SGC lauded for delivering 17 boats & OBMs

THE Ministry of Rural Development (MRD) has commended the Member of Parliament (MP) for South Guadalcanal Constituency (SGC), Rollen Seleso and his constituency office for their continuous support and delivery of meaningful projects towards improving social and economic livelihoods of its rural people. This was after MP Seleso who is the Minister of Provincial Government…

TOURISM NOD

The world’s first 7-Star Hotel Developer, Alessandro Rosso, registers company to invest in Solomon Islands tourism industry THE Italian tourism professional known for developing the world’s first 7-Star Hotel, Alessandro Rosso, and his associates will return to Solomon Islands later this year to follow up on the progress of his tourism project proposal for Solomon…

In court with Assumpta

Bus driver arrested for fatal traffic incident POLICE have arrested the driver of a public bus that hit a 60-year-old woman at Kukum highway road opposite Saint Barnabas Cathedral, Honiara on Tuesday. This was revealed by the Police Commissioner Mostyn Mangau at his weekly conference at the Rove Police Headquarters yesterday. “The accident occurred on…

HEFTY BILL

Costs of PM Sogavare’s UNGA trip revealed SOLOMON STAR has obtained documents relating to the cost of Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare’s delegation to the recent United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York and who helped pay the $2.5 million bill. Details of the costs and composition of the 19-member delegation were contained in an…

GRML Gold Production begins

The Gold Ridge Mining Limited, GRML, announces the commencement of gold production after three years of extensive preparatory ground works and over SBD$700 million in construction cost and capital expenditures on plant and equipment. During a courtesy call on Prime Minister Hon. Manasseh Sogavare today, Mr. Mingqing Gao, Chairman of Wanguo Mining International, Chairman of…

Australia and Solomon Islands join forces on exercise coastwatchers

Australia and Solomon Islands completed the second phase of the annual Exercise Coastwatchers in Honiara and Gizo last month, building Solomon Islands’ capacity to respond to natural disasters. Australia’s Defence Adviser in Solomon Islands Lieutenant Colonel Justin Bywater said the exercise was a great success.   “Our region is the most vulnerable to natural weather…

Solomon Airlines hail dropping of entry requirement

THE national flag carrier has welcomed the Cabinet announcement that it has dropped the 72 hours pre-departure COVID-19 test requirement for Solomon Islands-bound travelers. In a statement yesterday, Solomon Airlines conveyed its gratitude and at the same time informed travelers of the Cabinet announcement. “It’s official! For all fully COVID-19 vaccinated passengers that pre-departure COVID-19…