USP graduating students arrive

The third batch of local graduating students studying in various universities in Fiji have arrived in the country last night. The government repatriated flight was part of the government’s plan to bring back most of the students who have completed their studies this year. Most of the continuing students have remained on campus since November…

No boats detained 

The Commissioner of Police has confirmed that no boats have been detained during the ‘Operation Safe Boat 2020’. Mr. Mangau made the confirmation during his weekly media conference on Thursday 7 January 2021. He said of the 23 boats boarded by his officers, no boats have been detained.  “There are 23 boats been boarded and…

ESP RUNS OUT OF MONEY

THE cat is out of the bag – the Government’s much-talked-about Economic Stimulus Package (ESP) has run out of money, an investigation by Solomon Star has established. At the same time, our investigation has also found that the Ministry of Finance and Treasury gave misleading information in its economic growth forecast in a booklet the…

Wale condemns revealed intentions to remove Papuans from their motherland

The Leader of Opposition, Hon. Matthew Wale condemns in the strongest term revelations that the Indonesian government intends to remove the indigenous people of West Papua out from their motherland. This follows revelations in a Bahasa speaking television show where one of Indonesia’s former Army Generals who was interviewed and translated into English, talking about…

Suidani welcomes US assurance

The Malaita Provincial Premier Daniel Suidani has welcomed US Ambassador Erin Mckee’s 2021 message of hope and progress to the Solomon Islands.  In an issued statement, Premier Suidani said Ambassador Mckee’s message is welcoming news for the country and he on behalf of the Malaita Provincial Government very much appreciates the news. Malaita Province that…

WHERES THE $1.2M FOR COVID?

THE Ministry of Finance and Treasury has remained tight-lipped about the whereabouts of USD150, 000 (about SBD1.2 million) provided by the People’s Republic of China (PRC) to help the Ministry of Health and Medical Services fight the COVID-19 pandemic. Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Health and Medical Services, Pauline McNeil told Solomon Star in…