War on cervical cancer: Vaccination to start next year

A major programme to prevent women getting cervical cancer will start here next year. Acting Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Health Dr Cendric Alependava announced this, Thursday. Cervical cancer is the biggest cause of cancer-related deaths for women in Solomon Islands. Dr Alependava said the programme will see girls aged from 9 to 12…

Old Mataniko bridge retrieved

The washed away old Mataniko bridge has been pulled out from the Mataniko river yesterday afternoon. The bridge was washed away during the April floods and was lying in the river posing threat to properties and lives. Director of ministry of infrastructure development Harry Rini said retrieving of the bridge comes under the same funding…

ORDER TO SEIZE EARTHMOVER’S MACHINERIES

Forest commissioner says the logging firm fails to comply with suspension order. The country’s giant logging company Earth Movers Solomons Limited has been served with a seizure notice on June 6, 2014. The seizure notice came following reports the company failed to comply with a suspension letter the Commissioner of forest issued to the company…

‘PM SHUNNED AT FUNERAL’

PMO dismisses claims Lilo was rejected PRIME Minister Gordon Darcy Lilo was reportedly rejected during his trip to attend the funeral service of the Christian Fellowship Church (CFC) spiritual leader last week.A report from Munda told the Solomon Star Gordon Darcy Lilo was turned back at the Ramata airstrip in North New Georgia. “The Prime…

Questions mount over Grand Plaza operations

Renting of rooms and business activities at the Town Grown Grand Plaza has raised questions into its legality as reports claim it is currently illegal at this stage. The plaza early last month has been granted its occupancy permit from the town and country planning board and new tenants have already been moving in to…

USP commits to 4th campus here

The University of the South Pacific (USP) reaffirmed its strong stand on the proposed establishment of its fourth main campus in Solomon Islands despite the delay on its construction work. Tevita Banuve of Marketing and Development Office at Laucala Campus who is supervising the Project said, USP is fully committed to developing the new campus…

Nickel ore legal fight nears decision

A court ruling in the Solomon Islands may finally unlock a large nickel deposit that geologists have known about for half a century but have been unable to exploit because of ownership changes and legal wrangling. Japanese giant Sumitomo Metal Mining and tiny Australian explorer Axiom Mining are fighting over the Isabel nickel laterite discovery…

Students worry over June allowance cut

Government sponsored students studying at the University of the South Pacific (USP) Laucala Campus Suva Fiji have queried why their June allowance was cut to just FJ$200. They’ve expect to collect FJ$900. The huge reduction has caused anger and frustrations amongst the students. “This is a serious issue and our Government and responsible authorities should…

High Court goes on a break

The High Court is currently on a mid-year vacation. Hearing of criminal and civil cases has been halted except for urgent matters. A notice has been pinned up at the entrance gate informing public of its registry office’s opening hours during the vacation. The registry office opens an hour in the morning from 9am to…