Wale questions delay US Officials request

THE leader of the opposition, Hon. Mathew Wale, MP for Aoke Langalanga, has questioned the reasons behind the delay in the processing of entry of US officials into the country as reported by the media.  ‘I understand from media reports that it has been over two months now since the necessary application processes to enter…

One Link founder charged, remanded

 OWNER of the fast money making scheme One Link Pacifica, Charles Dora has been arrested, charged and remanded in the Honiara Magistrate’s Court on Thursday. Dora is facing two counts of operating unlicensed banking business under the Financial Institution Act. Police arrested Dora on 1 June this year at his residence in Russell Islands. He…

WAENA: IS THE PM TRYING TO CROSS THE LINE?

THE incoming legislation ‘Public Health Emergency Bill 2021’ has a serious issue with the separation of power which was stipulated under the Constitution. Former Governor General and Statesman, Sir Nathaniel Waena told the Bills and Legislation Committee (BLC) on Friday. Sir Nathaniel was called to appear before BLC as one of the important witnesses who…

Sape farm expects more cassava export by 2022

SAPE Farm in the Guadalcanal plains is expected to export more cassava tubers from now until 2022, the farm’s Managing Director, Dr Paul Bosawai Popora said. The Government funded agriculture projects through the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (MAL), according to the ministry “is bearing successful results as its cassava tubers now exported overseas since…

$77m for CEMA’s revitalisation strategy

APPROXIMATELY SBD $77M will be channeled through the Ministry of Commerce Industry Labour and Immigration, Ministry of Agriculture & Livestock and Ministry of Infrastructure Development for the implementation of the seven year, 3-phase revitalisation strategy of the Commodities Export Marketing Authority (CEMA). The CEMA Board and Management will be responsible for the implementation of the…

AstraZeneca 2nd dose roll out underway 

THE roll out of AstraZeneca vaccine second (2nd) dose for those who received their first dose in March, April and May at the Central Field Hospital in Honiara has commenced Wednesday this week. Leading the line to receive the 2nd dose was Attorney-General Mr. John Muria followed by Chairman of Caucus, Namson Tran, Minister of…

PARI land is gov’t’s own

  Commissioner of Lands (CoL) Alan McNeil in a public consultation on Thursday in Noro, Western Province (WP) says the land mass commonly known as PARI land is now under the hands of government through COL. This was confirmed by Mahroy Vincent of Noro who was present during the meeting and described the consultation as one…

Call for wider consultation in HCC Act review

Honiara City Councillor, Reginald Ngati has called for wider consultation in the review of the Honiara City Council (HCC) Act 1999, which is currently believed to be reviewed by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA). Speaking to the Solomon Star on Thursday, Cr Ngati calls on the government through the MHA to do a wider community…

Police probes suspicious death of girl, 16 

OFFICERS of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) at the Noro Police Station in Western Province are investigating a suspicious death of a 16-year-old female at Kindu village, Munda on 31 May 2021.  An initial report says that the deceased was last seen with her boyfriend near Kindu village after attending Kokeqolo Community High…