$48M FOR SINU

THE Government through the Ministry of Education and Human Resources Development (MEHRD) has announced an increase in budget support to the country’s national university by providing $48 million this year. This is an increase of $4 million from $44 million last year. This was announced in Parliament last week by the Minister responsible Lanelle Tanangada…

Vaccines expire soon

THE first batch of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccines will expire on 18th July this year and the government wants the vaccines to be used up before its expiry date. That’s according to Dr. Ibrahuim Dadari from UNICEF- Solomon Islands when speaking during Sunday’s talk-back-show at the national broadcaster. And the government also wants all 24,000 vaccines to be used…

Sade’s absence at reconciliation angers MP 

The absence of Guadalcanal Premier, Francis Sade on yesterday’s ‘Chupu’ reconciliation ceremony between the Gold Ridge Mining Limited (GRML) and downstream communities of the Tailings dam facility has angered Samson Maneka. Saturday’s ceremony was between Gold Ridge Mine Limited, Kolobisi Tailings Dam Association, Metapona Downstream Association and Kuara Downstream Community at Pitukoli, North Guadalcanal.   At…

Waimapuru NSS faces dormitory shortage issue 

Waimapuru National Secondary School (NSS) in the Makira province does not have enough spaces to accommodate form six and seven students.  Reporter s reaching the paper yesterday stated due to limited spaces in the dormitory, some form six and seven students were forced to sleep in the school’s poultry, laboratory, and the classroom.  “This is…

Residents concerned over the rise of thieves 

The rise of thieving incidents in Gizo has raised serious concerns by residents, the Sunday Star was told. Reports reaching this newspaper’s office in Gizo last week claimed, Gizo residents are now stepping up on precautionary measures as the thieving incidents continue to increase. Some residents have also reported that the stealing of valuable properties…

Miss Solomon responds to termination

Miss Solomon Islands Gladys Habu has responded to her termination. In a public statement released on her official Facebook page, Ms. Habu said a number of false allegations had been levelled against her. See the full statement below; My good citizens of Solomon Islands. I trust that many of you have been following the recent news…

THE OLSSONS RETURN

AUSTRALIAN couple, Fred and Gloria Olsson will be back in the dock next Friday following an order by presiding judge, John Keniapisia at the High Court in Honiara, Friday. The Olssons, like parties in the case, would use the time between now and Friday to prepare fresh submissions on the issue of jurisdiction and whether…

Seleso hits back at Premier Sade

MINISTER for Provincial Government and Institutional Strengthening calls on the Premier of Guadalcanal Province to stop his media tirades, man up and talk to him as responsible leaders would do.  Rollen Seleso made the statement following the Premier’s call on the Prime Minister to remove or reshuffle the minister for delaying the release of the…