A MILLION DOSES

Australia has offered to provide up to an additional one million AstraZeneca doses to Solomon Islands.  The Australian High Commissioner to Solomon Islands, His Excellency Dr Lachlan Strahan, personally conveyed this to Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare on Wednesday, a statement from the Australian High Commissioner office said.   High Commissioner Dr Strahan said his office is…

Agovaka launches annual report

THE Minister for Communications and Aviation (MCA) Peter Shanel Agovaka officially launches the Telecommunications Commission of Solomon Islands (TCSI) Annual Report 2020 at Heritage Park Hotel, Thursday. Ten years ago since the formal establishment of the current telecommunications regime, under the Telecommunications Act, Agovaka said this is the first gathering where the Government, the Regulator…

MASS ARREST

72 suspects charged over Church feud   POLICE in Gizo, Munda and Noro have charge 72 suspects in an incident that took place in Raro village, Roviana lagoon, Western province. This is in relation to an incident that took place on the 7th of July 2021, involving the burning of houses. Speaking on Thursday during the…

Withdraw the Bill 

THE Bills and Legislation Committee (BLC) recommends that the Telecommunications (Amendment) Bill 2021 should be withdrawn by the government. Bills and Legislation Committee Chairman and Member of Parliament for West Are’are John Maneniaru told Solomon Star, Thursday. This came after the BLC the Ministry for Communications and Aviation (MCA) Deputy Secretary and Director with the…

In Court with Assumpta

* Man jailed for intimidating former girlfriend  * Former SFA accountant’s sentence, June 7* Murder committal hearing on Friday    Man jailed for intimidating former girlfriend A MAN who admitted intimidating his former girlfriend last month at Henderson, East Honiara has been sentenced to four months in prison this week. Livae Pema was sentenced after pleading…

Wale warns Gov’t

‘Our Gov’t must advocate against Aust agriculture visa proposal’   LEADER of the Opposition and Member of Parliament Mathew Wale says Australia’s new agriculture visa will be a threat to the Pacific Labour Mobility scheme in Australia. “Our Government must collaborate with other Pacific Islands countries to advocate against this agriculture visa proposal.” Wale cautioned…

MPA Fini leads successful protest against MARA govt

THE Malaita Provincial Premier’s office on Wednesday received a petition from the Provincial Assembly Member (MPA) for Ward 3 Martin Fini and his group. During the protest, Mr Fini and his group submitted a petition to the Premier’s office in relation to the Malaita Provincial Executive’s stand on the Fiu Bridge upgrade project. On Friday…