MASI launches ‘Meet the Editors’

THE Media Association Solomon Islands (MASI) will launch “Meet the Editors” – a weekly radio segment to be aired on SIBC on Saturday directly after the 7pm news. The President of MASI, Mr Leni Dalavera, believes this is an important initiative for media in the Solomon Islands, and more importantly, for the people of the…

Sikua urges gov’t to recruit PS for ministry

THE national government needs to recruit a new permanent secretary for the Ministry of Commerce, Industries, Labour and Immigration (MCILI). Leader of the Independent Group and Member of Parliament for North East Guadalcanal Dr Derek Sikua said the ministry cannot operate without a permanent secretary. “The work of the ministry is very important for this…

Bank robber gets 2 years

A MAN who assisted in robbing the ANZ Automatic Teller Machine at Kwaimani Building, East Honiara, in 2014 has been jailed for two and half years, Wednesday. Severio Sulimae had pleaded guilty to one count of armed robbery and one count of malicious damage. This relates to the incident on the night of 25 July…

Another successful year for HFA 2016 league

The Honiara Football Association (HFA) has successfully staged the prize presentation of the 2016 league for both men and women’s last night at the Lawson Tama stadium. Winning teams for both men and women’s league were full of excitement when they finally received their prizes for their hard work and commitment during the 2016 league.…

Kenilorea takes up PS role

PETER Kenilorea Jnr. has taken up his new role as Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and External Trade. Mr Kenilorea, who arrived back from New York early this month where he had served with the United Nations (UN) for 17 years, confirmed this to the Solomon Star yesterday. He said he actually…

PM: Meeting with O’Neil ‘fruitful’

A NUMBER of issues have been discussed between the Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) Chair and the country’s Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare and the Papua New Guinea (PNG) Prime Minister Peter O?Neill. And the outcome of the meeting was dubbed as ‘very fruitful’ by Mr Sogavare. The two leaders met in Port Moresby on Wednesday, concluding…

HCC pledges to back vendors

HONIARA City Council (HCC) will continue to support all stakeholders to make the market safer, more inclusive and provide literacy training for vendors. That’s according to the Honiara City Council Deputy Clerk Fred Jones who was the guest of honour during the graduation ceremony hosted by UNDP for the Honiara Vendors yesterday at the Saint…

Schmeling happy with performance

The Marist FC Brazilian Coach, Juliano Schmeling is happy with his team’s performance despite their narrow 2-1 defeat to the Vanuatu champions, Erakor FC on Wednesday. Schmeling told OFC media it was an open match which could have ended in favour of either side. He commended both sides for their perseverance and performances. “I’m happy…

Pikinini Rugby registration open

REGISTRATION for Soltuna Pikinini rugby is now open for primary schools wishing to take part in the competition. A statement from the Solomon Islands Rubgy Union (SIRUF) confirmed this to Star Sports this week.  “The Sol tuna Pikinini rugby for primary schools registration is now open,’’ SIRUF said. “We are calling on all the primary…

Police attend to wounding cases

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