MP clarified disputes in Vanikoro

Member of Parliament (MP) for Temotu Vatu Freedah Tuki Soriacomua rubbishes claims made by her election rivals, who resort to criminal attitudes to disturb the constituency project to develop a growth centre in Vanikoro. It was reported to this paper that Member of Parliament (MP) for Temotu Vatu Fredah Tuki Soriacomua is aligning with Ngu…

Our students at Goroka safe, but traumatised

LOCAL students studying at University of Goroka (UOG) in the highlands of Papua New Guinea (PNG) are currently seeking safety under the care of an university staff, who worked as a patron for Solomon students. This was relayed to the paper via social media by the students’ patron, who is a Solomon Islander working at…

PS: Report corrupt officers

Permanent Secretary (PS) for the Ministry of Finance and Treasury (MoFT) Harry Kuma urged public and government officers to report cases of fraud within government ministries, so that we get rid of corrupt officers. Speaking to the Solomon Star in an exclusive interview Kuma said anyone who has any knowledge of public officers manipulating the…

Gov’t must stop ‘advance pay’

A FOREIGN investor in the country has suggested that in order for Solomon Islands Government (SIG) to avoid ghost companies, mediated in the awarding of contract jobs is to stop the advance payment system. Speaking to the Solomon Star, the investor, who asked not to be named, said he had noticed that the system practised…

PM opens fisheries meeting

Fisheries resources will continue to occupy center stage in policy discussions for many pacific countries because of their importance to island economies that calls for more active surveillance of its stock, said Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare as he opened a regional workshop on fisheries management in Honiara yesterday. The two-day meeting brings together regional ministers…

Water tanks for Mt Alasa’a

A community success story from Malaita AUSTRALIA is helping communities on Mt Alasa’a, Malaita access clean drinking water by providing twenty water tanks. The Mt Alasa’a Community Water Tank Project has provided 1,209 people with access to clean drinking water through the construction of 20 water tanks across twelve communities as well as the Busurata…

Ministry acknowledges blood donors

THE MINISTRY of health and medical services together with its donors partners, Red Cross and other helping non-government organization (NGOs)  have acknowledged all the blood donors. Director of medical laboratory at the National Referral Hospital Alfred Dofai said the ministry and its donor partners are really pleased and appreciate all blood donors for their sacrifice…

Tension will affect investment: Barker

Port Moresby (The National) – AN economist says disruptions to business operations by public protests may incur additional costs to business operators. Institute of National Affairs executive director Paul Barker told The National last week following tension in Port Moresby last week saying the situation would have some impact on investment confidence as well.  Commenting…