Airlines code-share to continue

The Papua New Guinea Independent Consumer and Competition Commission (ICCC) plans to allow Air Niugini to continue its partnership with Air Vanuatu and Solomon Airlines in their respective code-sharing arrangements. The commission has proposed that this should continue for three years. The code-share services will be provided under flights operated by Air Niugini. The code-share…

Garland is no longer our consul in Sydney

THE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and External Trade (MFAET) says Sir Trevor Garland’s position as Solomon Islands Honorary Consul in Sydney was relinquished in 2014. In a statement, it says since then the ministry has no involvement with Sir Trevor Garland on any Honorary Consul related matters. The clarification comes after Australian police arrested and…

Eight more from Guadalcanal to move to Canada

CANADA has greeted Guadalcanal Province with a New Year’s message which informs the province that eight more persons from the province have been nominated for Permanent Residence in Canada. Thomas Tangithia Mike has received his nomination approval as part of Guadalcanal Province’s partnership with Canadian International Training & Education Corp [CITREC]. He has been offered…

MAL ready to roll in

THE Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (MAL) says it is committed to ensuring the successful roll-out and implementation of Thailand’s One-Country-One Project initiative. Permanent Secretary Jimi Saelea highlighted this, Thursday. Mr Saelea made the assurance following fruitful discussions between the Director General of the Thailand International Cooperation Agency (TICA) Suphatra Srimaitreehithak and her delegation, and…

Police News

Police in Kirakira continue with Safe boat Operation Police at Kirakira in the Makira Ulawa Province have advised the captain of vessel MV Awaka on 19 January 2018 during a safe boat operation to ensure the ship is safe before travel as it appeared the boat was overloaded with passengers. Provincial Police Commander (PPC) Superintendent…

8 MORE TO CANADA

Guadalcanal graduates heading away to work By LYNNISSHA RUNA CANADA has opened its doors for eight more people from Guadalcanal to move in, work, and settle there. Guadalcanal Premier Anthony Veke and Canadian International Training & Education Corp [CITREC] chairman Ashwant Dwivedi revealed this on Friday. Thomas Tangithia Mike will leave shortly to work as…

Police records criminal stats for 2017

The Crime Records Office of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force has recorded 5,457 criminal cases throughout the country in 2017. The record highlights various categories of crimes and in which the highest number of cases recorded was crime against person 1,812; statute offences 1,683; crime against property 1,430; public morality 120 cases and crime…

Su’u F6 students unhappy with results

FORM six students of Su’u National Secondary School in Malaita are not satisfied with their external results for 2017 following the release of the form seven results early this week. A student speaking to the Solomon star in Auki said it was a surprising result for most of the students since most of them have…

Solomon Water future focused

SOLOMON Islands Water Authority, trading as Solomon Water, unveiled its Strategic Plan for the next 30 years to the public this week. The SOE’s Strategic Plan, which sets out its focus up until 2047, was developed for Solomon Water by Australian firm Hunter H20. A Tariff Review is also part of the plan and this…