Wale lauds for compliance exercise

Leader of Opposition applauds the Foreign Investment Division (FID) and the other agencies involved in compliance checks on foreign-owned shops in and around Honiara recently. Matthew Wale in a statement said it is important that the laws of the country are complied with.  “The only way to ensure that this is the case is that…

School results likely out this week

THE Government through the Ministry of Education is set to release all school results this week. Information obtained by the paper from the ministry revealed the result will be for students doing their forms one, four, six and seven this year – 2021. Its understood the Minister of Education Lanelle Tanangada is waiting for the…

Communication breakdown in Buala

THE residents and government employees in the Isabel Province headquarter are badly affected by network outage from Saturday till Tuesday. Reporting from Buala Natasha Eta who works and resides there said the network outage really affects them. “We cannot make any calls via our office landline and mobiles everything just shut down,” she added. When…

Call to address Su’u’s water problem

Students of Su’u National Secondary School (NSS) in Malaita Province who will be returning for academic learning in two weeks’ time are calling on the school education authority to address the long-standing water problem at the school. Its understand the school has been facing a water problem since last year. Speaking to the Solomon Star a…

December records highest repatriation

The month of December 2020 had seen the highest number of repatriated citizens from overseas. This was revealed by Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavere in his weekly nationwide address. The PM said that the country had recorded 821 people being repatriated in the month of December alone.  “In the month of December alone, we brought in…

PM slams report

PRIME Minister (PM) Manasseh Sogavare has slammed media report on the SBD$1.2 million from the People’s Republic of China (PRC) aimed at supporting the Ministry of Health and Medical Services fight the COVID-19 pandemic. Media reports stated that there were speculations the SBD$1.2 million 19 has already been used for the Economic Stimulus Package (ESP)…

‘Publish ESP recipients’

AN outspoken community leader on the Economic Stimulus Package (ESP) has thrown down the gauntlet on the Government to disclose the true status of the facility, saying there is only one way to prove it still has money. “Publish the list of ESP recipients for all to see. It is the only way to prove…

Repatriation flights delayed 

THE third and final flight to repatriate the remaining students from the Philippines which was to leave yesterday has been delayed. Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare announced that the final repatriation had been delayed to the 21st of January. Mr. Sogavare said the reason behind the delay is because the final paperwork for about 30 of…

MPG rescues health workers

The Malaita Provincial Government (MPG) has stepped in to foot the salary of all Malaita Provincial Health direct employees following the delay of the service grant from the national government to the Malaita Provincial Health Sector.  MPG under the leadership of Premier Daniel Suidani has done an extraordinary move last week by allocating $200,000 to…