UNIVERSITY CASH-STRAPPED

…Ask fee payers to settle their dues now By LESLEY SANGA SOLOMON Islands National University (SINU) is facing severe cash flow problem due to non-payments of tuition for this year totaling up to $40million. The situation is severely affecting the University’s operation and its ongoing development plans said SINU Vice-Chancellor (Ag) Professor (Dr.) Prem Rai…

FISH PIRACY

National Fisheries Development (NFD) is facing a huge challenge related to fish piracy involving local fishermen illegally collecting fish from the fishing boats in open waters. NFD’s Managing Director Frank Wickham revealed this in an interview describing the incidents as very concerning. NFD operation is based in Noro, Western Province. He claimed there has been…

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…

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…