Poor public transport services

PUBLIC transport commuters in Honiara have raised their complaints about the poor bus services provided by the public transport service providers. This has been going on for a while now and no one has taken the time to look at this issue affecting public transport commuters who are struggling to deal with customers services in…

Police receives 13 vehicles and 60 short barrel rifles from AFP through the RSIPF-AFP Policing Partnership Program

Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) have received 13 vehicles and 60 short barrel rifles from Australia during a handing over ceremony today (2 November 2022) at Rove Police Headquarters. The handing over ceremony was attended by the Honourable Prime Minister Manasseh, Minister of Police National Security and Correctional Service (MPNSCS) Honourable Anthony Veke and…

Nusatupe gets a clean-up

PLASTIC Wise Gizo (PWG) successfully conducted a one day coastal cleaning up program at Nusatupe Island near Gizo, Western Province last week. The clean-up involved the collection of all solid wastes as part of the International Coastal Clean Day (ICCD). As part of the clean-up PWG also engaged and one of the recipients that won…

Malu’u township eyed

Plans are underway to turn the Malu’u Provincial sub-station in North Malaita into a township. If this plan comes to fruition, Malu’u will become the second town in Malaita after the provincial capital, Auki. The North Malaita Member of Parliament, Senley Filualea, reveled this in his speech during the official opening of the government funded…

Landlords frustrated

Government delay in paying landlords their rental payments for housing Public Servants causes frustration INDIGENOUS landlords in Honiara are frustrated over rental payments of public servants officers now overdue for six months. They expressed their frustration during a meeting held at the Children Park on Tuesday. Spokesperson of Indigenous Honiara Landlord Association Eric Arifanata said…

Australia focuses on SI education

AUSTRALIA support to Solomon Islands has a strong focus on ensuring educational and employment opportunities are equally available for women in the country. Speaking during the APTC graduation, Deputy High Commissioner of the Australian High Commission, Sallyanne Vincent said Australia has been supporting the Solomon Islands to recover and emerge stronger post-pandemic. A key part…

‘BRAVE’ MAN

Court tells Solicitor General Banuve that he was brave for going to court without evidence in the beche-de-mer case of Dr Aipia A COURT of Appeal hearing into a $50-Million compensation awarded by the High Court to local medical doctor, Reginald Aipia, has wound up in Honiara, with the Court President saying the government lawyer…

VDC de-registered

MYSTERY surrounds the de-registration of Vella Development Company [VDC] – a people’s business entity on Vella Lavella. Board members told Solomon Star yesterday they were only made aware of the de-registration today (Monday). Angry board members are pointing the finger of blame on none other than the Minister of Commerce, Industries, Immigration and Labour, Kologeto,…