SIPA funds repair of Choiseul Bay school

SOLOMON Ports on Friday handed over $105,000 to Choiseul Bay Provincial Secondary School of Choiseul Province. The fund will go towards the full repair and renovation of the school’s kitchen and dining hall building, which has been in a dire state for decades.  A cheque was handed over to the school’s principal Murray Rotoava by…

No arrest yet

NO arrest has been made yet since the body of a 68-year-old Temotu man was found beside the road at Guadalcanal Plains on February 29. Acting Police Chief Mostyn Mangau said investigations are continuing and police are still calling on the public and community at Guadalcanal Plains for information. “I call upon the public and…

Sea Level Rise & the Man-made Islands of Lau

Whilst the industrial world is engrossed in economic growth and prosperity, the negative impacts of their obsessions are inevitably felt the world over.   The industrial world has contributed markedly to greenhouse gas emissions that are responsible for global warming.  Sadly enough, whether a country is a party to such emission or not, the effects are…

ISIA slams One Link 

THE Institute of Solomon Islands Accountants (ISIA) has issued a warning to the country about the mischievousness of the current pyramid scheme called One Link Pacifica. “Pyramid schemes such as One Link Pacifica work on the basis that the people who start it off collect all of the money paid into the scheme by the…

Bad weather hits west Guadalcanal communities

THE continuous heavy rain in the last few days has caused flooding and landslide in West Guadalcanal damaging roads, food gardens and forced schools to close down. Solomon Star’s Guadalcanal stringer John Toki has reported that the flooding and landslide have affected the people in West Guadalcanal. As a result of the disaster affecting them,…

Officers to face disciplinary action

ACTING Police Chief Mostyn Mangau will be dealing with the three officers who allegedly hit two students with a police vehicle in Malaita last month in terms of disciplinary actions. He told reporters on Thursday that once he received a report from the police’s Professional Standard and Investigation (PSII) he will deal with the discipline…

HOSPITAL ON HIGH ALERT

‘Don’t panic, be careful’ By ANDREW FANASIA THE National Referral Hospital is on high alert and emergency mode as they prepare to handle any positive coronavirus (Covid-19) case that might be confirmed in the country. Speaking to Solomon Star in anonymity for the purpose of public interest, a local senior doctor said they are very…

Tanangada retains seat

THE High Court on Friday delivered a ruling which effectively struck out all the evidence in which the Petitioner Gordon Darcy Lilo was going to rely on to support the remaining allegations of bribery and undue influence. Earlier in January this year, the Chief Justice struck out the majority of the allegations against Gizo-Kolombangara MP Lanelle Tanagada…

Gizo school students pleased with new footpath

STUDENTS of Gizo primary and community high school in Western Province have been impressed with the newly completed footpath connecting the classrooms and the entire school. Speaking to the Solomon Star this week most students interviewed said they are very lucky to have a new footpath. They said in the past when it rains students always…

CURRENT MONETARY POLICY STANCE

At its meeting held on March 12th 2020, the Central Bank of Solomon Islands’ (CBSI) Board adopted an expansionary monetary policy stance for the next six months and aims to support growth in the economy, as inflation is expected to remain within its desired level. This decision was taken considering the expected slowdown in global…