1st March declared as a Public Holiday

GCU: The Solomon Islands Government wishes to advise all Government Ministries and Agencies, Business Houses, Diplomatic Missions and International Agencies and the General Public that Tuesday 1st of March 2016 has been declared as a “National Day of Mourning” in honour of the Late Sir Peter Kenilorea who passed away on Thursday 25th of February…

Tough Stand

PM will not tolerate sexual harassment PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare says he is taking a tough stand against any forms of sexual harassment occurring within any top government office including his. Mr Sogavare made the strong warning yesterday following an article in the Sunday Star alleging his office is being rocked by sexual harassment claims…

PMO rocked by sex claim

The Office of the Prime Minister has been rocked by internal sexual harassment claims. A prominent female political appointee claimed she has been sexually harassed time and again by the recently appointed Special Secretary to the Prime Minister (SSPM), Andrew Muaki. The female, who is married, made the allegation in a letter she wrote to…

Ngava hails ITA owner

The ITA Hardware in Honiara has been commended for taking the initiate to facelift front of its main shop in Honiara. Honiara City Town and Country Planning Board chairman, Eddie Ngava told the Sunday Star the council is happy to see ITA Hardware stepping in with its own plans. “The board is grateful for the…

PNG supports special MSG leaders’ summit

The Papua New Guinea Government has expressed its support for the convening of a special summit for the Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) leaders in April. Port Moresby’s support for the special summit to discuss issues affecting the MSG Secretariat was articulated in meetings between the MSG Chair, Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare and the Papua New…

Dial 933 for weather only

The Weather forecast Division of the Ministry of Environment and Meteorology has called on members of the public to dial the free toll number 933 strictly for enquiries on information about weather conditions only. Chief Weather Forecaster officer Fred Ferah sounded the warning after a number of people took advantage of the free-toll telephone number…

Weather office lacks ‘right equipment’

 While weather office continues to update the nation with daily updates daily, the office still lacks the right equipment to enable it do its job effectively. Chief of weather forecaster, Fred Ferah told the Sunday Star that one of the most important equipment the office is lacking is the Radar. “A Radar is very important…

Temotu urged to choose right leaders

Former deputy premier of Temotu Province, Malachi Mekano urges the people of Temotu to choose leaders with strong ambitions to lead the provincial assembly. In an interview with the Sunday Star, Mekano said Temotu Province needs leaders with vision and determination to lead the province. Mekano said in the past former Provincial leaders and the…

City facelift plan still in progress

Honiara City Council’s plan to facelift the central business district within the Point Cruz area is progressing well. Town and Country Planning Board Chairman, Eddie Ngava told the Sunday Star that the council has started the process by engaging in consultations with property owners of the existing buildings which will be demolished and replaced with…

MPs urged to be use shipping grant wisely

Deputy Prime Minister Manasseh Maelanga had urged Members of Parliament who were given shipping grants to purchase vessels for their respective constituencies.  Maelanga, who is also MP for East Malaita, made the call during the commissioning of Temotu Vatud Constituency’s new ship, MV Vatu, yesterday. Maelanga said that while many MPs are seeking funding assistance…