SINU introduces new fee system

SOLOMON Islands National University (SINU) management has introduced a new system of paying fees for this year. Pro-vice chancellor Academic, Professor Basil Marasinghe confirmed that the changes will require students to make separate fee payment for single course units instead of lumping them together for a year’s program fee. He said the new system allows…

Police warn against overloading of truck

TRUCK owners are urged to abide by the traffic safety rules when loading their vehicles. Honiara traffic police commander Vincent U’upwe made the reminder. This was after the Solomon Star exposed an overloaded vehicle along the Prince Philip highway, which led to the arrest of the driver of the vehicle on Tuesday this week. Mr…

Cleansing of illegal businesses explained

GOVERNOR of Northern Province in Papua New Guinea, Gary Juffa has insisted that the actions of his government against certain foreign run businesses do not target a specific ethnic group but all foreign run illegal businesses. He also pointed out that there was a need to protect PNG business opportunities and prevent the loss of…

Papangu church work can now continue

PAPANGU community in North Guadalcanal can now continue with their initial construction of a permanent church building. The community on Wednesday received 40 pieces of corrugated roofing iron and other building materials made possible from constituency funds. Member of Parliament (MP) for North Guadalcanal Samson Maneka hand over the materials to community representatives yesterday. The…

Gov’t supports Bloody Ridge project

PRIME Minister Hon Manasseh Sogavare said the Democratic Coalition for Change Government is committed to ensuring the proposed United States ‘Bloody Ridge Project’ on Guadalcanal is successfully implemented. The Bloody Ridge Project proposes the turning of Bloody Ridge into a US Memorial Park. Bloody Ridge is situated between the Honiara International Airport and Tenaru. The…

Taiwan launches new eVisa system

TAIWAN officially launched an electronic visa (eVisa) application system Tuesday, with citizens of 27 countries, including Solomon Islands, to benefit in the first stage of the system’s implementation, its Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) officials have announced. Roger Luo, deputy director-general of MOFA’s Bureau of Consular Affairs, said the eVisa system is now open to…

New director for Kilu’ufi hospital

KILU’UFI Hospital in Malaita Province has a new director. He is Dr. Henry Kako This was confirmed yesterday by the Former Director, Mark Maleau. Speaking from Kilu’ufi Hospital, Maeleau said Dr. Kako has officially taken up his new position at the hospital. He said Dr.Kako comes from Malaita Province. The outgoing former director Mr Maeleau…

Man drowns at Auki wharf

AUKI police have retrieved the body of a man believed to have drowned after falling into the sea at Auki wharf, Malaita Province, Tuesday night. Police said the man in his 30’s was believed to have fallen asleep as he was sitting at the rail edge of the wharf while waiting for the arrival of…

Men, juveniles remanded

Four men including two juveniles facing separate criminal offences have been remanded in custody on Tuesday. The juveniles aged 16 and 17 were charged with one count each of burglary and criminal trespass in relation to alleged incidents last December at Tulagi, Central Province. Prosecution alleged they broke into a home and allegedly stole batteries.…

Police detains Lambi suspect

THE Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) has arrested a suspect allegedly responsible for killing a man at Lambi area northwest Guadalcanal, Monday night this week. Guadalcanal police commander, Nixon Manetonga told Solomon Star that his officers attended to the scene and arrested the suspect the same night. He said from evidence gathered by the…