Police calm tense situation

POLICE say they managed to contain a possible tension between two rival parties after the death of a male person at Sulufou Island in North East Malaita in an election related incident on Monday 8 April 2019. Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Simpson Pogeava who is currently Commander of the National General Election Police Operation…

In Court with Assumpta Buchanan

* Youth to be sentenced* Step-grandmother’s fate further deferred* Sae appeal ruling likely, Friday   * Pre-trial in casino case Youth to be sentenced THE young man who set fire to a dwelling house and a kitchen hut in Guadalcanal in 2017 will be sentenced today. M.R was only 17 years of age when he committed the…

Police probe election related death in Malaita

POLICE are investigating the death of a male person between Sulufou and Oema artificial Islands in Malaita Province on 8 April 2019.  Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Joseph Manelugu who is currently Commander of the National General Election Police Operation Centre (POC) says on the afternoon of 8 April 2019, an argument broke out between…

Election death on Sulufou

POLICE are now on the artificial island of Sulufou in the Baegu/Asifola Constituency to investigate the first election-related violence and death of one person. The death, which occurred on Monday afternoon, followed days of confrontation between supporters of two losing candidates on the islands. A male supporter of one of the losing candidates lost his…

LOBBYING UNDERWAY

Two groups emerge so far By ANDREW FANASIA TWO political factions emerged yesterday as newly elected MPs move in to form the next government. A Grand Coalition likely to be led by Mathew Wale’s Solomon Islands Democratic Party (SIDP) is taking shape, insiders told the Solomon Star. This coalition is made up of SIDP, United…

Maefai vows to deliver

NEWLY elected Member of Parliament (MP) for the East Makira Constituency, Charles Maefai has vowed to deliver after being elected last Wednesday. East Makira Constituency has recently elected Mr Maefai through an overwhelming victory over the former MP Alfred Ghiro. He will be the people’s representative for the constituency  in the next four years. Winning…

RINI OUSTED

FORMER Prime Minister and Finance Minister Snyder Rini has been voted out during Wednesday’s National General Election in one of biggest election upsets. The election has seen newcomer and local businessman Chachabule Rebi Amoi being elected as the new Member of Parliament for Marovo Constituency. Three candidates contested the seat. In the end Mr Amoi…

SI at risk of tsunami 

SOLOMON Islands is at a high risk of facing tsunami because more than 200 kilometers of its subduction zone is found underwater, says a Taiwanese researcher Chin Shang Ku. Speaking to the media recently Mr Chin said there is a huge subduction zone found in Solomon Islands that runs more than 200 km to almost…

Ete lauds support

FORMER Member of Parliament (MP) for East Honiara Constituency who has retained his seat in parliament for the third time has thanked the people of East Honiara. After a long tiring four days of counting, the Solomon Islands Democratic Party (SIDP) member Douglas Ete has claimed a total number of 5,710 voters, a landslide victory…

MEET YOUR OWN BILLS

New MPs told gov’t will pay for their hotel after election of PM By ANDREW FANASIA THE Goverment will not be responsible for bills of MPs who camp in hotels while lobbying to form the next government. That’s according to Secretary to the Prime Minister (SPM) Dr Jimmy Rodgers, in a letter he sent to the…