WWII relics in trouble

WAR RELICS in the far Western Province is in danger of being sold off if authorities are not attentive about the matter and economic alternatives are not made possible for the people of Shortland Islands. Bernard Otuana a reigning chiefly representative residing in Gizo and a member of the Fauru, Mono and Alu (FAMOA) Council…

New Gwounatolo clinic near completion

THE new Gwounatolo clinic building project is approaching completion, thanks to the former MPA for Ward 13 Rose Liata for applying for the much-needed project.  It was understood that the Gwounatolo clinic building project is the first-ever project under Provincial Capacity Development Fund (PCDF) funding to reach Ward 13 in Baegu/Asifola. This was after the…

HCC: One Link operating illegally

THE Honiara City Council (HCC) has issued a notice to One Link Pacifica which has been operating without a Business License in the City, reports the HCC Media. Following much debate about One Link Pacifica’s operations in the mainstream and social media, HCC has clarified that One Link Pacifica is operating illegally. City Clerk Rence…

Japan-SI deepens bilateral bond 

THE Government and the people of Japan will continue to deepen and develop the friendly and cooperative bilateral relations with the Solomon Islands Government and its people. Japanese Ambassador to Solomon Islands Shigeru Toyama made these assurances during the 60th birthday of the new Emperor of Japan, His Majesty Emperor Naruhito at Mendana last Friday.…

SINPF signs deal project in Auki

The Solomon Islands National Provident Fund Board (SINPF Board) has signed an agreement with TGB and Kramer Ausenco for the proposed project in Auki, Malaita Province. On the 6th of February 2020, the Solomon Islands National Provident Fund Board (SINPF Board) signed the deal with Tropic Group Builders (TGB) and Kramer Ausenco for the construction of…

PM grilled over Djokovic’s saga

THE Malaita Provincial Premier Daniel Suidani has questioned why Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare was tight-lip about the case of his nephew Robson Djokovic a foreigner who is the Chief of Staff to the Prime Minister Office (PMO).  Premier Suidani told Solomon Star in an exclusive interview over the weekend that the PM should explain to…

SHOCKING REVELATION

USD$100b proposed loan surprises China officials here By ANDREW FANASIA THE proposed $100 billion loan deal between the Solomon Island Government (SIG) and a confidential Chinese donor through broker Terry Wong has shocked Chinese officials in Honiara. The loan deal hit the local media headlines last week after the responsible Minister for Finance come out…

MPA queries $200k for Wagina celebrations 

MEMBER of Provincial Assembly (MPA) for Choiseul province Clement Kengava has questioned the provincial government over its planned Second Appointed Day celebration in Wagina and the SBD$200,000.00 that was allocated. In a statement to the Solomon Star yesterday, Mr. Kengava said the Revised Choiseul Province Budget passed in Assembly October last year, allocated $200,000.00 for…

Firimolea returns to Court next Monday

SENTENCING submissions and mitigation on the case of recaptured prison escapee Frank Firimolea has been further deferred to Monday next week. The sentencing submission listed for Monday did not happen as previously scheduled. Public Solicitor’s lawyer Rodney Manebosa told the court that he is yet to prepare mitigation for his client. He also said the…