SIGIMANU MOVED

Female PS reassigned under controversial circumstances A PROMINENT permanent secretary has been reassigned to another government ministry under highly controversial circumstances. Ethel Sigimanu is now the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Justice and Legal Affairs after she was removed from the Ministry of Women, Youth, Children and Family Affairs (MWYCFA). “….yes, I was reassigned…

Chinese shop owner attacked in robbery

A CHINESE shop owner was rushed to the National Referral Hospital last night after he was slashed on the head with a bush knife in his shop along the Vura road, opposite the Kukum SDA School. The robbery took place after two youths entered the JMY Shop at around 7pm. The injury was reportedly serious,…

WHERE’S OUR ALLOWANCE?

Students confront ministry as gov’t poor cash flow persists GOVERNMENT sponsored students at the Solomon Islands National University (SINU) yesterday confronted the Ministry of Education Human Resource Development (MEHRD) about their delayed allowances. Hundreds of frustrated students fronted the National Training Unit (NTU) office at Tongs building, Point Cruz, to seek answers. “We want urgent…

Weeklong SOSA celebration underway

THE weeklong event to mark Selwyn College’s 46th anniversary has kicked off yesterday with a march parade by former and current students. The parade by members of Selwyn Old Scholars Association (SOSA) was supported by the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF). The main event to kick off the event was staged at Lawson Tama.…

Two wards in Isabel welcomes leader

Havulei and Kia wards of Isabel Province have recently played host to their Member of Parliament and Leader of the Opposition Group, Honorable Jeremiah Manele. Mr Manele and his wife madam Jocelyn Manele have visited the Havulei and Kia wards from the 5th to 10th June 2017, the previous week. The Opposition Leader’s visit was…

Peace forum set to kick off

THE two day National Dialogue on Sustaining Peace and Stability in Solomon Islands is set to kick off in Honiara, Monday. It will end on Tuesday. Mr Sogavare will play host to the event which is a collaborative effort by the Prime Minister’s Office, Ministry of National Unity, Reconciliation and Peace and Ministry of Women,…

Bellona serious in reviving soccer, netball

BELLONA island in Renbel province is serious in raising the standards of soccer and netball on the Island. Secretary of Bellona ward nine sports association Bratt Puia told the paper after the successful prize presentation of a sports tournament to revitalize reports on the island. Rugby is the much loved sports in the province. Following…

Renbel premier queries Blue Boat call

Despite a courtesy call to the Ministry of Fisheries, calls to consider giving the blue boats to Renbel province is yet to be replied by the government and AG office, Rennell Bellona provincial Collin Singamoana says on Sunday. “To date there is no response from the high authority regarding my call. “I am awaiting a…

Not a cyclone

THE Solomon Islands Meteorological Service (SIMS) weather desk has confirmed that the current bad weather that is affecting the country since last week is not a cyclone. This came following enquiries received by the Solomon Star from members of the public, especially those in Honiara and the provinces. People have feared that there might be…

Financial status update likely this week

Government through the Ministry of Finance and Treasury is expected to provide a formal statement about the nation’s current financial status sometimes this week. Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Finance and Treasury Harry Kuma in an email sent to this paper said they are done with the statement and await the Minister Snyder Rini…