SIPA CEO SCOTCHES RUMOURS OF AN EARLY EXIT

ERANDA Kotelawala – the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Solomon Islands Ports Authority trading as Solomon Ports – has scotched rumours he has left the country quietly without telling anyone, including staff. “That’s an interesting news,” Mr. Kotelawala said last night, when asked about his departure, describing the reports as “typical rumours,”. He was on…

Premier Mesepitu thanks Australia

WESTERN Province Premier Christian Mesepitu says Australian Government’s support to upgrade the country’s second largest port in Noro, Western Province will have a lasting impact on the province and Solomon Islands. In a statement on Tuesday, Mr Mesepitu said these are the sorts of investments that will have lasting impact not only on Western Province…

M4DD hits out at DCGA

MALAITA for Democracy and Development (M4DD) President Knoxly Atu says the Sogavare led DCGA government has been treating Malaita Province unfairly since coming into power in 2019. Mr Atu said the unfair treatment towards Malaita could ignite more divisions in the country rather than the togetherness that the government is preaching about. Speaking to Solomon…

 GOVT RECOGNIZE WOMEN IN LEADERSHIP

THE Government recognized the importance and value of women in leadership and the appointment of Jane Waetara as the country’s permanent representative to United Nations is a testament to that. In a terse media statement the Office of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (OPMC) said Mrs. Waetara deserves the new calling as she is one…

PS accused of plotting against Suidani

IT has been revealed by the Malaita Provincial Government that the Ministry of Provincial Government and Institutional Strengthening (MPGIS) permanent secretary is the person instrumental in efforts to remove Malaita Province Premier Daniel Suidani from power. Solomon Star was informed that before the second motion of no confidence against Mr Suidani, the MPGIS permanent secretary…

SDA hails APTC for support

THE Australia Pacific Training Coalition (APTC) has provided support to two rural training centres of the Seventh Day Adventist Church. A donation of tools, equipment and building materials were donated to the Seventh Day Adventist Education Authority on Friday. Associate education director Janelle Erick said the two rural training centres that will benefit from the…

Call for school fee subsidy

THE Government should consider providing school fee subsidy for rural-based schools in light of the financial struggle and economic situation facing the country. A concerned businessman in Gizo, Western Province who declined to be named, said the notice to start classes at the end of this month is now causing a lot of challenge for…

Rugby introduced to High Performance program

THE Solomon Islands Rugby Union Federation (SIRUF) made sure rugby players understand the functions and importance of the High Performance program at the Solomon Islands National Institute of Sports (SINIS) A statement from SINIS confirmed rugby athletes were briefed on the importance of individual contribution to the union’s goals and objectives at the elite/international level…