HOU SPEAKS OF SACKING

• I know it’s coming • Sogavare lied to nation and development partners about China switch • Sogavare’s Our Party orchestrated China switch • Decision to switch was made in a rush By ANDREW FANASIA SACKED government minister Rick Hou says he accepts his termination, but the nation needs to know the truth about the…

PM urged to impose duty on APID 

MAKILI: TAX THE MINERS By IAN M.KAUKUI PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare has been urged to revoke the 100% tax exemption duty granted to the bauxite miners on Rennell island, Renbel Province. The bauxite mine is owned by Chinese logger APID Ltd, which had contracted Hong Kong-based company Bintan Mining, to carry out the operation. Local activist…

Backhoe driver jailed

THE man who drove a Backhoe Excavator into the Coral Sea Resort’s lobby causing damages and fear to the hotel’s guests and employees last year has been sentenced to a total of two years imprisonment. Dickson Irofinao was sentenced following his guilty pleas to the charges of intimidation and wilful and unlawful damage. Principal Magistrate…

Makili: SI throws Taiwan in lions’ den

THE action taken by the Solomon Islands government is like dumping Taiwan into a lion’s den says a local civil society activist Lawrence Makili.  Makili said during the leadership of Solomon Mamaloni, he picked up Taiwan based on the spirit where Taiwan strives for soft determination. “Based on that spirit, Mamaloni and leaders at that time…

BRIBERY ATTEMPT EXPOSED

Pro-China MPs’ $1m attempt to bribe Malaita Premier fails By WILSON SAENI In Auki   A BRIBERY attempt by pro-China Members of Parliament (MPs’) within the DCGA to lure Malaita Premier Daniel Suidani with SBD$1million to support the China switch has been exposed, it was disclosed. A source close to the provincial government made the revelation…

Father’s Day

DEAR EDITOR – Many thanks to Lawrence Kiko of Borderline for his comments and most importantly highlighting the brief history about the original idea and theme of what is father’s day concept.  Solomon Star Issue No. 7311, Tuesday 3 September 2019.  Properly to us in Solomon Islands (Melanesia) we might have had the original cultural…

CHINA -TAIWAN SAGA

DEAR EDITOR -Thank you for the space to get this message to all God fearing people of Solomon Islands.  All ordinary Solomon islanders, we must take comfort on the fact that the omnipresent surveillance camera from the heavenly realm is relentlessly recording all that was said & done by our so called leaders in the…

Solomons, New Zealand take charge in Group A

Both Solomon Islands and New Zealand have produced dominant performances to get their  OFC Men’s Olympic Qualifying campaigns off to a flying start in Fiji. In the tournament’s opener at Suva’s ANZ National Stadium the Solomon Islanders cruised past American Samoa before the Kiwis flexed their muscles to overcome a determined Samoa outfit. Batram Suri’s…

Is China our saviour?

DEAR EDITOR – What a sad day – now that some of our leaders have chosen China!  You will be held accountable by the generations to come for the choice that you have made today! Do we not realise that we have a third choice besides the CHINA or TAIWAN saga? And that third choice…