Makira suspends loggers’ licences

THE Makira Ulawa Provincial Government has decided to temporarily suspend Felling and Logging Export Licenses for five logging companies because they have been operating illegally in the province. A list given to the Commissioner of Forests and Research, Reeves Moveni of the Ministry of Forests and Research in Honiara by the province’s Senior Investment Officer…

Titiana evacuation centre opens

TITIANA evacuation centre and community hall were officially handed over to the people of Titiana by the First Secretary of the Embassy of Japan Yoko Asano, Tuesday. Accompanied by the Grassroot Project Coordinator of the Embassy of Japan, Ms Hiro Takegami (GPC), the ceremony was witnessed by Titiana village community leaders, educators and community members.…

A cruel act

A two-month-old female infant is fighting for her life after she was thrown three feet down from a veranda to the ground following a heated argument between a husband and wife in Malaita. Reports reaching this paper said the incident has shocked the community where the incident occurred. Following the incident, the father was arrested by…

YOUR BANK OPENS: PM

Sogavare launches DBSI By ANDREW FANASIA WHILST so much skepticism was echoed in the media leading up to the formation of the bank, Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare had officially launched the Development Bank of Solomon Islands (DBSI). “My fellow Solomon Islanders, this is your bank,” Sogavare uttered during his official remarks, Monday. Rural communities now…

ROC supports Malaita with food

MAY God bless the hand that gives and those that have received what has been given says the Malaita Provincial Premier Daniel Suidani. Premier Suidani echoed words of thanks and heartfelt gratitude to the government and the people of the Republic of China (ROC) ROC on Taiwan’s COVID-19 food support to Malaita Province by funding…

PINA SPILL THE BEANS

  Sore, Mamae further exposed By IAN M.KAUKUI SACKED Deputy Treasurer of the Honiara City Council (HCC) says his recent sacking was an attempt to stop him from exposing some dishonest deals within the regime. Obedson Pina speaking exclusively in an interview with the Solomon Star yesterday said claims by City Clerk Rence Sore that…

No form 5, 6 exam fees for 2020 

  THERE will be no exam fees for forms 5 and 6 this year 2020. This confirmation was made by the Ministry of Education and Human Resource Development (MEHRD) on Monday. The statement revealed that the initiative to cancel exam fees was approved by the MEHRD Senior Management Team (SMT). Principal Examination Officer of the…

DBSI to learn from past experiences 

THE first and central on the policy development towards the revitalisation of the Development Bank of Solomon Islands (DBSI) is ensuring that the problem experienced by the previous operation of the bank is not repeated. This was revealed by the Minister of Finance and Treasury Harry Kuma in his opening remarks at the official opening…

Escapees to appear in court, Friday

THE three men who escaped from the Rove prison last December will appear in the Honiara Magistrate’s Court on Friday. This is for the court to hear supplementary submissions on some issues regarding the sentencing submissions on the case of the three accused.  Frank Firimolea, Dilo Faiga, and Willie Olo will be sentenced after pleading…