DCGA, Guadalcanal policy frameworks aligned, say Maelanga 

Acting Prime Minister Manasseh Maelanga says the Democratic Coalition Government for Advancement (DCGA) and the Guadalcanal province do share the same basic principles and ambitions in their policy framework. Maelanga said policy frameworks ensuring that both Guadalcanal Province and Solomon Islands can benefit from policy programs that are currently undertaken for the socio-economic wellbeing. He…

“We lost confidence in Gina”

WPG Backbenchers speaks of withdrawal By TERENCE ZIRUIn Gizo Three Western Province Government (WPG) Backbenchers officially withdrew them-selves as government backbenchers submitting their letters of resignation early Thursday morning saying they have lost faith in the leadership of the WPG. The Trio explained to Sunday Star last week that with no resentment towards any MPA,…

ADB officials pay courtesy visit to Acting PM

ACTING Prime Minister Manasseh Maelanga has met with Asian Development Bank (ADB) Executives at the Office of the Prime Minister & Cabinet on Friday, a PMO statement said. ADB’s Alternate Executive Director Scott Dawson said the purpose of their courtesy visit is to dialogue with the Government to get their views on ADB projects and…

In Court with Assumpta Buchanan

Gold dealer to face court Alleged robber to face court again Possible plea on manslaughter next  Gold dealer to face court THE gold dealer accused of diverting more than $400,000 worth of money and properties from his buyers is expected to be present in court on October 25. That is the final interim mention date…

WHO commits to Mental Health

THE World Health Organisation (WHO) office here says it is committed towards the Mental Health Campaign locally and abroad.  WHO Representative Dr Sevil Huseynovo made the statement when speaking at the World Mental Health day celebration in Honiara, Thursday. Huseynovo said in the WHO Mental Health Action Plan 2013-2020, member states – including Solomon Islands…

Constituency funds new police post

THE newly opened Tatamba Police Post costs $700,000. And funding comes from the Gao-Bugotu Constituency Office. Gao-Bugotu MP Samuel Manetoali earlier told the Solomon Star he decided to fund the project because of delays by the Ministry of Police, National Security and Correctional Services. The project includes the police post and staff house. According to…

‘Na Sore’ chuppu given to victims 

THE Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources says the chuppu presentation ceremony last week marks its commitment and endurance to addressing the social issue which clouded the progress of development at Aruligo. The issue at the centre of this problem occurred in June this year where families residing at a building inside the government land…

St Nicholas stages end-year graduation

  MORE than 500 students of St Nicholas College participated in an end year graduation ceremony, Friday. They were students of forms three, five, six and seven. Principal James Lengi said the graduation ceremony marks a milestone in the education endeavor of the students. He congratulated the students for their achievements thus far. He said…

Rosana scoops 5 awards

Rosana Vaginoda Chan scooped five awards during St Nicholas end-year graduation on Friday. The form seven science student became the toast of the ceremony as she repeatedly climbed the stage to receive her awards. She also collected the 2019 dux student award. “I’m honoured and humbled to receive all these awards,” she told the Solomon…

Solar project to cut school’s power bill

PRINCIPAL of Selwyn College Naphtali Lakwolly says the Photovoltaic (PV) and Diesel Generator jointly funded by the European Union and the government will definitely cut the school’s budget for electricity supply. Lakwolly said it is estimated that the school’s expenditure on energy will be reduced to approximately 60 per cent. He stated this at the…