New City Mayor announced

Honiara City Council (HCC) has a new Mayor who was elected on Tuesday. He is Wilson Mamae who is expected to lead the Council for the next four years. Clerk Charles Kelly yesterday officially announced the newly elected City Mayor following the election. Speaking after his victory, the newly elected Mayor said it is a…

No pressure from Morrison, says Sogavare

PM REVEALS DISCUSSION By ANDREW FANASIA PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare says his Australian counterpart Scott Morrison respects any decision his Government may have on the China-Taiwan issue. Sogavare was speaking to reporters on Tuesday, a day after Morrison’s brief visit to Honiara. He said they discussed the issue at length during their one-on-one discussion. “It’s a critical…

Alleged scholarship scam probed

OFFICERS of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) at the Honiara Central Police Station are investigating an alleged scam scholarship scheme which has affected more than 20 students at the Solomon Islands National University (SINU) in Honiara. Provincial Police Commander (PPC) of Honiara City, Chief Superintendent Stanley Riolo says, “My officers are investigating an…

Solchoc week underway

THE 2019 Solchoc Festival is now underway in Honiara following its official opening ceremony, Monday. The opening ceremony was held at the National Auditorium and was witnessed by cocoa industry representatives, international judges and cocoa farmers from around the country. The three days event has brought together cocoa farmers, processors, exporters and buyers to share…

Sogavare congratulates RSIPF

THE Royal Solomon Islands Police (RSIPF) yesterday has received congratulatory remarks from both the Solomon Islands and Australian Prime Ministers. In his speech on Monday at Rove parade ground, Mr Sogavare conveyed to the officers on behalf of the people of this country an appreciation for their great work. “To the men and women of…

Sentencing submission for Agovaka, Wednesday

THE sentencing submissions and mitigation on the matter of the MP for Central Guadalcanal, Peter Shanel Agovaka will be made in court, Wednesday. Principal Magistrate Fatima Taeburi will be hearing submissions for the sentence and mitigation from the defence and prosecution. Those submissions were supposed to be made in court last month. It was however…

PM congratulates Isabel province

PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare MP has conveyed his greetings on the occasion of the 36th Second Appointed Day of Isabel Province. Stating on behalf of the Democratic Coalition Government for Advancement (DCGA) and the people of Solomon Islands, the Prime Minister said, “I would like to extend my warmest greetings to the Premier, the Provincial…

RSIPF welcomes Prime Minister of Australia

Officers of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) on Sunday afternoon mounted a full guard of honour to welcome the Prime Minister of Australia, Hon. Scott Morrison and his delegation when he touched down at the Henderson International Airport for the beginning of a two-day visit to Honiara. Officers of the RSIPF will also…

AUSTRALIAN PM HERE

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has arrived in the country on Sunday on a two-day state visit. His trip to Honiara marks his first overseas trip since being elected in the May 18 election. For Solomon Islands Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare, Mr Morrison is his first overseas counterpart to officially visit him. The last Australian…