Gizo residents lauds Consumer Affairs, GTC

RESIDENTS of Gizo, the provincial capital of the Western Province have commended the great work done by the Consumer Affairs team within the Ministry of Commerce and the Gizo Town Council for confiscating the huge haul of expired goods last week. Reports reaching the Solomon Star said that last Wednesday, officers from both the Consumer…

Tovosia, Veke speak out after discharge

Member of Parliament (MP) for East Guadalcanal Bradley Tovosia has expressed gratitude saying he can now work freely to serve his people. Tovosia made the statement on Monday after the court acquitted him and Guadalcanal Premier Anthony Veke of all the charges they have been facing. Tovosia thanked his legal representative and everyone who supported…

MMF hits back

MALAITA Ma’asina Forum (MMF) has hit back at Grassroots Association of Solomon Islands (GASI) after it defended its director, Johnny Sy. MMF last week called on the government to remove Sy from Solomon Islands Ports Authority (SIPA) board after it allegedly used his influence to import Pacific rice from overseas. However, Grassroots Association of Solomon…

PNG High Commissioner welcomes new Chief Magistrate

The PNG High Commissioner to Solomon Islands, H.E. Mr. Fred Yakasa officially welcomed John Numapo as the new Chief Magistrate of Solomon Islands at a welcome reception hosted by the High Commissioner at their new Chancery Office in Honiara on Thursday. The reception was attended by Mr Numapo, Permanent Secretary for Justice,Mr.Freddy Mesa,the Deputy Chief…

Grassroots group defends call to remove Sy

The Grassroots Association of Solomon Islands says the call by MMF President Charles Dausabea to remove Director Johnny Sy from the SIPA Board has no grounds. “There absolutely are no grounds at all,” Association President Henry Maniasi said in an interview on Sunday. Mr Maniasi was responding to a call by Mr Dausabea for the…

Trainee doctors fail exam

MOST of the Solomon Islands medical students who have graduated from Cuba and are currently on probation at the National Referral Hospital (NRH) have failed their Medical Dental Board (MDB) exam. The test was conducted by the Ministry of Health and Medical Services (MHMS) after months of attachment at the hospital. Once they pass this…

Road ground-breaking date set

The ground-breaking ceremony to mark the start of the Kukum High Way Road Upgrading Project will start on September 14. The Ministry of Infrastructure Development (MID) confirmed this in a statement. MID previously set the ground-breaking ceremony for 1st September but now it has been moved to 14th next month. Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare will…

Parents rally for school

Please don’t close Aligegeo! Parents of Aligegeo Provincial Secondary School in Malaita have united to urge the national and provincial governments to see to the severe water problem at the school. The school’s water situation has reached critical level, with warning by the school principal that he will close down the school in two weeks’…

Aligegeo faces early closure

ALIGEGEO Provincial Secondary School in Malaita Province is closing down its doors in the next two weeks as a result of the ongoing water crisis affecting the school for the last 10 years. The source supplying water to the entire school was diverted by natural causes leaving nothing to pump into the water supply system.…

Roy gives evidence in false pretence trial

EVIDENCE of the woman accused of obtaining more than $40, 000 from a businessman under false pretence has been completed Friday. Cathy Roy will be calling two other witnesses which the court will hear their evidences on Tuesday next week. She is standing trial for one count of conversion and five counts of false pretence…