First Brisbane/Munda flight likely June

THE first international commercial flight from Brisbane into Munda is proposed for June this year. Minister for Communication and Aviation Peter Shanel Angovaka revealed this in Parliament during the committee of supply in parliament last Monday. “The first flight from Brisbane to Munda is being targeted for June.” Parliament resolved into committee of supply to…

Anti-corruption experts here

TWO anti-corruption experts from overseas are in the country as part of their visit to the Pacific region. They are Nikola Sandoval and Alejandro Salas, who are based in Berlin, Germany. “They are visiting Solomon Islands with the aim of recognizing the notable efforts developed by local partner Transparency Solomon Islands, and to better inform…

EMPTY HANDED

Graduates handed empty envelops, no certificates SOME students who graduated from the Solomon Islands National University (SINU) last Thursday have expressed disappointment after being handed empty envelopes without their certificates. One of the students, George Gwamani, told the Solomon Star that he was disappointed with this practice. “I opened that envelop after receiving it but…

FINAL ATTEMPT

If land issues persist, Bina project will be struck off By AATAI JOHN LAUNGITHE Government has warned the Bina Harbour project in Malaita province will be left out for good if the ongoing land dispute is not resolved by this year. Minister for Fisheries and Marine Resources John Maneniaru revealed this in Parliament last week.…

Three RSIPF members received certificates as qualified armourers

Three officers of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) working in the National Respond Department (NRD) have received their certificates as qualified armourers from the Commissioner of Police, Matthew Varley on Thursday at the Rove Police Headquarters. The three officers on 28 February 2018 completed written, oral and practical examination undertaken to assess competency…

Girl dies from Snake bite

A young girl in her 20s lost her life after she was bitten by a poisonous snake while tending to her garden.    The incident happened early this week in an inland village in Baegu Asifola, Malaita province. Both the deceased and her younger sister were out gardening when the incident occurred. According to information reaching…