Ngalikekero RTC hosts 15th graduation ceremony

TWENTY-EIGHT students this week graduated from the Ngalikekero Rural Training Center (RTC) in North Malaita, Malaita Province in its 15th graduation ceremony. Those graduating students graduated with certificates in carpentry, mechanics, and plumbing respectively. Speaking during the 15th graduation ceremony, Ngalikekero RTC School Principal David Iro Leliana said the graduation ceremony is a sign that…

PM, Ministers witness ADF weapons demo

PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare and a number of his cabinet ministers on Friday 17th December attended a weapons capability demonstration hosted by the Australian Federal Police. Held at the Tenaru Rifle Range, the demonstration comprised the following phases; Phase one is a public order simulation that demonstrates less lethal weapons, and then after a proclamation,…

Heavy rain damages Kwai Bridge

THE continuous heavy downpour experienced in Malaita Province in the past days has affected traveling passengers using the North Road. Reports reaching Solomon Star Auki confirmed that the heavy downpour has washed away a temporary bridge created to facilitate vehicle crossing at Kwai River leaving vehicles from Lau Mbaelelea and Baegu Asifola at the other…

FIJI REPATRIATION, DEC 22

STATE Owned Enterprise (SOE) Solomon Airlines has announced that it will operate a repatriation flight between Nadi and Honiara on Wednesday 22 December 2021. This was possible following Solomon Islands Government’s approval and subject to Fiji’s regulatory approval. In a statement, Solomon Airlines has confirmed that Flight IE639 will depart Nadi at 3:20pm Fiji time,…

AUSTRALIA ‘DELIVERED’ AS PLEDGED

Australia donates additional 50,000 Astrazeneca Covid-19 vaccine doses AUSTRALIA is delivering on its pledge to provide Solomon Islands with up to one million doses of COVID-19 vaccines. Of this number, 50,000 additional AstraZeneca doses arrived in Honiara on Friday, 17 December 2021. With this latest delivery, the total number of vaccines provided by Australia now…

TAIWAN ACCUSED

…. for sponsoring three-days of riots, looting, and destruction of Honiara TAIWAN allegedly sponsored the three days of destructive rioting, looting and burning in Honiara last November, it was claimed yesterday. Three people died in the burning that followed looting of Chinatown on Friday 26th November 2021. Destruction of properties and businesses has punched a…