PM commends FFA

PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare MP has commended the work done by the Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA) in the Solomon Islands and the region. Speaking during a courtesy visit made by FFA’s Director-General to the Office of the Prime Minister and Cabinet on Friday prime minister stated that FFA has contributed a lot to…

‘STOP THE BLAME’

The Republic of China (Taiwan) Embassy Office in Honiara has described the way some Members of Parliament (MP) are blaming Taiwan for failing to build infrastructure and create job opportunities at their constituencies as ridiculous. Speaking to this paper in an exclusive interview, a spokesperson for the Embassy said according to Taiwan foreign policy, Taiwan…

Australian PM to visit Honiara

RNZI: SCOTT Morrison’s first overseas trip after his re-election as Australian Prime Minister will be to the Solomon Islands. The newspaper, The Australian, reports that it’s motivated by China’s attempts to persuade the Solomon Islands to sever its ties with Taiwan, and US warnings that Chinese interference in the Pacific is leading to “the possibility…

DPP to retire after 28 years with office

  THE Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Ronald Bei Talasasa is now ready to hand over the baton after serving the office for almost 29 years. The flamboyant and hardworking director told this paper that after almost 13 years as DPP, he now decides to hand the baton over. “I have served as a prosecutor…

Girls urged to get HPV vaccination

HAYLEEN SAMANI, a 14 year old girl of White River School, West Honiara is the first female student to have been vaccinated with the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine against cervical cancer on Wednesday at SIBC to officially launch the vaccination campaign against the killer disease. Ms Samani appealed to all young girls between the ages…

Call to combat kwaso brewing

Leaders should act together and put an end to kwaso (home-brew) brewing nationwide so as to avoid kwaso related problems in the country. Timothy Beliga of West Kwara’ae in Malaita Province made the call through Solomon Star Auki saying that kwaso is the culprit responsible for most of the domestic problems in the rural communities…

Unlicensed driver fined

A man who confesses to drink driving and driving without a valid driver’s license has been fined a total of $3,500 this week in the Honiara Magistrates’ Court. Tender Poloso was sentenced after he pleaded guilty to one count of presence of alcohol in a person’s blood and driving without license. Magistrate Zazariko Vagibule imposed…