Auki police starts festive operation

Auki Police will on the 1st of December kick off a festive operation to ensure there is peaceful celebration in Malaita province during this Christmas and New year. Acting Provincial Police Commander Timothy Apaisi said as part of the operation they will work closely with the existing police posts around the province to make sure…

Boil water, residents advised

HONIARA residents accessing water from Solomon Water have been cautioned to boil water before using it. Solomon Water in a public announcement said, the current bad weather had their dirt infiltration at the water source, which causes turbidity. Because of water is unsafe for drinking. However, Solomon Water advises customers to boil all drinking waters.…

Beck sets to take up duties in Australia

PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare on Monday commissioned the country’s new High Commissioner to Australia, Colin David Beck. The commissioning ceremony held in the Cabinet Chamber was presided over by the Secretary to Cabinet, James Remobatu and Chief of Protocol in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and External Trade, Kereta Sanga in the presence of the…

Former combatants want answers

FORMER Malaita combatants are giving Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare until December 5th to response to the unfulfilled promise he made to them during the National Healing and Apology Week in Honiara July this year. A spokesman for the former Malaita combatants Faiga Wasi told Solomon Star that during the National Healing and Apology Week Mr…

Councillor Malefo resigned

HONIARA City councillor forVuhokesa Ward Greg Malefo has tendered his resignation as chairman for Trade and Commerce within the Honiara City Council (HCC). Mr Malefo’s resignation was confirmed by Honiara City Lord Mayor Andrew Mua yesterday. Mr Mua told Solomon Star that he received Mr Malefo’s resignation letter Monday this week. He said Mr Malefo’s…

Mayor defends action

Dear Editor – The above caption on your paper speaks volumes of whether our councilors really understand their mandated responsibilities in serving the council’s interests or their own. I salute the council’s decisions to act on laws already passed and the Mayor’s steadfast actions to stay the course no matter what. As councilors, like your…

Domestic violence

Dear Editor – ʺBe gracious to me, O God, for I am in distress; my eye wastes away from griefʺ—can be heard as the voice of an abused woman.  (Psalm 31). Last Friday, 25 November 2016, was marked as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and styled White Ribbon Day in…

Munda airport next phase 2017

Work on the second phase of the Munda airport in Western province is expected to start early next year. Ministry of Communication and Aviation permanent secretary, Moses Virivolomo confirmed this when he appeared before the Public Accounts Committee (pac) in Parliament on Sunday. Virivolomo said the second phase is likely to start January or February…