Molea opens new gas service

BUSINESSMAN Toata Molea Sunday launched his new gas service called DIDDS GAS near his refueling station next to the Bread Bank head office at Kukum. The new cylinder gas bottles, which are all painted in yellow, comprised of two sizes – 4.5KG and 9.0KG. Refueling of the two sized gas cylinders when empty will cost…

Mayor tight-lipped over illegal acts

CITY mayor Wilson Mamae has accused councillors Reginald Ngati and Billy Abae for using the media to advance their political agendas to rubbish the good works of the Council under his leadership. In an interview with the Solomon Star over the weekend, Mayor Mamae described what was said in the media by Mr. Abae as…

WE WANT TO COME HOME

Stranded students in Philippines want gov’t to get them back By ESTHER NURIA  SIX Government-sponsored students studying in the Philippines and who have their scholarships terminated in June of last year are calling on the government to repatriate them.  One of the students who spoke to the Solomon Star via Whatsapp said their plight has…

SUSPICIOUS SACKING

Abae accuses Sore for unfair removal of HCC Deputy Treasurer By IAN M.KAUKUI THE former Finance Chair of the Honiara City Council (HCC) Billy Abae has accused City Clerk Rence Sore of the unfair removal of the Council’s Deputy Treasurer. Speaking to the Solomon Star from his home in East Malaita, Cr Abae described the…

178 repatriated individuals safe

THE 178 repatriated individuals who have recently arrived in the country from various neighbouring countries are all fine and well in their respective quarantine centres. This confirmation was made by the Chair of the Camp Management Sector Committee Karl Kuper during the weekly talkback show yesterday. Mr. Kuper said that the centres have recently received…

Govt welcomes helpful critics: PM

PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare said his government has welcomed constructive criticisms from citizens. As a responsible Government we welcome constructive criticisms from all, he stated. However, he strongly stressed that his government does not welcome unconstructive lies by certain people. “……this Government does not welcome certain people who continue to lie to our people under…

SORE MUST GO: CITIZEN

HONIARA resident Stephen Maki says city clerk Rence Sore should be removed immediately from his position, over the illegal borrowings that is happening within the council which he himself has revealed.Sore made the borrowing revelation to members of the local media, during a Press Conference he hosted last Monday. He said the council has borrowed…

HCC shake-up

Councillors’ ploy to destabilise Mamae-gov’t revealed By ANDREW FANASIA  Certain city councillors are scheming to dismantle the current HCC Executive led by Mayor Wilson Mamae for their own political gains, according to insiders. They said the barrage of allegations and claims levelled against the council administration and the City Clerk are mere political ploys to…

FIRST TEST NEGATIVE

THE first in-country testing for COVID-19 has turned out negative. Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare revealed this on Friday in his weekly nation-wide address. “From all the passengers that returned on the two flights this week, three passengers were red-flagged,” Sogavare said. “One of the three was sent to triage at the National Referral Hospital upon arrival,”…