DPM urges ministries to step up 

Deputy Prime Minister and Vice-Chairman of the Coordinating Ministerial Cabinet Committee (CMCC), Manasseh Maelanga has reiterated a call by Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare on all Permanent Secretaries to take ownership and implement the government’s policies under the Democratic Coalition Government for Advancement’s (DCGA) redirection policy initiatives.  Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare during his meeting with Permanent…

Idu is new deputy City mayor

Honiara City Councilor, Francis Idu is the new deputy mayor of the Honiara City Council (HCC), replacing former City Mayor Charles Aiwosuga. In a statement of solidarity and support of the leadership of the city mayor Wilson Mamae on Saturday, the City Clerk, Rence Sore announced the new replacement. This was in light of the…

MISSING FIVE SAFE

Temotuans floating at sea for 25 days before reaching Vanuatu   Five Temotuans who reportedly went missing on Monday 11th February, are now safe in Vanuatu after drifting for 25 days at sea after failing to reach their destination – Nifiloli in the reef islands. According to a report reaching the Sunday Star, the five…

IS IT REALLY AN ECONOMIC STIMULUS PACKAGE? 

IN countries ravaged by the coronavirus pandemic, governments came up with schemes to keep the economy breathing. It was more or less keeping the economy on a life-support system. The idea is to ensure people remain at work. Our government too came up with one – $309 million of it. But instead of focusing on…

Suspended officer refuses to talk over missing $300k

THE police officer who was suspended in connection to the missing $300k exhibit money had refused to talk with police officers during an interview. Deputy Commissioner National Security and Operation Support Ian Vaevaso revealed this when asked by a reporter for an update on this investigation. “Last week, the Police’s Professional Standards and Internal Investigation…

Police house razed in Noro 

Officers of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) at the Noro Police Station are trying to establish the cause of a fire that razed to the ground a police residential house at Noro in the Western Province, Thursday. Provincial Police Commander (PPC) Western Province, Chief Superintendent Mathias Lenialu says, “The burning incident happened between…

Soaki pays farewell call to Bainimarama

Outgoing Solomon Islands High Commissioner to the Republic of Fiji, William McDonald Soaki has thanked the Government of Fiji for the waiver granted to Solomon Islands’ tertiary students studying in Fiji in extending their visas. Mr. Soaki conveyed this when he paid a farewell courtesy call on Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama, Prime Minister of the Republic…

Local models complete remote Photoshoot 

LOCAL models Blake Lee and Mynisha Boso have completed their engagement in a remote Photoshoot with London’s professional fashion photographer and LPEW lead photographer Tim Copsey, at Heritage Park (HP) in Honiara, Thursday.  The photoshoot was purposely for the London Pacific Fashion Week (LPFW) and to further build Blake and Mynisha’s portfolio as models which…

Concealed goods intercepted, confiscated

BIOSECURITY officers of the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (MAL) have impounded dozens of concealed goods from a shipment at the Ports International wharf in Honiara, Thursday.  The goods were seized after officers found that the importer, My Solo LTD, breached the country’s biosecurity regulations by importing the products without a valid import permit.  “Importing…