Suidani welcomes by-elections for Malaita

MALAITA Premier Daniel Suidani has described the announcement of the by-election date for Malaita Province as welcoming news. Speaking to Solomon Star Auki, Premier Suidani said the people of the West Kwaio electorate have been without a representative in the national parliament for the past nine months and it is proper that a by-election must…

SIEO ON TIGHT SCHEDULE

THE Solomon Islands Electoral Office (SIEO) has a lot on its plate for the remaining part of this year, it was revealed during a workshop in Auki this week. With upcoming by-elections for Malaita Province, Honiara City Council, and Provincial elections for Western Province and Choiseul Province respectively, the remaining months of the year will…

BSP AUKI VANDALIZED

Premier Suidani condemns ‘no care attitude’ of few Malaitans THE Bank South Pacific (BSP) branch in Auki was again vandalized, Thursday night. BSP staff and customers turned up at the bank on Friday morning, following the public holiday on Thursday to mark the county’s 44 independence anniversary only to realise one of its glass doors…

Ngossi Valley celebrates 44th Independence

RESIDENTS of Ngossi Valley community in West Honiara yesterday came together to celebrate the country’s 44th Independence anniversary with a colorful programme that kicked off with a parade. Hundreds of community members took part in the event. The residents were seen parading in national colours, hoisting a national flag and singing the national anthem before…

3×3 Basketball competition successful

THE first 3×3 basketball competition for this year, the TOSS Tech 3×3 Independence Challenge ended successfully at the Multipurpose Hall outdoor courts on Thursday. Phila finished top of the men’s category after edging their way past Jelly Fam 10-9 in the men’s grand final match and Gunnerz men’s team finished on third place. Sunrise women’s…

PM leaves for PIF leaders meeting

Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare will be leading a delegation to the 51st Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) summit in Fiji, Friday. The summit will convene from July 11 to 14. Prime Minister Sogavare will join other pacific leaders in celebrating the 50th anniversary of PIF in Fiji. The forum leaders are expected to launch the 2050…

LOGGING WOE

Solomon Islands has a price to pay for logging activities, says Dr Nishikawa DESPITE the fact that logging is one of the main contributors to the Solomon Islands’ economy, the country has a heavy price to pay for logging activities. Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Sustainable Resource Management (SFRM) Chief Advisor Dr Nishikawa said if…