Access for Persons with Disabilities

Dear Editor – The ANZ Bank provides valuable services to its customers throughout the Solomon Island and I have been associated with the bank’s excellent services and products since serving in the then New Hebrides (now Vanuatu) in 1972-1974) it is with respect, therefore, that I humbly request that the incumbent Manager of the ANZ’s…

Gov’t in total control

IN what appears to be a display show of strength against the looming no confidence motion against the Prime Minister this Friday, Government had aligned swearing in of 10 ministers at Government House yesterday. With this latest political twist, Government had claimed it now commands the support of 31 members of the 50 seat Parliament.…

PAP boosts membership

THE People’s Alliance Party (PAP) has six new members following the crossover of the entire Parliamentary Independent Group to the Democratic Coalition for Change Government (DCCG) earlier this week. The PAP is one of the coalition partners of DCCG. The other partners are United Democratic Party and Kandere Party. The new PAP members which include…

Maelanga congratulated

CONSTITUENTS of East Kwara’ae constituency say Manasseh Maelanga’s move to join the democratic Coalition for change Government (DCCG) is in their best interest. In the Eastern Stars Face book page, constituents in Honiara and overseas expressed their gratitude to Maelanga for making the move to join the DCCG this week. “Thank you Manasseh Maelanga for…

Motion set for tomorrow

DESPITE being in the minority, the Opposition Group will still move the motion of no confidence against Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare tomorrow. Leader of Opposition Jeremiah Manele confirmed this to the Solomon Star on Wednesday. He said his group sees moving the motion not only as a way to remove the Prime Minister but an…

Muaki will be new special secretary to PM

PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare is in the process of appointing lawyer Andrew Muaki as his special secretary. This followed the recent removal of Rence Sore from the job due to pressure from Government Caucus. Mr Muaki on Wednesday confirmed he was offered the job. But he said the appointment is yet to be made formal.…

Beche-de-mer trial sets to start

TRIAL will start early next month on the case of Dr Regional Aipia who was accused of harvesting and retaining beche-de-mer for export during a ban-period. The court was informed on Monday that arrangements are underway for witnesses to come over to Honiara from the Lord Howe Islands in the Malaita Outer Island. Public Prosecutor…

Father faces alleged rape of daughter

A FATHER appeared on Tuesday at the Honiara Magistrates’ Court facing a number of criminal offences, including rape of his 15 year-old daughter. The 44-year-old man, who cannot be named to protect the the identity of his daughter, faces 16 counts in relation to the charges of incest, rape, indecent assault, common assault, assault causing…

Former politician: Stop the politricking

FORMER provincial member of the Western Provincial Assembly is calling on the 50 members of parliament (MP) to stop the political tricks in the number game to form a government. Mambo Fangaria, said this country has had enough of this already and demanded that the MPs must move the country forward. “Millions of dollars have…