Bred Bank slowly progressing

Bred Bank will slowly expand its services throughout the country as things continue to progress, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Owen Thomson assured. Speaking to the Solomon Star in an exclusive interview, CEO said they will see how things progress as they have just open up their banking business last Friday. He says that option to…

Youths realise potential after training

A number of young people who live in informal settlements around Honiara city learned ways to become active peace builders during a peace-building workshop last week. The training was part of a collaborative effort between the United Nations Peace Building Fund (UN PBF) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), United Nations (UN) Woman and…

Dala North launched community bylaw

Chiefs of Dala North community have achieved a milestone after the community successfully launched its community bylaw over the weekend. The chiefs have achieved a milestone in their effort to maintain law and order in their community after the community successfully launched it community by laws over the weekend. Chief Mathias Basase of Dala community…

Students’ unruly behaviour probed

THE Solomon Islands Students Association (SISA) is now investigating the shocking reports of drunken disturbances by some Solomon Islanders studying in Suva, Fiji. SISA president Elijah Raomae told the Solomon Star that investigations into the case started as of Monday. “I want to inform you that we are investigating the allegations of drunken disturbance leveled…

In Court, With Assumpta Buchanan

Abia faces trial for murder charge The High Court  trial of a man accused of murdering another man at White River school field last year starts today in the High Court of Solomon Islands. Suspect Joel Abia faces one count of murder in relation to the allegation on 13 April, 2016 and the High Court…

Corporate businesses urged to invest in Auki

Other corporate businesses are being challenged to go over, invest and do business in Malaita province. Our Telekom marketing manager Robert Szetu issued the challenging words when speaking during Our Telekom business update night over the weekend. The event was held in Auki on Friday night.  Mr. Szetu said he wishes to see other corporate…

Sumitomo withdrawal a setback to the industry: SICCI

The Solomon Islands Chamber of Commerce & Industry (SICCI) has expressed regret over the withdrawal of Japanese nickel mining giant Sumitomo Metal Mining, and called for improvement to the regulatory policies for incoming investors and businesses. SICCI Chair Jay Bartlett said it is unfortunate and regretful for a major international investor such as SMM to…