Ete launches election survey report

DEPUTY Prime Minister and Minister for Home Affairs Douglas Ete on Friday launched the Election Survey Report in Parliament. In his remarks, Mr Ete said the report is an important document for policy makers to read. “This government supports the intention of women participating in political leadership” Mr Ete said. He added he will present…

Lawyers make representations

LAWYERS for East Guadalcanal Member of Parliament Bradley Tovosia and former Guadalcanal Premier Anthony Veke have made representations to the prosecution. This is in relation to preliminary issues regarding evidential matters. Prosecution however, needs time to respond to that representation. State Prosecutor Augustine Aulanga who appeared in court yesterday said they need time to respond.…

Joint effort to fight crime rate

POLICE and the Honiara City Council have reaffirmed their partnership to fight and reduce crime rate in the city. This was the message from the Minister of Police, Peter Shanel and Honiara City Mayor, Alfrence Fatai during the official opening of Chinatown Police Post on Friday. Mr Shanel said the government’s policy statement included putting…

Council, police set up new partnership

THE Honiara City Council Law Enforcement Division has established a working partnership with the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force. This was discussed in a brief meeting held by the Law Enforcement Division and the Provincial Police Commander for Honiara City Police on Friday. Chairman of the HCC Law Enforcement Division Charles Aiwosuga said this is…

Women’s group formed in Gao Bugotu

THE re-elected Member of Parliament for Gao Bugotu constituency, Samuel Manetoali has started to implement some of his plans for the constituency. On Saturday 24th January 2015, he invited some of the women from Gao Bugotu constituency in Isabel, who were based in Honiara, to his residence and held a meeting with them. Mr Manetoali…

Work on big wharf project sets to start

CONSTRUCTION work on the Japanese Government funded project for  improvement of the Honiara International Seaport Facility is set to begin following its ground breaking ceremony on Friday. The event was officiated by Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare and the Japanese ambassador to Solomon Islands, Kenichi Kimiya. The project entails the expansion of the current seaport facility…

Gov’t convenes thanksgiving service

THE Democratic Coalition for Change Government is holding a thanksgiving service tomorrow to thank God for its success in forming the government after the 19 November General Elections last year. Announcing the ecumenical service, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Home Affairs Douglas Ete said: “On behalf of the Democratic Coalition for Change Government, I…