Dr Forau new CBSI Deputy Governor

The Central Bank of Solomon Islands (CBSI) has formally announced the appointment of Dr Luke Forau (PhD) as its new Deputy Governor. Dr. Luke Forau, who succeeds former Deputy Governor Gane Alva Simbe, has assumed responsibilities as of Tuesday 18 September. Outgoing Deputy Governor Mr Simbe retired from official duties last week after serving the…

Japanese soldiers’ remains recovered

Japanese Association for Recovery and Repatriation of War casualties (JARRWC) has recovered 88 remains of the Japanese soldiers who have sacrificed their life during the second War World. Their recovery was made possible through the support of the Japanese Association of Solomon Islands and local communities in the country. To bring home their body to…

RSIPF open day this week

In a fulfillment of being “Polis Blo Iu” or “Your Police”, the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) is opening its doors at the Rove Police Headquarters in Honiara and throughout the provinces to the public in a two-day open day program this Thursday and Friday. Assistant Commissioner of Police, National Capital and Crime Prevention…

In Court with Assumpta Buchanan

* Alleged drug-dealer wants lawyer* Mitigation next for reckless youth Alleged drug-dealer wants lawyer A MAN who was caught with a parcel of dried marijuana leaves in his bag at Point Cruz last month is asking for more time to find a lawyer to represent him in court. Jeffery Keia was charged after police found…

ID CARDS WARNING

SIEC issues strong warning on card buying, selling The Office of the Solomon Islands Electoral Commission (SIEC) on Monday issued a stern warning against the practice of ‘buying and selling’ voters identification (ID) cards. In a statement the Office labeled such action as similar to an act of bribery that can lead to heavy penalty…

Cash for ID tale revealed

Corruption in cross-border registration motivated by bribery has continued to be seen in West Honiara Constituency last Friday. The Solomon Star was told that some ignorant youths from East Honiara said they were promised $1,000 each in exchange for their voter Identification (ID) cards, after registering themselves. Around eight people residing in Panatina of East…

PM leaves for UN summit today

PRIME Minister Rick Hou will leave for the 73rd Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York, Friday. The UNGA will convene on Monday next week which the Prime Minister is expected to join other world leaders at the Opening Plenary. The Prime Minister will also be delivering a statement at the…

Aqorau heads new group of educators

A CONSORTIUM of educators and international policy experts aims to develop and inspire a new generation of fisheries leaders across the Pacific Islands region. Pacific Catalyst is a partnership of the University of the South Pacific, the University of Wollongong, Duke University, iTunaIntel and Environmental Defense Fund. Dr Transform Aqorau, former deputy director of the…