MV Papa Mau

ADVICE IGNORED

Government ignores its own COVID-19 guidelines, document shows THE controversial entry and departure from Honiara of the vessel Papa Mau last month appears to show the Government has ignored its own guidelines for all foreign ships that travel to Solomon Islands. The Solomon Star has obtained a copy of the Shipping Advisory Notice Number 02,…

PM Sogavare graces 2nd appointed day celebrations in Marau

PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare has graced the Guadalcanal 2nd Appointed Day celebrations in Marau, East Guadalcanal, Monday. Speaking during the celebrations, the Prime Minister thanked the traditional owners of the land for inviting and accepting him and his delegation. The Prime Minister said the theme “Inclusiveness and Sustainability: Harnessing Opportunities through Township, Culture and Tourism…

MV Papa Mau

20 FRONTLINERS IN QUARANTINE

After clearing foreign vessel from Fiji THE vessel Papa Mau (pictured below) is making waves on two fronts in Solomon Islands – politically as well as on the much-feared COVID-19 pandemic. Registered in the Cook Islands as a General Cargo ship, Papa Mau’s secret entry into and departure out of Honiara the next day without…

SINU humbly requests 30% increase on scholarship

ACTING Vice Chancellor of the Solomon Islands National University (SINU), Dr Jack Maebuta has humbly requested the Government to increase the scholarship awards for the local University to 30 percent. Dr Jack had humbly made the request during the official opening of the SINU, Faculty of Education and Humanities (FEH) complex, at Panatina campus, Wednesday.…

China to donate garbage trucks to HCC

JIANGMEN City, Guangdong Province of China, will donate three garbage trucks to the Honiara City Council, it was announced during a visit to the Honiara City Council earlier this month. China’s Ambassador to Solomon Islands, His Excellency Li Ming met with Lord Mayor Eddie Siapu as the envoy continues his rounds of engagements in Honiara.…

EOD Inspector Clifford Tunuki.

EOD experts remove bomb in Malaita

THE Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) of the Royal Solomon Island Police Force (RSIPF) removed a 120mm Japanese projectile bomb at Bulogaly village, Ata’a district in North Malaita on 24 July 2021. Officer-in-charge (OIC) EOD Inspector Clifford Tunuki says, “EOD have responded to the report dispatched by the police communication centre from a complainant.  A team…

Maelanga calls for return of extension students

The Parliamentary Opposition has called on the Government to ensure all Government-funded tertiary extension students return to their respective institutions of study to continue and complete their studies. Opposition Leader Manasseh Maelanga issued the call yesterday after a group of Solomon Islands Government-funded students of the University of the South Pacific, Fiji National University and…