Fate of PAs

CAUCUS is still to decide on the fate of 17 political appointees of the Democratic Coalition for Change (DCC) government whose contracts have expired on 18th April. Special Secretary to the Prime Minister, Andrew Muaki is currently overseas. However, acting SSPM, Dr Fred Isom Rohorua said when Muaki returns, he will deal with the political…

Opposition queries MPs shipping grants

THE Parliamentary Opposition Group is calling on the Government to release the names of Members of Parliament (MPs) who are recipients of the 2016 shipping grant. In a statement on Monday, the Opposition Group says it is aware that a good number of MPs including senior Government MPs have already been allocated their shipping grants.…

Fathers undergo training

MORE than 30 fathers from Susu community in Rovatu Catholic parish, central-east Guadalcanal have successfully completed their training over the weekend. The training was aimed at equipping fathers with leadership knowledge on how to lead their families and to be role model. It started Friday and ended on Sunday. According to John Toki, this initiative…

Mosquito net distribution starts in Guadalcanal

Malaria division Guadalcanal province has started distribution of mosquito nets in Guadalcanal province last week. This mass distribution is conducted every three years, and it is very important and main activity for us in this year. Because the reduction of malaria cases year after year reflects the important and effect of LLIN (Long Lasting Insecticidal…

Tourism council stages successful Open Day

SOLOMON Islands Tourism Industry Council (SITIC) has successfully staged an Open Day, at the National Museum in Point Cruz last Friday. The Council has been in existence for the last seven years. ‘Developing Tourism in Solomon Islands through Alliance’ was the theme for the Open Day. SITIC’s vision is to provide members, associates and affiliation…

Tourism council stages successful Open Day

SOLOMON Islands Tourism Industry Council (SITIC) has successfully staged an Open Day, at the National Museum in Point Cruz last Friday. The Council has been in existence for the last seven years. ‘Developing Tourism in Solomon Islands through Alliance’ was the theme for the Open Day. SITIC’s vision is to provide members, associates and affiliation…

New bank’s CEO pledges assurance

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the newly accepted commercial bank BRED Bank, has assured the public of top service they will be adding to the banking services here. Owen Thompson said they are looking forward to providing best and quality service to the people of Solomon Islands. “We’ve worked on our strategies to suit…

Ministry unaware of claims

MINISTRY of Police, National Security and Correctional Service is not aware of the former Special Constables’ claims. Permanent secretary, Edmund Sikua revealed this after the former special constables followed up on their claims with the government after it paid out $15 million to ex-combatants before the New Year eve last year. Solomon Star understands about…

Bail granted for men in Water front clash

Bail has been granted for the three men who allegedly involved in a clash at the Water Front nightclub. Deputy Chief Magistrate Shepherd Lapo imposed a cash bail of $1, 000 for each of the accused attached with strict bail condition. Their sureties were also ordered to sign a principal bail of $1, 000.  One…