Third logger leaves Malaita without logs 

A THIRD logging company has left Malaita Province on Monday due to outstanding dues to the province. Woodland Enterprises Logging company was forced to leave on Monday without any round log.  Speaking to the Solomon Star in an exclusive interview on Tuesday, resource owner Max Bobby said Woodland Enterprises loaded its machines and left on…

Court sheriff denies bribery claim

DEPUTY Sheriff of the High Court Bobby Waleferatelia has denied bribery allegations leveled against him in Gizo, Western Province, last week. It was alleged that Waleferatelia had attempted to bribe Western Province officials when he was part of a team including a police officer, reps from the judgment creditor of the controversial KHY area in…

Inflation stable in December 2019

The country’s inflation better known as the change in the National Consumer Price Index (CPI) has risen +0.3 percent to 106.9 in November but remains stable at 106.9 in December 2019.  Solomon Islands National Statistics Office (SINSO) revealed in its latest statistical report released by the Government Statistician Douglas Kimi recently. “Through the year, compared…

PM opens ICTSU’s new office 

PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare on Monday opened the new office headquarters of the Government’s Information, Communication and Technology Support Unit (ICTSU) and its project initiatives achievements package. “We are witnessing the official launch of this magnificent office building, the Government Data Centre, ICT Technical Training and Learning labs and the ICT Five Year Strategic Plan,”…

Gov’t online gateway launched

A NEW and exciting Government online gateway (portal) went live on the internet on Monday 2nd March, making it much easier to find information about the Government and the services it provides with the click of a button. Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare, Finance Minister Harry Kuma, Public Service Minister Frederick Kologeto, Police Minister Anthony Veke…

Establishing SI-PNG business links 

Papua New Guinea (PNG) Prime Minister James Marape’s three-day state visit to the country has been described as a historical one. Apart from the entourage of high-level government officials, Ministers, and the media accompanying such state visit, there was also a delegation comprising of 42 business representatives from PNG, a statement from Solomon Islands Chamber…

Passengers urged to keep trash

A GIZO resident has urged passengers arriving onboard vessels from Honiara to dispose of their trash in the right place. Mary Harley Reggie, a betel nut vendor said a lot of passengers arriving at the wharf have displayed a careless attitude when it comes to disposing of their trash. “They just dump their trash into…