TA, TAIWAN

Premier Suidani thanks Taiwan for making his medical treatment possible   The Malaita Provincial Premier Daniel Suidani is now in Taiwan to undergo an urgent Head CT/MRI scan.  Premier Suidani, who has been ill for the past 5 months, travelled to Australia and then to Taiwan to undergo the much needed scan and treatment.  According…

SINU TUITION FEES WOE

Will the nation afford to sacrifice the 6,000 students? As time ticks away, more than 6, 000 students studying at the Solomon Islands National University (SINU) this year face an uncertain future over outstanding tuition fees. SINU has nominated Monday 31st May as the cut-off date for all students to clear their outstanding fees. They…

IT’S COMING

‘COVID-19 allowances; payments should commence next week’  THE Ministry of Health and Medical Services would like to provide some information pertaining to delays of COVID-19 allowances for frontline workers and/or casual employees recruited for COVID-19 operations.  This was confirmed in a statement in response to the Solomon Star inquiries to the ministry this week regarding…

SUIDANI IN TAIWAN

Premier’s move raises stand-off level over diplomatic change MALAITA Premier Daniel Suidani has raised the stand-off with the National Government over diplomatic change to the People’s Republic of China (PRC) to a new international level. Mr. Suidani who was initially seeking medical attention in Australia is now in Taiwan’s capital, Taipei, his former political advisor…

Frontline officers desperate

No fund? MHMS expat paid in full Local workers sacrifice in pain   MANY COVID-19 front line and casual workers are desperately in need after most of them were turned back from the Automatic Teller Machine (ATM) Thursday. One of the big questions now is how long the government will and the Ministry of Health and…

In Court with Assumpta

Nehemiah to enter pleas next  Murder charge likely to be reduced to manslaughter  1 year in jail for attempted arson Nehemiah to enter pleas next THE man accused of obtaining a laptop and mobile phones from a shop in Honiara in 2019 under false will be entering his pleas to the allegations against him on…

$2M Tourism deal 

MINISTRY of Culture and Tourism (MCT) and the Development Bank of Solomon Islands (DBSI) on Thursday signed a $2 million grant agreement of Tourism Support Fund.  The agreement was signed by the ministry’s Permanent Secretary of Culture and Tourism, Ministry of Finance & Treasury (MoFT) Permanent Secretary, and the DBSI Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at…