NPF’s credit bank approved

MEMBERS of the Solomon Islands National Provident Fund (SINPF) will soon have access to loan and other credit scheme. This follows the granting of an interim license to Solomon Finance Limited (SFL) to operate banking service in the country. SFL is a subsidiary of SINPF, a statement from SINPF said.  “The Central Bank of Solomon…

GINA: PORTS CEO MUST GO

THE Western Provincial Government (WPG) is calling for the immediate termination of Solomon Ports Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Eranda Kotelawala over his involvement with Noro Port in the Western province. In a statement issued by the Office of the Western Provincial Premier and on behalf of the people of the Western province Premier David Gina…

Advocating for gender equality

Bibao joins the show LOCAL music artist Lester Kisina, who performs on stage as Bibao, is now using his singing and musical talents to inspire fellow youths nationwide with positive messages on the theme: ‘Women and Equality.’ The 30-year old of mixed Western Province and Ren/Bell parentage has signed up to be an Agent of…

China warns its investors

CHINESE investors are urged to respect the laws and people of Solomon Islands when doing business here. The warning came from the Envoy for China-Pacific Islands Forum Dialogue Wang Xuefeng. He made the call in Honiara on Friday after he learned about an agreement that was signed by a Chinese company, China Sam Enterprise Group…

A STEP CLOSER TO W’CUP

Kurukuru to meet Futsal Whites in grand final By CARLOS ARUAFU SOLOMON Islands Kurukuru is one step closer to the 2020 FIFA Futsal World Cup in Lithuania, after booking a grand final play-off against the New Zealand Futsal Whites yesterday. This was possible after they beat the host, New Caledonia in a thrilling semi-final at…

Our support still remains, says US 

THE United States says it’s committed to fund infrastructure projects here, including Bina Harbour in Malaita, despite the China switch. Port Moresby-based US ambassador to Solomon Islands, Catherine Ebert-Gray made the assurance during an interview with the Solomon Star. It was her fifteenth and final visit here before her tenure as Ambassador to Solomon Islands,…

 Schools re-thinking Plastic

FIVE schools in Honiara have completed a trial on the alternative use of single use plastic which aims to provide insight on how behaviour influences habits regarding waste management.  Over 13 weeks, the schools – Koloale, Florence Young, Emmaus, Honiara Senior High School and St. Nicholas College tested interventions to reduce plastic waste generated during…

Three Makira schools expel over 26 students

THREE secondary schools in the Makira Ulawa Province are reported to have expelled more than 26 Third, Fifth and Sixth Form students allegedly for breaking school rules. They include the Government-owned National Secondary School at Waimapuru, the Anglican Church of Melanesia-owned St Stephen College at Pamua in West Bauro on Makira, and the Makira Ulawa…

Miss Solomon Islands Pageant crowning tonight

THE crowning of the Miss Solomon Islands pageant 2019 will be held tonight at the Coral Sea and Casino Resort. The theme for this year’s pageant is “Advancing women in leadership and Stewardship.’’ Six participants are contesting this year’s Pageant show and they will be judged in four categories. These include Sarong, Talent, Traditional Contemporary…