We’re ready for China: PM

• PRC ready to replace Taiwan’s assistance • SI to benefit will greatly benefit from BRI By RONALD TOITO’ONA Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare has assured the nation and its people that Solomon Islands is ready to have adiplomatic relationship with the Peoples Republic of China(PRC). The Democratic Coalition Government for Advancement (DCGA) topmost made the…

‘Keyboard warriors’ urged to stop making threats

POLICE Chief Matthew Varley is calling on citizens not to resort to political motivated violence following the decision of government to switch diplomatic ties from Taiwan to China. Mr Varley made the appeal after noticing some online commentary and threats on various Facebook pages against businesses, Chinese shops, politicians and even against communities. “I think…

SICTU appeals for calm 

SOLOMON Islands Council of Trade Unions (SICTU) is calling on all Trade Union Members and Workers throughout the country, to refrain from taking part in any plans or activities that can bring about social unrest in Solomon Islands. The Trade Union peak body issued the statement through its National Secretary, Tony Kagovai following an extra…

Manele leaves for UNGA via Beijing

THE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and External Trade wishes to announce the departure of Foreign Minister Manele for the United Nations General Assembly.  Foreign Minister Jeremiah Manele will be travelling to Beijing to formalize diplomatic relations with the People’s Republic of China ahead of attending United Nations Meetings in New York.  Signing of diplomatic relations…

PM CLARIFIES SWITCH

Sogavare finally explains decision to recognize China By RONALD TOITO’ONA PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare has finally decided to publicly clarify the reason why his Democratic Coalition Government for Advancement (DCGA) voted in favour of the Peoples Republic of China (PRC) over the Republic of China (Taiwan) early this week. The outcome of the switch made…

Youths seek dialog with WPG

RECENT support openly declared by the Western Province (WP) Premier David Gina has prompted concerned youths of Western province to request an open dialog with provincial Government representatives. Hand delivering a letter to the Premier’s office on Thursday, WP Caucus members requested a dialog with the Premier to allow themselves and the public to fully understand…

Govt hails US commitment for help

A statement from the Office of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (OPMC) clarifies that under the DCGA ‘friend to all and enemy to none’ policy, the Solomon Islands Government welcomes the return presence of the United States (US) Government based on our shared values and historical ties that stretch back to our sacrifices together during…

Call to repair Fadila Bridge

PASSENGERS and Transport operators along the East road in Malaita province has called for an immediate repair of a broken bridge at Fadila in the East Kwara’ae region. Report reaching Solomon star said the wooden bridge which link transportation service from East Malaita to Auki is now unworthy and poses danger to the travelling public…

Wanealafa questions PM’s absence

PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare’s decision not to attend United Nation General Assembly meeting in New York, USA (UNGA) is being questioned. A concern citizen Heddy Brian Wanealafa said he was informed that Mr. Sogavare would not attend UN’s top meeting but sent his Foreign Affairs and External Trade Minister instead.  Mr Wanealafa said that earlier…