Landowners unhappy with SSPM appointment

GOLD Ridge Landowners have expressed displeasure with the appointment of Rence Sore to the post of Special Secretary to the Prime Minister (SSPM).  Mr. Sore was the PS of Mines, Energy and Rural Electrification who was removed by the past NCRA government over the $18m royalty scandal around 2011/2012. It was alleged that as PS…

My plan for the city

Alfrence Inoga Fatai recently returned to city council politics to claim the mayor’s job. In his victory speech, he spoke of change as what is needed to make Honiara a better city for everyone to live.  “Let us introduce changes in all sectors – you want change, I want change, all of us want change,”…

Call to discuss city boundary

Member of Parliament for Central Honiara, Moffat Fugui says the issue of Honiara City boundary should be discussed thoroughly. He said this during the swearing in of the newly elected city councilors last week. Fugui said the issue of Honiara boundary is that, it cannot be extended further and for decades, Guadalcanal, as host of…

White River clinic to reopen soon

White River Clinic in west Honiara will be reopened within two weeks, Assistant Director Nursing of the Honiara City Council (HCC), Moses Karuni said. Karuni said their renovation work will finish soon and they are certain that the official opening will occur within two weeks from now. White River clinic is amongst the damaged health…

New Malaita gov’t urged to be serious

Malaitan Jonah Myles says the incoming provincial government should remove all political appointees engaged by the last government. His comments came as the province prepares to elect its new premier this week. Myles said the province needs a new breed of leaders and public servants. “We need to get rid of the old breed from…

Money scheme hits rock-bottom

Operator of so-called fast money-making scheme 5 Golden Dreams Investment Norman Bade, says the scheme has hit rock bottom and has no money left to repay his clients’ deposits. Bade, who is based at Lata, Temotu, made this latest revelation to the Sunday Star. He has more than 2000 clients who deposited various amounts of…

Police arrest man over killing

Kirakira police in Makira-Ulawa Province have arrested a man in his 20s in relation to an alleged killing at Waihaoru village in west Bauro on New Year’s Day. Makira Ulawa Provincial Police Commander Richard Hane confirmed this. He added the suspect is now in the Kirakira Police custody. He said at the moment Police Officers…

Eight for 2015 Honours and Awards

Governor-General Sir Frank Ofagioro Kabui has announced the 2015 Honours and Awards during his New Year’s address to the nation. The following names have been approved by Her Majesty the Queen for the Order of the British Empire (OBE); Charles Kelly for service to the Red Cross Society, Dr. Juyuk Daniel Quan for services to…

Fugui calls for cooperation

Central Honiara MP, Moffat Fugui calls Honiara City councilor to work closely with their members in the national government. He said the past term has seen a big gap between national leaders and councilors. “At times certain projects become aligned together, doing the same thing,” he said. Fugui said this has to be relooked at…