Students receive allowance

GOVERNMENT sponsored students studying at the University of South Pacific’s (USP’s) Laucala Campus in Fiji have finally received their March allowances, Friday. This was confirmed by Solomon Islands Students Association (SISA) to the Solomon Star. Over the weeks, students have expressed frustration in the media over the delay of their March allowances. However, it was…

Police receive gun claim reports

POLICE are looking into reports they received regarding some members of the public still being in possession of guns. Deputy Police Commissioner Juanita Matanga stated this when asked by a reporter if police are aware of those reports.  “Yes, we continue to work on it,” Ms Matanga said. She confirmed police received some reports on…

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…

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…

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…