SIG, UN host 1st joint steering committee

The Solomon Islands Government, and the United Nations (UN) jointly hosted the first Joint Steering Committee meeting to discuss the implementation of their joint work in the Solomon Islands, strategic partnerships moving forward, and financing opportunities. It was held on Wednesday 16 March. The meeting was hosted by Solomon Islands Permanent Secretary for Foreign Affairs…

Guns shipment investigation continues

POLICE established enquiry into the ‘Guns Shipment Alert’ article that was published by this paper on Thursday last week is continuing, Police Commissioner Mostyn Mangau said. Mr Mangau confirmed this during the Oversight Committee press conference at Mendana Hotel, Tuesday. The press asked if the ‘gun shipment’ issue reported on Solomon Star last week was…

FAILED PRT RAID

Mission to arrest M4D boss fails, community shocked, fights back PEOPLE of Bethel community in East Fataleka, Malaita Province got a shock of their lives after an early morning raid on Thursday by members of Police Response Team (PRT) to hunt down the Malaita for Democracy (M4D) President Knoxly Atu. Initial report reaching the paper…

NO LONG BREAKS

Government likely to slash public servants’ annual leave, in new cost-cutting measure PUBLIC servants will have their 42-day annual leave slashed to as little as 18 days a year beginning this year, it was revealed, Wednesday. The move is part of a wide range of cost-cutting measures to be announced next month when Finance Minister…

In court with Assumpta

Former senior police officer’s fate, today THE fate of the former senior female police officer accused of indecently assault a man while he was asleep and drinking in a moving vehicle will be delivered today. The judgement of Lily Dagi was listed on Tuesday but was, however, deferred to today. She had gone through a…

‘VAX WON’T CHANGE DNA’

THE COVID-19 Vaccines that are currently used worldwide as well as in Solomon Islands against the spread of the virus would not change the human being’s Deoxyribonucleic Acid (DNA). That’s according to Dr Yogesh Choudhri, the World Health Organisation (WHO) and advisor to the Ministry of Health and Medical Service (MHMS). He made the statement…

PPC COMMISSIONERS SWORN-IN

Four Commissioners to the Political Parties Commission were sworn-in by the Governor General Sir David Vunagi at Government House this morning. The Commissioners were recommended by the Prime Minister and Opposition Leader according to the Political Parties Integrity Act 2014. Their respective appointments is current for a period of three years. The new Chair of…