TSI praises work of JANUS

TRANSPARENCY Solomon Islands (TSI) has congratulated JANUS following its arrest of the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Infrastructure Development Henry Murray and his wife this week. Murray has been charged with 19 counts of official corruption. His wife faces 19 counts of false pretence. These were in relation to a company they set up…

Silent achiever

Meet artist Nelson Horipua THERE are those whose achievements are often celebrated. Equally but regrettably, there are those whose attainments deemed insignificant and often gone unnoticed despite their importance to society. One such group is our artists, whose works received little or no accolade regardless of their economic contributions. This may be because of our…

History in stone

I OFTEN wondered why people of Lau in Malaita Province had to endure such a tedious and laborious task of building artificial islands whilst there is vast uninhabited land on the mainland.    This question has led me on the quest for answers and to right the many myths surrounding the “Salt Water” people as they…

SINU unveils site for new research facility

THE Solomon Islands National University (SINU) on Friday unveiled the site for its Science Research Complex under the School of Natural Resources and Applied Science at Kukum Campus, despite government’s failure to give it its promised grant of $50 million do this year. Ground breaking was done by the Permanent Secretary for Ministry of Agriculture…

Force strengthened with 69 new officers

SEVERAL hundred guests including parents, family members and friends, senior officers of the Government and the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force today witnessed the graduation of 69 recruits as new police constables into the Force. Thirty-five male and 34 female officers representing all the provinces in Solomon Islands graduated from the Mrs Hilda Kari 2017…

COUPLE FACE 38 COUNTS

·      Murray and wife allegedly set up company in 2014 ·      Krash Transport & Marketing allegedly received $1.1m of public funds ·      Couple ordered to pay cash bail of $10,000 each ·      Wife allegedly used ‘maiden name’ to conceal relationship A TOP public officer and his wife accused of defrauding the government of more than…

New security treaty signed

AUSTRALIA and Solomon Islands have signed a new security treaty – one the Solomons’ prime minister hopes will “collect dust” and never be used. In Australia for a week-long visit, the Solomon Islands prime minister, Manasseh Sogavare, said the bilateral security agreement he signed on Monday with the Australian prime minister, Malcolm Turnbull, would provide…

Automatic Hydrometric Weather station in Tingoa

An Automatic hydrometric weather station was installed in Tingoa, West Rennell, UNDP officer in Rennell-Bellona Province confirmed to the Solomon Star. The officer revealed that the Automatic hydrometric weather station is purposely to enhance Climate early warning system and disaster preparedness at the provincial level. “The Automatic hydrometric weather station measures wind speed and wind…