Sir Moon Pin Quan farewelled

A DEVOTED father, a national hero and a legend to all is what Late Sir Moon Pin Literati Quan will be remembered for. These were the sentiments highlighted yesterday during a memorial service for Late Sir Quan held at Holy Cross Cathedral. The service was attended by Chief Justice Sir Albert Palmer and his wife,…

Illegal activities exposed

‘Sex-workers pose threat to the nation’ FREQUENT illegal visits by local sex-workers to foreign vessels that dock at the Honiara habour pose a big risk of contracting and spreading COVID-19 into the city. This was brought to light by Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare on Monday in his nation-wide address as he warns sex-workers against visiting…

Stop MPs increase entitlement

‘Wale says our economy cannot handle the pressure’ OUTSPOKEN Leader of the Opposition and Member of Parliament for Aoke/Langalanga out rightly says the Parliamentary Entitlement Commission (PEC) should not consider any increase in Members of Parliament (MPs) entitlement. He made this profound statement after the media reported that the Government has proposed a massive increases…

SCHOOL TRAGEDY

Fire razes Tenakoga Adventist High School double classrooms   AN early morning blaze has left damages worth SBD$2.5 million to Tenakoga Adventist High School in North East Guadalcanal after a two-storey classroom complex was burnt to the ground around 4am on Thursday morning. Reports reaching the paper said staff and students were alerted about the…

SINSO: Visitor Arrivals here remain low

A SIGNIFICANT decline in international arrivals continues to be recorded since restrictions were imposed on International flights by the Solomon Islands Government towards the end of March 2020. The latest Visitor Arrivals bulletin released by National Statistician Douglas Kimi on Tuesday 31st August 2021 confirmed this. The report showed the total arrivals for fourth quarter…

Western border can manage outbreak

CHAIRMAN of the National Disaster Operations Committee Loti Yates said in the event that COVID-19 breakout happens in the Western Border they can manage the situation. “But it will be a huge challenge logistically and financially for the government,” he revealed this in response to a question on how the government will respond with a…

SINU’s FUTURE AT STAKE

Confidential report paints a grim future of SINU   A CONFIDENTIAL report on the on-going saga at the Solomon Islands National University (SINU) has painted a grim future for the nation’s first tertiary institution if the government does not intervene. The Solomon Star has obtained a copy of the seven-page report, which among other things…