Manila repatriation flight 

THE Solomon Airlines’ fourth repatriation flight between the Philippines and Solomon Islands will leave this morning for Manila. The flight is expected to return and arrive back tomorrow night at 9.55 pm in Honiara. This flight will travel via Malaysia to assist the return of citizens to and from both countries. Speaking during the radio…

School fees survey on-hold 

MINISTRY of Education and Human Resource Development (MEHRD) is still unable to release the outcome of the school fee survey. Speaking during a radio talk-back show on Sunday, Deputy Secretary of MEHRD James Bosamata explained they are unable to release the outcome of the survey because after going through the survey they have found out…

Parliament convenes today

Parliament convenes today after a long break with the Governor General’s (GG) speech known as the ‘Speech from the Throne’ to top the opening ceremony. That’s according to Special Secretary to Prime Minister (SSPM) Albert Kabui. He was speaking at the national-talk-back-show over the National Broadcaster in Honiara. He said the first two bills to…

COVID-19 DOSES ARRIVE FRIDAY

THE first batches of the 20,000 doses of AstraZeneca are expected to arrive in the country this week. That’s according to Dr. Gregory Jilini Deputy Secretary of Health Care at the Ministry of Health and Medical Services during the fort-nightly talk-back-show over the national broadcaster yesterday. “The first batch of the 20,000 doses of AstraZeneca…

APTC excited to partner with SINYC 

The Australian Government’s Australia Pacific Training Coalition (APTC) is excited to be working towards a partnership with the Solomon Islands National Youth Congress (SINYC).  This was revealed in a statement from APTC.  “APTC is excited to be working towards a partnership with the Solomon Islands National Youth Congress as the peak body representing young people’s…

NPF building to house Winrock 

The building that will host the Winrock office in Auki Malaita Province is expected to complete towards the end of the month. Contractor, Justin Fuo’o of the Tropic Group Builders confirmed this to Sunday Star Auki. He said the deadline for the building to complete is May but the building is expected to complete before…

Reti is new GP Minister for Culture, Tourism

Guadalcanal Provincial Member, Richard Reti is the new Provincial Minister for Culture & Tourism.  Mr. Reti replaces sacked Minister Jerry Sabino, premier Francis Sade has confirmed. “I sacked Minister Jerry Sabino and replaced him with my other minister Richard Reti,” Premier Sade said.  Premier said the reason why he sacked Mr. Sabino was because of…

MUP Assembly to meet, March 23

The first full meeting of the Makira Ulawa Provincial Assembly in 2021 will be held on March 23 in Kira Kira, the Provincial Capital. The first tentative date for the full meeting was March 17, which could have collided with the arrivals in Kira Kira of Anglicans of Solomon Islands and Vanuatu to take part…