NSO Staff take their COVID-19 jabs

STAFF of the National Statistics Office on Friday 30th April 2021 joined the rest of the country’s citizens in Honiara to take the COVID-19 vaccine before the vaccination program ended. It was already a long queue before the clinic opened at 9am, a clear evidence that most people waited until the final day to take…

5,000 HOMES FOR PUBLIC SERVANTS

Govt: Mamara New Capital City is solution to housing impasse for workers  At least 5, 000 executive houses are to be built for public servants at the Mamara New Capital City, according to the multi-billion dollar development’s Master plan. Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare officially launched the project, dubbed Mamara New Capital City, west of Honiara…

New Wagina Police station coming

THE Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) has witnessed the ground-breaking ceremony on the construction of a new police station at Wagina Island in Choiseul Province on 26 April 2021. Commissioner of police Mostyn Mangau says, “The people of Wagina in Choiseul Province have longing to see the ground-breaking for the Wagina Police Station as…

MFMR, stakeholders meet to develop crewing policy

SOLOMON Islands has taken steps to develop the national crewing policy for fishing vessels that was agreed by the Fisheries Ministers of the Forum Fisheries Committee of the FFA where Solomon Islands is a member. Fisheries Ministers of the 17 Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA) member countries had agreed to implement the crewing policy at a…

Hundreds grace Mamara Township ground breaking 

HUNDREDS have gathered to witness the groundbreaking ceremony of the Mamara Township Development Project last Friday at Mamara, Northwest Guadalcanal.  Attending the ground breaking ceremony was the Prime Minister, Members of Parliament, Government Officials, Premier of Guadalcanal Province and officials, Tandai House of Chiefs, Developer representatives and Metropolis Pacific PTY Ltd, Project Contractor, financial institution and…

Local Fisheries Officers end IEM Training

FISHERIES Compliance officers from the Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources (MFMR) of the Solomon Islands Government (SIG) received training in Investigations and Evidence Management (IEM) from the Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA) Legal team.  The Training was hosted in Munda, Western Province over five days from 19th to 23rd April and delivered by…

Township project a historic milestone: PM

THE ground-breaking ceremony of the Mamara Township Development Project is a historic milestone to be proud of. Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare stated this during the ground-breaking ceremony on Friday morning. “This is the moment we have been looking forward to for the last 25 years. It is the culmination of a journey strategically taken in…

MARA ‘rejects’ renewal of political advisor’s contract

IT has emerged that the Malaita Provincial Executive has ‘rejected’ renewing the contract of Premier Daniel Suidani’s chief political advisor, Celsus Talifilu, insiders told Solomon Star last night. Mr. Talifilu’s contract lapsed last December, the insiders said.  “He and others have been working without contracts since then. This was due to an oversight by Premier…

Public encouraged to contribute in Health bill

THE general public are encouraged to contribute to the Health Emergency Pandemic Bill that is currently before parliament. Special Secretary to Prime Minister (SSPM), Albert Kabui told last week’s Sunday Talk-Back show that this is important, to make public participating and contribution in the making of laws for Solomon Islands. “The Health Emergency Pandemic Bill…