Illegal Bech-de-mer harvesters nabbed

OFFICERS of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) at the Central Police Station in Honiara City assisted officials of the Ministry of Fisheries have arrested two suspects at the Honiara domestic wharf, Wednesday this week for illegal harvesting of beche-de-mer. Provincial Police Commander Honiara City Superintendent John Matamaru says, “Fisheries officials called police to…

$45M LOSS

Solomon Airline faces big lose in revenue   NATIONAL flag carrier Solomon Airlines will lose SBD$45 million dollars this year as COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect their operations. This was revealed by Solomon Airlines senior board member Bob Pollard during the 2021 Appropriation Bill 2021 inquiry on Tuesday. The inquiry was conducted by the Public…

PM briefed on US support

Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare was briefed on the United States (US) initiatives to upgrade the US’s development programs in the country.   The US Deputy Chief of Mission based at the Port Moresby Embassy, in Papua New Guinea (PNG) Bernard Link led the team during the courtesy call, a statement issued by the Prime Minister Press…

‘JAB SIDE EFFECT’ REPORT CLARIFIED

Response to “I almost died from injection” report GOVERNMENT through the Ministry of Health and Medical Services (MHMS) has responded to our front page report yesterday of a woman who nearly died after receiving her jab on Monday. In a statement last night through the ministry’s media unit, it said this is crucial to ensure…

$1.3B FOR SALARIES

Budget papers: Gov’t to spend $1.3billion on salaries this year   SALARIES will eat up a quarter of this year’s $4 billion-plus budget, leaked budget papers obtained by Solomon Star have revealed. The Government is also ploughing more money into scholarships and rentals this year, other documents have shown. According to the Summary of Payroll…

88 still in quarantine stations

EIGHTY-eight (88) people are currently in our quarantine stations to date. This was both confirmed by Prime Minister (PM) Manasseh Sogavare and the Permanent Secretary (PS) for Health and Medical Services (MHMS) Pauline McNeil. Speaking in his weekly nationwide address, Sogavare said that we currently have 88 persons who are still in quarantine stations serving…

No employment data fumed Wale

THE Ministry for Finance and Treasury was told to seriously mainstream job tracking and dedicate a function within MoFT to keep track of the jobs in the country. The issue was raised by the Leader of the Opposition and a member of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) Mathew Wale last week. The Permanent Secretary for…