HMNZS Wellington here, sailors at civic duty

SAILORS on board the New Zealand Offshore Patrol vessel HMNZS Wellington are currently undergoing renovation work in a number of health centres and the Multipurpose Hall this week. The vessel which arrived early this week is part of a Goodwill visit organised by the New Zealand government. As of yesterday until tomorrow groups of sailors…

$8.9M grant

…After three years Malaita finally receives provincial grant MALAITA province is now qualified to receive its SBD$8.9million grant under the Provincial Government Strengthening Program this year. This was confirmed by the Malaita provincial Premier Peter Chanel Ramohia in an interview on Monday. Mr Ramohia who could not hide his excitement after receiving the news said,…

HMNZS Wellington civic duties in Honiara

A New Zealand Offshore Patrol vessel HMNZS Wellington will berth at Point Cruz this week ahead of a series of commemorations across the Solomon Islands this week. A statement from the New Zealand Embassy said, during this time groups of sailors will be supporting a number of civic activities across Honiara coordinated via New Zealand…

Billion dollar scheme poised corrupt

THE GOVERNMENT’S multi-billion dollar housing scheme had come under public criticism. Many members of the public have contacted Solomon Star by telephone voicing strong opposition and doubts about the credibility of the proposed scheme. Last week the Parliamentary Opposition Leader Jeremiah Manele also strongly lashed out against  the proposed scheme describing it as another fraudulent…

Sore: Moves to deregister FSII an option

Special Secretary to Prime Minister (SSPM) Rence Sore says the move to de-register the popular face book group known as Forum Solomon Islands International (FSII) is just an option because of its political involvement. Speaking to the Solomon Star on Monday Mr Sore said, FSII should remain neutral in their role, not political involvement. “Their…

Saelea: MOU paves the way for development

THE Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) which was signed by the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (MAL), with the Western Provincial Assembly was branded as a way forward for the development of the province. On Monday, the Western provincial government and MAL have signed a deal for oil palm plantation development in the province. Speaking in…

Opposition on PM’s silence

THE PARLIAMENTARY Opposition group says that Prime Minister, Manasseh Sogavare owes a lot of explanation to the people of this country. Opposition Leader, Jeremiah Manele said this amidst the PM’s failure to respond to the serious issues labeled against his government. Speaking to members of the media in a press conference on Sunday, Mr Manele…

West’s palm oil deal

WESTERN Provincial Government (WGP) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Government through the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (MAL) for the development of palm oil plantation in the province. The provincial government delegation led by Primer Pye Roberts Kevu, his deputy Wayne Maepio and others have signed the MOU with Ministry of…

Sore clarifies position

Special Secretary to Prime Minister’s Office (SSPM) says allegation against him as a director to one the companies that took up the proposed housing scheme for public servant is a misunderstanding. Speaking to the Solomon Star on Monday Mr Sore clarifies his position by stating that he is only an appointed interim director in the…