SINPF backs Pinktober

Solomon Islands National Provident Fund (SINPF) team has join the campaign in raising awareness about breast cancer. Each year this month (October) focuses on breast cancer and so Friday the SINPF team join the campaign in celebrating the charity and awareness of Pinktober by wearing a pink ribbon. “Pinktober is the campaign about Breast Cancer…

Communities benefit from RWASH training

THREE villages in Vella La Vella, Western Province have benefited from a new remedial training under the Rural Water Supply And Sanitation Hygiene (RWASH) program. They are Varese, Sutapati and Soluve villages in West Vella La Vella. About  40 men and women successful underwent the training from the 15th to 19th of this month. Merilyn…

‘Reweaving the Mat’ project reaches Maravovo

A DELEGATION from the ‘Reweaving the Ecological Mat’ project, Ministry of Culture and Tourism, non-government organisation and other stakeholders has visited Maravovo community over the weekend. Maravovo community is located North-west of the Guadalcanal island – which hosts the Solomon Islands capital, Honiara.  During the meeting, Rusinal Nabouniu the Communication officer for the project told…

Govt engages in work for peace, stability blueprint

GOVERNMENT through the Ministry of National Unity, Reconciliation and Peace (MNURP), is getting additional inputs from communities nationwide to be included into a reparation Policy framework, to help victims and foster lasting peace. The move is being funded by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). Last week, officers from the Ministry and Prime minister’s Office…

‘SINU NOT CLOSING’

THE Solomon Islands National University (SINU) has denied media claims that it will be closing soon, due to cash flow problems. A statement issue by the country’s prestigious tertiary institution has clarified the claims, stating that there is no such thing as ‘Closing the University’. It was stated that the operation of the institution is…

Second attempt

Ministry to bid again for defunct tourism project MAENI COMFORTIn Gizo  The Ministry of Culture and Tourism (MCT) is bidding again to continue with the construction work of the defunct Tourism project in Gizo which already used-up more than four Million dollars between 2014 and 2015. But, this will depend entirely on the 2019 budget…

SIMA remind Ship Buyers

THE Solomon Islands Maritime Administration (SIMA) strongly remind ship buyers who intend to purchase vessels overseas and import it into the country to visit SIMA office and follow the process there. Speaking to the Solomon Star yesterday, Director of SIMA, Jonah Mitau strongly remind ship buyers, especially Members of Parliament (MPs) to visit SIMA office,…

Qazobatu’s sentencing deferred

THE sentencing of the former employee of the Central Bank of Solomon Islands (CBSI) who confesses to stealing more than SBD$400,000 from the bank has been deferred to October 30. The matter of Tommy Qazobatu who pleaded guilty to 19 counts of larceny & embezzlement by clerk or servant has been listed on Friday for…

3-yr-old raped, suspect nabbed

THE Sexual Assault Team (SAT) of the Royal Solomon Island Police Force (RSIPF) have arrested and charged a 16-year-old youth for allegedly raping a 3-year-old girl at Lengarauna Village, Visale in North West Guadalcanal on 19 October 2018. Assistant Commissioner (AC) Crime and Intelligence Ian Vaevaso says, “The suspect was arrested and charged with one…

17 drunk-drivers caught, charged

SEVENTEEN people have been caught and charged for driving under the influence of liquor over the weekend. Police Commissioner Matthew Varley this week said, 17 drivers last weekend alone makes him angry and sad that people are still not getting the message. “…and people are still willing to take other people’s lives in their hands…