Noni Industry is ‘false’. Chottu told Solomon Star that he has evidence to prove that what he stated in the media last week is true. In the…

Young man jailed for attacking couple

  A YOUNG man who attacked a couple outside of the Heritage Park (HP) Hotel last year had been sentenced to two and a half years imprisonment, Tuesday. Daniel Saomatangi, 21, was sentenced following his conviction after a trial on one count of grievous harm and one count of common assault. Principal Magistrate Augustine Aulanga…

WOMAN ONCE IGNORED NOW ENDORSED

NANETTE TUTUA – the Choiseulese woman once ignored by the Government to be the Chair of the Public Service Commission Board a few years ago – has now been endorsed as OUR PARTY’s official candidate for the South Choiseul Constituency by-election later this year. The PARTY’s Parliamentary Wing leader and Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare has…

2021 budget theme unveiled

The National Government has unveiled its 2021 national budget theme, Tuesday. The theme is; ‘Towards a Path to Economic Recovery: Advancing Growth and Services Delivery Through Better Partnerships.’ The Government aims to implement this theme under the two overarching redirection policy commitments, which aims to protect the citizens of the Solomon Islands from the spread…

SINU extends enrollment time 

THE Solomon Islands National University (SINU) has extended its enrolment date for semester 1, 2021 following a given approval from the joint senate and senior management committee last week. This means the enrollment will continue until this Friday. According to the SINU press statement, the decision was made based on the numerous requests they received.…

NRH Nightmare

The Leader of Opposition, Hon. Matthew Wale in response to the statements by the NRH CEO Dr. George Malefoasi describing bed shortages and other problems at the NRH, has said that the government has neglected the NRH for a very long time.  “This is not just because of the diversion of resources to Covid-19 related…