$1.6M Trip

THE current trip to Taiwan by a 16-member government delegation is costing tax-payers more than $1.6million. This was revealed in a report obtained by the paper yesterday from sources close to the Ministry of Finance. This came after concerns were raised by the huge number of officials and the likely cost involved in the trip.…

Dive Munda shortlisted for Global Awards

LOCAL tourist destination Dive Munda has been shortlisted for the 2016 Luxury Travel Guide Global Awards. This was according to a statement from the organization this week. “Dive Munda is super proud to announce that we have been shortlisted for the 2016 Luxury Travel Guide Global Awards,” it says. According to the statement, the tourist…

Sumsum fired

THE controversial Solomon Airlines chief executive Ron Sumsum has been fired Wednesday this week. Mr Sumsum from Vanuatu has been in the post for nearly ten years. Solomon Airlines Limited Board Chairman Austin Holmes while announcing the termination to the executive management team at the airline’s Henderson Airport head offices said general manager operations and…

Mayor’s fate soon

HONIARA City Councilors are expected to meet to decide the fate of Mayor Alfrence Fatai. This came after the notice moved by member for Ngossi ward, Andrew Mua had been accepted by the council. HCC Clerk, Charles Kelly confirmed on Wednesday that his office is only waiting for legal advice from Attorney General Chamber before…

Two diplomat to be announced

THE GOVERNMENT through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is expected to announce the two diplomats to head the mission in Taiwan and the United Nations in New York, United States next month. This came after the Ministry had received the agreement from Taiwan to allow its diplomat to take up the post there. While for…

Officers warned

Public Servants urged to be careful when posting statements in social media PUBLIC officers have been cautioned about exposing government’s confidential information and raising serious allegation over the social media. Permanent Secretary (PS) for the Ministry of Public Service Nego Sisiolo in an interview with the Solomon Star on Tuesday warned public servants to be…