Ambassador Fugui vows to fulfill mission 

SOLOMON Islands first Ambassador designate to the Peoples Republic of China (PRC), His Excellency John Moffat Fugui has vowed to meet expectations placed on him by the Government in his new role in Beijing. He was commissioned on Thursday 13 May by the Governor General Sir David Vunagi to formalise his appointment to head the…

Suspect in Gizo death incident nabbed

  OFFICERS of the Royal Solomon Police Force (RSIPF) in Gizo have arrested a 41-year-old male person from Shortland Islands in relation to the death of a 40- year-old male person from Isabel Province at Gizo on 13 May 2021. Provincial Police Commander (PPC) Western Province, Chief Superintendent Mathias Lenialu says, “The suspect was arrested…

Ho’oto: Agriculture vital sector for economy

DEPUTY Secretary Technical for the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (MAL) Michael Ho’ota said agriculture is an important sector for the Solomon Islands’ national economy.  It sustains 85 percent of the rural population with food crops, cash crops, and livestock for their daily livelihoods, food, and social security. Ho’ota made this remarks at the Capacity…

Insurance must be inclusive: Renbel

The Central Bank of Solomon Islands (CBSI) has conducted its last and final insurance policy consultation program at Rennell and Bellona Province on Tuesday this week. This session follows after a year of consultations conducted throughout six provinces in 2020 before the final stop in the last two provinces this year in Temotu and Renbel Province. CBSI…

“I AM INNOCENT”

Councillor Dora declares her innocence in ‘questionable payments’   DORA HUAPII IROFIA – the Councillor whose company was at the centre of alleged questionable payments by the Honiara City Council – has denied any wrong doing, declaring her innocence. Cr. Irofia is the member for Cruz Ward in the Honiara City Council. She was the…

‘STAY OUT’

Mamae urges public to ‘stay out’ of HCC matters   FORMER Mayor and City Councillor for Ngosi Ward, Wilson Mamae has urged the public to refrain from making further blatant allegations and allow the responsible authorities to deal with HCC matters as stipulated in the Special Audit Report. In an exclusive interview with this paper…

Premier Maka’a appeals to Ministries to revisit MOU

THE Makira Ulawa Provincial Premier, Julian Maka’a is appealing to the Ministry of Provincial Governments and Institutional Strengthening to revisit a Memorandum of Understanding it should have discussed with the Ministry of Education and Human Resources Development to have the provinces to deliver services on its behalf. He made the appeal at the handover ceremony…

SINU owed $123M in unpaid tuition

STUDENTS owe the Solomon Islands National University (SINU) nearly $123 million in unpaid tuition fees, the latest figures released by SINU earlier this week have shown. The Solomon Star has obtained a copy of the list, which also shows details of students, their faculties as well as how much they owe in unpaid tuition fees.…