Archbishop Takeli retires, farewelled

The sixth Archbishop of the Anglican Church Melanesia and the Bishop of the Diocese of Central Melanesia (DOCM), the Most Reverend George Angus Takeli is retiring from official Church duty. He was officially farewelled last Sunday in a moving Liturgical service at Saint Barnabas Provincial Cathedral in Honiara. Towards the end of the of the…

SIEC on MOI, Temotu Vatud passengers

THE Solomon Islands Electoral Commission (SIEC) will not allow passengers from Malaita Outer Island (MOI) and Temotu Vatud to travel in any ships chartered by the electoral office to these two places before the polling day. SIEC Chief Electoral Officer Mose Saitala made this statement during the press conference, Monday in Honiara. “While it is…

Kemakeza disqualified, Kivolyn reinstated

ELECTION CHANGES By ANDREW FANASIA A FORMER member of parliament has lost his candidacy to contest the upcoming elections – just a week before the April 3 polls. The Electoral Commission office disqualified Mark Kemakeza from contesting the Savo-Russell seat after he was found in breach of electoral rules. But at the same time, the…

Pre-polling held successfully

A FIRST ever pre-polling was successfully carried out on Thursday in Honiara and throughout all provincial capitals. Election Manager for Honiara Jude Devesi told this paper, Thursday that the pre-polling was good except few issues encountered that he will have to take it up to the electoral boss. “All is good except for a few…

SICCI hosts AGM, elects new Board

THE Solomon Islands Chamber Commerce and Industry (SICCI) now has a new Board that will lead its mandate for the next twelve (12) months. The new Board for 2019-2020 was elected during the 42nd Annual General Meeting (AGM) of SICCI on Wednesday 20th Mach 2019 at the Heritage Park Hotel in Honiara. The new Board…

New medical complex for Renbel unveiled

People of Rennell and Bellona Province (Renbel) will now be able to access and enjoy a much more improved health and medical services in their province. This followed the formal opening and handing over of the first ever Area Health Center (AHC) at Tingoa on Rennell on Tuesday. The facility was funded by the Solomon…

KOICA hands over new aquaculture lab to SINU

It was on December of 2017 that KOICA presented to Solomon Islands National University (SINU) the world class Fisheries complex which young Solomon Islanders are currently enjoying today. Wednesday’s KOICA’s generous assistance was again witnessed by SINU with the handing over of the new Aquaculture Laboratory. Speaking during the hand-over ceremony, Country Director of KOICA…

Kenilorea Jnr: Our leaders failed us

Solomon Islands United Party President Peter Kenilorea Junior says their Party believes that the current leaders are failing the people of Solomon Islands. Kenilorea Junior said this failure also applies to Malaita leaders who also failed the people of Malaita. He said this failure is evident in the way that development is very slow in…

Overseas journos banned

INTERNATIONAL journalists were banned from covering and entering the oil spill site and the wrecked MV Solomon Trader in Rennell Island, Wedesday. Reliable sources told the Solomon Star that it was believed that orders to stop the journalists came from Honiara and few people on the ground on Rennell who are agents of Bintan Mining…

Sogavare: we leave behind $188M plus cash reserves

THE Democratic Coalition for Change Government (DCCG) had ended its term in office with more than $188million in cash reserves for working capital for the new government. That’s according to outgoing Finance minister Manasseh Sogavare. “This is a net of un-presented cheques of $25.9 million, which is $214million gross,” Sogavare claimed. He stated this during…