A call to reactivate Avu-Avu Police post

A FORMER Councillor of Peace and Monitoring Council Casper Joseph Fa’asala calls on responsible authorities to reactivate the police post at AvuAvu. He made the appeal in response to recent incidents of rape and murder in the Weathercoast area of Guadalcanal. Mr Fa’asalas aid this issues and conflicts will never stop; it has been going…

ON HOLD

USP holds back students’ grades due to arrears By SIMON ABANA HUNDREDS of government-sponsored students’ final grades are on-hold due to unpaid arrears incurred in semester two of the 2017 academic year. Severely hit are students studying at the University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Laucala and Honiara campuses. USP released semester two grades this…

HUNGER STRIKE

Vietnamese man skips meal in protest By TEDDY KAFO  A VIETNAMESE National Van Thang Nguyen went on hunger strike at the Rove police cell, West Honiara since the weekend. A well placed source within the Correctional Services told the Solomon Star that the Vietnam man refused to eat his daily meals provided to him at…

PM Hou opens 9th Premiers Conference in Malaita

Prime Minister Rick Hou on Monday formally opened the 9th Premier’s Conference in Auki Malaita Province. This was his first formal appearance outside of Honiara since taking office as the Solomon Islands Prime Minister on November 15, 2017. Speaking during the official opening of the week long premier’s conference PM Hou assured the provincial premiers…

Sikua warns gov’t on on deadly beetle

THE presence of the devastating rhinoceros beetle in North East Guadalcanal is a major threat to oil palm investment in the area. That’s according to Parliamentary Independent leader Dr Derek Sikua in parliament last Friday. Dr Sikua said if nothing is done to curb the seriousness of this widely spread pest in the Guadalcanal plains,…

The ninth Premier’s Conference opening today

The ninth Premier’s Conference is set for its formal opening in the Malaita Provincial capital of Auki today. The Malaita Provincial Premier Peter Ramohia officially opened the ninth Premier’s Conference with the theme “Resourcing Provincial Infrastructure for Vibrant Economic Development,” at 9am on Monday. Speaking to the Solomon Star office in Auki on Sunday afternoon,…