PM visits Winston ravaged Fiji village

PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare was flown by an Australian defense force helicopter on Thursday for a visit to Fiji’s Nakodu Mudu village – one of the hardest hit areas by Cyclone Winston. All buildings in the village situated in Fiji’s northern island of Koro – homes, church and school buildings and classrooms – as well…

Smoker kicked out of public bus

AN ill-mannered smoker was kicked out of a public bus this week after fellow passengers bitterly complained to the driver and his conductor. The Solomon Star was told the male passenger was smoking his cigarette when he entered the bus heading from the eastern side into the city. Passengers in the bus voiced their dissatisfaction…

SI launches gender assessment report

With the theme ‘Promise to fairness, zero discrimination’ International Women’s Day was celebrated in Honiara on Tuesday. It also marks the launch of the country gender assessment report supported by the Asian Development Bank (ADB). The Minister for women, youth, children and family affairs – Honourable Freda Soriakomua Tuki, when officiating at the celebrations today…

Taneti Maamau declared new president of Kiribati

RNZI: Kiribati’s Chief Justice Sir John Muria has officially declared Taneti Maamau as the new president of Kiribati. In a nationwide live declaration, Sir Muria confirmed this after the counting of votes from yesterday’s Presidential election, declaring Mr Maamau the president after he won a majority of votes at nearly 20,000. An Air Kiribati special…

Christian Care Centre wins Australian High Commissioner’s Women’s Day Award

The Australian High Commissioner’s International Women’s Day award was presented to the Christian Care Centre yesterday for their work in helping women and children affected by gender based violence in Solomon Islands. The annual Australian High Commissioner’s International Women’s Day Award recognises inspirational and pioneering Solomon Islands groups and individuals who show leadership, innovation and…

Opposition calls on MDPAC

THE Parliamentary Opposition Group is calling on the Ministry of Development Planning and Aid Coordination (MDPAC) to inform the public which ministries had already submitted their 2016 development budget work plans. To add on, MDPAC must also inform the people accordingly as to which ministries had had their submissions approved. The Opposition made this call…

Mbike shooting suspects to know destiny tomorrow

The fate of the four people accused of the Mbike Island shooting incident in 2014 will be known tomorrow. This followed the short form preliminary inquiry conducted on the case yesterday before Principal Magistrate Fatima Taeburi. Aikan Maelausia, Harrison Niumalefo, Billy Kanakana Ringasui and Julyn Mika will know tomorrow as to whether they will be…

Aipia wants discovered minerals back

A MEDICAL doctor who led a team to salvage suspected “gold bars” from a sunken ship in the Malaita Outer Islands wanted those wrecks back. Dr Reginald Aipia broke his silence on Wednesday after experts from the Ministry of Mines and Energy revealed the suspected treasure were not gold as earlier speculated. “I have my…

Lilo vs Tanangada case for Friday

The election petition hearing between the former Prime Minister and Member of Parliament for Gizo/Kolombangara Constituency Gordon Darcy Lilo and his rival Jimson Fiau Tanangada has been moved to tomorrow afternoon. The reason for the adjournment was because Nuatali Tongarutu of ANT Legal Service who represents the petitioner Lilo is being admitted at the National…