Miss Solomon Islands terminated

Miss Solomon Islands Gladys Habu has been terminated as Miss Solomon Islands as of Friday, 23rd of April 2021. The Miss Solomon Islands Pageant (MSIP) Committee in a meeting last week made a decision on 14th April 2021 to terminate Gladys Habu as Miss Solomon Islands 2019/20.  In a statement released on the Miss Solomon…

‘FIRE SELESO’

Premier Sade calls on PM to deal with Provincial Government minister Guadalcanal Provincial Premier says Minister for Provincial Government Rollen Seleso should be fired or reshuffled. Speaking to the media yesterday Premier Francis Sade said the information he obtained was the minister highlighted that service delivery to the Guadalcanal Province through grant would be delayed. …

PM: BRING IT ON

PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare challenges the Premiers of Malaita and Guadalcanal Provinces to bring their case to challenge the legality of the popular Constituency Development Fund (CDF) in the Court. He made this call on the floor of the parliament when he expressed his concerns over the way the media and Transparency Solomon Islands (TSI)…

Wale on extension of Parliament life

OUTSPOKEN Leader of the Opposition and Member of Parliament (MP) for Aoke Langalanga Mathew Wale says it is important that on a matter concerning the life of parliament itself there must be a clear and direct mandate from the people. He made these sentiments in his response to Speech from the Throne in Parliament, Wednesday.…

Suidani to MID minister: tell the truth

MALAITA Provincial Premier, Daniel Suidani has urged the Minister for the Ministry of Infrastructure and Development (MID), Manasseh Maelanga not to mislead the parliament regarding the incomplete road development at the national Parliament.  The MID Minister who is also the Deputy Prime Minister told Parliament this week that MID has awarded the road development project…

Extra $26.5M from Japan

‘More funds for airport project’   THE Government of Japan is providing further grant assistance of three hundred and sixty-five million Japanese yen (approx. SBD$26.5 million) for the Honiara International airport project. To formally facilitate the funding assistance, a signing ceremony was held on Wednesday in Honiara. Speaking at the official Exchange of Note, Japanese Ambassador…

RSIPF investigates missing 300k in Honiara

Criminal investigators of Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) at Central Police Station are investigating an alleged robbery done by three local men to a foreign national at China town opposite the Mataniko baby clinic on 18 April 2021. Supervising Provincial Police Commander (PPC) Honiara City Superintendent John Matamaru says, “Report states that the complainant parked his vehicle…

HUNT IS ON

Leaked document irks OPMC ‘Secret Document’ reveals Cabinet decision PM downplays Cabinet paper GOVERNMENT Insiders say a hunt for the officer who allegedly leaked the secret information on the Cabinet decisions to extend the life of the Parliament is underway within the Office of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (OPMC). A Cabinet paper which supposed…