PM: SI will speak for Taiwan

PRIME Minister Rick Hou says that Solomon Islands will continue to speak for Taiwan in the international community. Mr Hou made the remarks during a dinner to mark 107th national day of Republic of China (Taiwan) at the Alvaro de Mendana hotel on Tuesday night. “Solomon Islands will continue to advocate and support for ROC/Taiwan…

PM: SI-Taiwan friendship steady

PRIME Minister Rick Hou says the bilateral friendship between Solomon Islands and Taiwan is growing steadily and cordial over the years. He was speaking during the celebration of the Taiwan day hosted at Mendana Hotel one Tuesday night. Taiwan day falls every October 10 commonly known as ‘Double ten’. “Solomon Islands and Taiwan established diplomatic…

BRIBERY, TREATING VOTERS

OUSTED Member of Parliament (MP) for Temotu, VATUD Constituency Freda Tuki Soriacomua has bribed and treated voters by providing food during the campaigning and voting period in 2014. Thats according to High Court Judge Justice Rex Faukona in his judgment on Monday which resulted in Ms Soriacomua losing her seat. In his ruling Judge Faukona…

Ma’asina Ruru to represent all provinces

THE soon to be re-established of Ma’asina Ruru Movement (MRM) is currently re-designing itself to take onboard the voices of all nine provinces and represent the entire nations, on issues and challenges Solomon Islanders confronted in this 21st century. Speaking during the Annual General Meeting (AGM) President of Malaita Ma’asina Forum (MMF) Martin Housanau said…

Dunde CHS teachers on retreat to mark day

DUNDE Community High School (CHS) teachers has joined teachers around the globe marked world teachers’ day with a retreat in the Kudukudu Island of Roviana Lagoon, Western Province on Friday. World teachers day was celebrated globally on 10th October.  School Principal Neville Ialangono said some of his teachers were unable to attend the Auki world…

Gwaunafau School needs water

WATER shortage is one of the many issues that is continuing to affect Gwaunafau primary School in East Kwara’ae, Malaita province. The school was without water since its establishment many years back. Head teacher, Patterson Luluania told Solomon Star in an interview that this issue is one of the many issues that continue to slow…

Minister’s Eagon trip clarified

THE Ministry of Forestry and Research (MoFR) has come out to clarify comments made on the Solomon Business Magazine online’s Facebook page as inaccurate and does not reflect the Ministry’s actual work plans. Comments made alleged Minister Samuel Manetoali’s recent visit to Eagon Pacific Plantation Limited’s (EPPL) as politically driven; describing it as an eleventh…

Public alerted over break-ins

  POLICE Commissioner Matthew Varley is reminding people to take precautionary measures in looking after their homes following concerns of growing increase in house robbery, theft and break-ins. Mr Varley gave out this crime prevention message as police are starting to be concerned about the potential for a growing increase in house robbery, theft and…

TSI slams report on border crossing

Transparency Solomon Islands (TSI) says it is alarmed at the front-page media report on Island Sun newspaper which stated the cross border registration is okay. The report appeared in the paper on Monday 8thh October 2018 with the headline ‘Border – Crossing okay’ and again in yesterday’s Island Sun. In a statement TSI said the…