PM Sogavare’s nationwide address

NATIONWIDE ADDRESSPRIME MINISTER HON MANASSEH SOGAVARE-03. 07. 2020- Introduction FELLOW Solomon Islanders, I stand here with the greatest of humility to update you on what your Government is doing regarding COVID-19 and other related matters. Last week I stated that by the end of June global cases would reach the 10 million mark. As of…

No independence celebrations

SOLOMON Islands will mark its 42nd Independence Anniversary celebration next week Tuesday 7th, July 2020.  However, this time it will be different compared to past celebrations where there used to be big crowds converging at Lawson Tama stadium to mark the country’s special day. In his nationwide weekly address on Friday, Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare…

SI students in the Philippines worried

STUDENTS studying in the Philippines are worried for their lives following reports that some of them are residing in recently Covid-19 infected buildings. Reports reaching Solomon Star on Friday confirmed that about 10 Solomon Island students are residing at the building where there have been reports of recent positive coronavirus cases. They call on the Government…

Stimulus Package is not a free handout: PM

SOLOMON Islands Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare says the Stimulus package is neither a free handout nor a package for new start-up businesses. Sogavare made the statement to clear doubts after so much debate going on in the media on the issue of the Economic Stimulus Package. “My good people, I am reiterating this to clarify…

Loading of relief suppliers for Makira this weekend

LOADING of relief supplies for tropical cyclone Harold affected communities in Makira Province will start this weekend. The Ministry of Environment, Climate Change, Disaster Management & Meteorology (MECDM) confirmed this following an inquiry on a plea for food by those affected by the cyclone Harold but are yet to receive a single relief supply from the…

Bougainvilleans end quarantined in Gizo 

RECENTLY quarantined duo apprehended for crossing the SI/PNG maritime border in Shortland, Western Province have been released and currently in Honiara to serve due process for their negligence of border laws set in place during the State of Public Emergency (SOPE). Danny Ruel of the National Disaster Management’s Western Office explained about the turn of…

Ugi road work progressing well

ROAD construction on Ugi Island in Makira Ulawa Province is progressing well. That’s according to the Member of Parliament (M) for Ulawa Ugi Constituency William Bradford Marau. Work is currently in its first phase starting from the recently completed wharf at Selwyn Bay to Erere constituency warehouse, he said. “The first phase of the first…

Men accused of attacking MP to take pleas, Friday

THE men accused of damaging properties belonging to the North Malaita MP Senley Levi Filualea will be taking their pleas to the remaining charges against them this morning. Iki Olomea, Simon Safusi, Arnold Emarald, Chris Lusibaea, George Lusibaea and two male juveniles, both aged 17 will plea to the charges of criminal trespass and wilful…

CBSI releases new report

THE Central Bank of Solomon Islands on Thursday released the fourth edition of its Financial Stability Report (FSR) for 2019 as required under the CBSI Act 2012.  A statement from CBSI said the FSR report provides insights into the performances of the country’s financial system as well as the vulnerabilities and risks faced by the financial…

8 VILLAGERS QUARANTINED

ANOTHER eight people have been quarantined at Gizo, Western Province, authorities say. The eight are villagers from Vella La Vella island. Deputy Provincial Secretary, Western Province, Patrick Toiraena said the action was taken after the eight returned from neighbouring Bougainville in Papua New Guinea. “They went across to Bougainville by way of a permit granted…