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…

ROC foreign minister to visit SI

The Embassy of the Republic of China (Taiwan) has announced the upcoming visit of Dr. David Lee, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of China (Taiwan), to Honiara. The tour will be from the 20th to the 23rd of June, a statement from ROC said. Dr. Lee’s visit, under the invitation of his counterpart…

Our Fiji-based students get allowance

GOVERNMENT funded students studying at a number of universities in Fiji have finally received a portion of their much awaited allowance for the month of June. Reports reaching the paper over the weekend said, the students only received FJD$600 (SBD$1800) on Friday. The students were supposed to receive FJD$1040 (SBD$3100) per month. However, its understood…

5 DEAD, 11 MISSING

Marau boat tragedy toll rises Five are confirmed dead, while 11 are still missing from the Marau boat tragedy. As the police patrol boat with local boats combed the seas off Marau in the eastern coast of Guadalcanal, hopes of finding the missing 11 alive become slimmer. Four dead bodies were recovered on Friday after…

15 missing, one dead

FIFTEEN people are still missing when their boat capsized in bad weather on Wednesday while traveling from West Are’are, Malaita province to Marau, east Guadalcanal. Police in Marau have so far rescued eight of the 23 people mostly youths that travelled in the boat. The youths traveled in two separate boats. They are from Uhu,…