DRTC receives $705k grant assistance from Japan

THE Embassy of Japan on Friday donated SBD$705,000 grant support towards the Project for Construction of Classroom Building for Duruabu Rural Training Center (DRTC), Malaita Province. Witnessing the donation ceremony were representatives from the Duruabu Rural Training Center and officials from Japanese Embassy. Mr. YOSHIDA Norimasa, Charged Affaires ad interim of the Embassy of Japan…

In Court with Assumpta

Alleged looter’s case for possible plea, April 1 THE man accused of looting valuable properties from the Power Products (Big Chainsaw) shop at Ranadi in East Honiara during the unrest last November will be summoned to appear in court on April 1. The matter of the accused who faces one count of simple larceny was…

Suidani condemns PRT action at Bethel

MALAITA Provincial Premier Daniel Suidani has strongly condemned the actions of Police Response Team (PRT) at Bethel community in East Fataleka in the early hours of Thursday morning. Speaking to Solomon Star Auki yesterday, Premier Suidani said what has happened at Bethel community does not speak well of police as a body that citizens can…

THE VOKIAS’ CASE

FIVE people including the Member of Parliament for North East Guadalcanal Constituency Ethel Vokia and her husband Jamie Vokia will appear in the Magistrates Court on Monday in what is believed to be the first ever election-related bribery allegations. The others are the Guadalcanal Provincial Assembly MPA, Rose Tala, Beason and Polycarp. According to the…

M4D president speaks out

THE Malaita for Democracy (M4D) President Knoxly Atu says issues that he has been vocal about are issues affecting Malaita with the national government and not issues affecting his community. Speaking exclusively to Solomon Star Auki following a failed Police raid at his home community in East Fataleka to arrest him early yesterday morning, Mr.Atu…

258 new cases, 2 deaths

THE country recorded additional 258 Covid-19 cases reported in the last 48 hours, and two deaths. This brings the total cases registered against Solomon Islands 9,758 and total Covid-19 related deaths count to 127. Ministry of Health and Medical Services (MHMS), Dr Culwick Togamana confirmed this in his health Covid-19 update, Thursday. “Our national Covid-19…

Labour Mobility kickstarted for 2022

Labour mobility to Australia has kickstarted for 2022. Forty-six workers left for Australia on 18 March to work in the meat processing sector in Queensland and New South Wales – the first group of workers to leave for Australia since 9 December 2021. Thanks to Solomon Islands expanded participation in the Australia’s Seasonal Workers Program…