Ghemu defends work of Solomon Post

Solomon Post have condemned and rejected claims and accusations that its officers are stealing and incurring illegal charges on items sent from abroad. Deputy executive officer from the Operational Unit of Solomon Post Alfred Ghemu described the claims derogatory. Recently a complaint was lodged via print media followed by the face book forum accusing officers…

Land owners urged to settle inner self

CONCERNED chief in East Kwara’ae, Malaita Province urges East Malaita customary land owners to settle their inner self attitude first before thinking about development on their land. Chief John Ramoago said “plainly speaking, land is not the problem; it is people’s attitude that hinders development in Malaita Province”. “I want to discourage the idea of…

Chiefs call for resolute efforts to curb kwaso

Chiefs from North West Guadalcanal have made s general called for all communities in Solomon Islands to cooperate with the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) to put an end to the production of the illegally brewed alcohol, locally known as Kwaso. Solomon Star’s North West Guadalcanal stringer John Toki said consumption of kwaso among…

Chief applauds ‘proactive’ policing strategy

COMMUNITY chiefs of Burns Creek community in east Honiara have commended Police Commissioner Frank Prendergast and his team for working closely with their community during the festive season. Speaking to the Solomon Star yesterday on behalf of the chiefs, elders, and church leaders of Burns Creek, Chief Peter Usi said that the partnership made between…

Northwest Guadalcanal roads need repairs

A concerned chief from Northwest Guadalcanal, John Batista Kaoni has called on the responsible authorities to carry out repairs to poor conditions of the road there. Chief Kaoni said bridges and poor conditions of road in Northwest Guadalcanal are rapidly deteriorating causing fears among vehicle drivers. “I want to call upon the responsible authorities to…

PM rebuts Sikua, defends $3m payment

PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare said the Leader of the Independent Group in Parliament needs to be reminded that the Democratic Coalition for Change (DCC) Government is now made up of responsible leaders held together by a collective commitment to the principles of good governance, respect for one another and concern for the peace and happy…

Iromea questions MMF’s silence

Chairman of Burns creek Community, East Honiara, John Set Iromea has questioned why Malaita Ma’asina Forum (MMF) has remained silent over the $3 million payment made to ex-militants on Christmas Eve, 2015. Mr Iromea said the controversial payment had sparked wide public anger and criticism across the country. He said while many former statesmen and…

Gov’t awards over 400 scholarships this year

ABOUT 400 individuals were being awarded the 2016 Solomon Islands Government (SIG) sponsored scholarship to do tertiary studies this year. This was revealed to the media yesterday by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Education and Human Resources Development (MEHRD), Franco Rhodi. Mr Rhodi said that, the official announcement and release of the 2016…

PM hands over $3m for sanitation project

THE Niuleni and Funafou communities in the northern region of Malaita Province are the proud recipients of a $3-million sanitation project funding provided by the Republic of China Government through Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare. Prime Minister Sogavare on Monday handed over the cheque for the project money to the Chairman of the steering committee for…