New pharmacy store opens at Tulagi

PEOPLE of Central Province now have improved access to life saving medicine with the opening of an Australian Government funded Provincial Medical Store in Tulagi last week. The new facility will benefit the 3,500 people in the Ngella area by increasing the amount of medical supplies stored in Tulagi and keeping them better protected. The…

3 SINU staff to study in South Korea

THREE lecturers at the Solomon Islands National University (SINU) will undertake postgraduate studies in fisheries in South Korea. This is made possible under a Memorandum of Understanding signed by Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) and Solomon Islands National University on 7th May 2014. KOICA is the international development arm of the South Korean Government. The…

Deputy PM engineered my termination

Sasako speaks of his sacking GOVERNMENT media consultant Alfred Sasako has blamed the deputy prime minister Douglas Ete for his sacking. He said this on Tuesday when confirming receiving his termination letter, which he said was dated 27 July 2015. “The letter backdated to 27th July was signed by the Special Secretary to the Prime…

Missing duo alive

TWO fishermen from Patu village in Central Rannogah, Western Province who went missing last week have been reportedly found alive after being rescued near Bougainville, Papua New Guinea (PNG) over the weekend. The two men were on a fishing trip to prepare for a wedding on Wednesday. They were said to have travelled on a…

Central Provincial ministers fired

A PROVINCIAL Minister and a backbencher within the Central Provincial Government have been terminated from office for personal interest against the government of the day. Honourable James Galini who was the Minister for Works, Transport and Local Council including Richard Vulo, chairman provincial public accounts committee and board to Siota secondary school. Their dismissal from…

Why the short bus routes

THE short bus route in Honiara was triggered by daily targets imposed by Asian bus owners on their drivers and conductors. That was according to a bus driver Timothy Aloga. He disclosed this to the Solomon Star during Monday’s five hour protest by bus drivers and conductors in Honiara against the increasing entry of Asians…

Terminated or quit?

THE MEDIA Consultant and advisor in the Prime Minister’s Officer, Alfred Sasako was reportedly being prematurely terminated. Information posted onForum Solomon Islands International (FSII) claimed an insider within DCC Government confirmed Sasako’s premature termination last week. But yesterday in a statement Mr Sasako clarified that he is planning to quit his job in order to…

FSII plans public forum

FORUM SOLOMON Islands International (FSII) has confirmed it will host a public forum in Honiara, tomorrow – Tuesday 4th August. Called the “Peoples’ Forum”, the purpose of the Forum is to gauge views from concern stakeholders about the Government’s controversial decisions. The FSII Board said that the recent strings of controversial decisions triggered a lot…