Voters thank MP for not supporting China

NORTH West Guadalcanal people have uttered their gratitude towards their Member of Parliament Bodo Detke for his stand with Taiwan instead of China. Former Member of Provincial Assembly for Sahalu ward Kanuto Kobi relayed the statement through the North West Guadalcanal Stringer John Toki on Monday. “We the people of Sahalu ward in N/West Guadalcanal…

Police investigate death incident in Guadalcanal Province

Officers of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) are investigating a death incident at Vatubulu Primary School in East Central Guadalcanal on 28 September 2019. Police Criminal Investigating Officer (PCIO) Guadalcanal Province, Inspector Hughes Nevol says, “On the night of Saturday 28 September 2019, the complainant, deceased and other two boys were consuming alcohol.…

Suidani: my people want democracy

MALAITANs want to remain with democracy and not communism. That’s according Premier Daniel Suidani in a press conference last Friday.  “As a mandated leader of the province, I will have to be with the people as we are just representatives for them who voted us into power,” he said. Suidani added the people of Malaita…

Sogavare: sacked minister undermines my leadership

PM HITS OUT AT HOU By IAN M. KAUKUI PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare has accused sacked minister Rick Hou of conspiring to destabilise his Government and undermine his leadership. Sogavare gave Hou his marching orders Wednesday this week for standing against government moves to switch from Taiwan to China. Hou, the former National Planning minister, came…

Manele holds talks with Payne

FOREIGN Minister Hon Jeremiah Manele has held bilateral talks with his Australian counterpart Senator Marise Payne in New York over the weekend. A statement from the Prime Minister Press Secretariat said Foreign Minister Manele told Ms Payne that Solomon Islands continue to cherish the long relationship shared with Australia. That said, Mr Manele has acknowledged…

Dogs attack boy, injured  

A SIX year-old boy has been admitted at the Gizo hospital with serious wounds to his body after a group of stray dogs attacked him last Friday. The incident happened just in front of the boy’s family residence at the Gizo Top hill, Allardyce area just after 8 o’clock in the morning. He was getting…

China envoy here

THE two weeks diplomatic relationship between China and Solomon Islands is now gaining momentum with the arrival of a top Chinese official in the country on Sunday. Chinese Ambassador to Papua New Guinea (PNG) Xue Bing touched down in Honiara on Sunday afternoon to brief welcome from the Minister of Mines and Energy Bradley Tovosia and…

China switch declared at UNGA 

Foreign Affairs & External Trade minister Jeremiah Manele has formally announced the country’s recognition of Peoples Republic of China (PRC) at the 74th United Nation’s General Assembly in New York. On Monday 16th September, 2019 the cabinet/caucus voted in favour of the PRC over the Republic of China (Taiwan). This was after the Parliamentary Bi-Partisan…

Maneniaru and Kuku axed, Lanelle resigns 

DEPUTY Prime Minister (DPM) John Maneniaru and Minister for Education and Human Resources John Dean Kuku were sacked while the Minister for Police Lanelle Tanangada has resigned as effects of China switch continues. Maneniaru is also the Minister for Fisheries and Marine Resources and is the Parliamentary Wing Leader for KADERE Party in the Democratic…