Auki shuts down illegal businesses

TWO businesses that recently opened in Auki, Malaita Province were issued notices to close down after they were found to be operating without business licences. The two businesses are IP Store and LG Store. According to letters issued to the businesses’ owners from the acting provincial premier Randol Sifoni, these businesses are operating without a business…

127 new Registered Nurses graduated 

127 newly Registered Nurses (RN) who have completed three years of studies and 12 months Nurses Supervised Practice program since March 2020 had graduated on Thursday at the Holy Cross Cathedral. The graduation ceremony was attended by Ministry of Health & Medical Services (MHMS) Officials, Solomon Islands Nursing Council reps, and the parents and friends of…

LANDOWNERS DEMAND TALKS

‘14 days notice to Win Win mining looming soon’   CHIEFS and tribal owners of Turarana land are demanding Win Win Investment Company to a round table discussion over the log of claims which the company never responded to. Turarana landowner and spokesperson Joel Jackson told Solomon Star in an exclusive interview that this decision…

“IT’S NEWS TO US”

IRD to investigate alleged potential tax evasion by AIPF THE Inland Revenue Division (IRD) of the Ministry of Finance and Treasury has reportedly described as “news to us” alleged potential tax evasion by AIPF and its owner, Deogratias Harorimana in a meeting earlier this week. The disclosure was reportedly made in a meeting with representatives…

Magau: Police collecting evidence on ‘HCC Saga’

POLICE Commissioner, Mostyn Mangau said they are still collecting evidences on the Honiara City Council (HCC) saga before they can constitute any charges. Mangau explained that the audit report involving the ‘HCC saga’ is available with them. But, they are collecting evidences in terms of court proceedings and investigations. “The complaints was received from the…

MP grilled over alleged misuse of funds 

POLICE had interviewed the Member of Parliament (MP) for Ulawa/Ugi, William Marau last week over alleged misuse of housing project funds in his consistency, Police Chief Mostyn Mangau told reporters Thursday. Mr. Mangau said the MP’s file will be finalized and then sent to the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP) for sanction and…

BECH-DE-MER DESTROYED

‘Illegally harvested BDM products burnt into ashes’   HALF a tonne of bech-de-mer (BDM) products confiscated from both individuals and Chinese companies were burnt to ashes by the Ministry of Fisheries & Marine Resources (MFMR) Compliance team, Thursday. Speaking before the products were burnt, Director of Fisheries, Eddie Honiwala said the decision to burn the…

Marovo copra buyer appreciates DCGA’s ESP

THE Economic Stimulus Package (ESP) which aimed to address the negative economic fallout of the pandemic continues to make its impacts in the country. Recently a local recipient of ESP from Marovo Lagoon has spoken highly of DCGA and its economic assistance to the local coconut industry through its Economic Stimulus Package (ESP) rollout. Elton…

Australia delivers 13,000 AstraZeneca Vaccines

THE Australia High Commission to Solomon Islands His Excellency Dr Lachlan Strahan has official handing over of the 13,000 AstraZeneca vaccines to Solomon Islands Government, Wednesday. During the handing over ceremony at the National Medical Store, High Commission Strahan said the 13,000 doses are part of the 60,000 pledged by his country which was produced…