China plans to develop all provinces

THE Chinese government plans to develop all the provinces by establishing a sister relationship with each province with a number of provinces in China. This was highlighted by Counselor Ming Yao from the Chinese Embassy in Solomon Islands during an interview with the paper early this week. He said this is similar to what Guadalcanal…

Cabinet approves repatriation of students  

MINISTRY of Education and Human Resources Development’s (MEHRD) Deputy Permanent Secretary James Bosamata has confirmed that Cabinet had approved the repatriation of students studying in the Philippines. Mr Bosamata said that both Solomon Island Government and private sponsored students would be repatriated. Bosamata explained that after Cabinet approved the repatriation of students from the Philippines,…

SINU warns against protest

THE Solomon Islands National University (SINU) management has warned that any protest or withdrawal of services by staff would be illegal. In a memorandum issued over the weekend on the rumoured protest that was expected to be undertaken on Monday, SINU management clarified that the issue of the Vice-Chancellor is still with the Trade Dispute…

PM: forms 3, 5 & 6 will sit their exams

PRIME Minister (PM) Manasseh Sogavare has brushed aside rumours going around that form 3 national examinations will be canceled this year in his weekly nationwide address, Monday. “I would like to make it clear that these rumours are not true.  “Form 3 exams will still be administered this year as well as for forms 5…

Puff’s bail revocation hearing, Aug 14

PROSECUTION will be making an application for the revocation of bail for the man accused of discharging a firearm in March at Tinge, West Honiara on August 14. This would be the second attempt made by the prosecution to revoke bail for Mostyn Maenu’u also known as ‘Puff’ who faces one count of discharge of…

CHINA-WEST DEAL INTACT

THE PEOPLE’s Republic of China (PRC) Embassy has assured the Western Provincial Government (WPG) that the deal to establish a sister relationship with the Fujian Province of China is intact. Chinese Counselor of the People’s Republic of Chinese (PRC) Embassy in Solomon Islands Yao Ming made the assurance on Monday in response to concern raised…

PM pleads

‘Our lives rest on Western border good people’ By ANDREW FANASIA THE ability of our country to keep COVID-19 out from our shore rests in the hands of the good people along the Western border as well as families and friends in Bougainville. Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare made this profound appeal to the good people…

Suidani invites Malaitan MPs to attend day 

Malaita Provincial Premier Daniel Suidani has made an open invitation to all Members of Parliament (MP) representing Malaita Province to attend the Malaita Second Appointed Day scheduled for this Friday in Auki. Premier Suidani issued the invitation in an interview with the Solomon Star on Sunday. “The people of Malaita would be happy to see their…

China direct flight remains  

THE Government’s plan to conduct a direct chartered flight to China on the 29th of August 2020 remains as it is. Secretary to Prime Minister Dr. Jimmy Rodgers confirmed this when he led a team from the Prime Minister’s Office and Cabinet appeared before the Public Account Committee (PAC) on Saturday. Following the announcement of…

SENDING MONEY OVERSEAS WORRYING

IRD concerned with businesses remitting money overseas THE country’s Inland Revenue Division (IRD) is concerned with the continuous practice of remitting money overseas by some businesses which causes a huge impact on Government revenue. IRD Commissioner, Mr. Joseph Dokekana revealed this at an Information Session hosted by the Solomon Islands Chamber of Commerce and Industry…