U.S. Embassy welcomes new Ambassador

U.S. Embassy Port Moresby is pleased to announce the arrival of Erin Elizabeth McKee of California, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Independent State of Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and the Republic of Vanuatu.  “Enhancing our mutual prosperity, mutual security and good governance are the hallmarks of the United States government’s commitment…

Tulagi ownership clarified

THE perpetual title of the entire island of Tulagi, Central Province, is in the name of the Commissioner of Lands, not the province. That’s according to acting lands commissioner Alan McNeil. McNeil made the clarification after the Central Province requested the Land Board to make a statement about the ownership of the island, following media…

Police launch royal security

By ASSUMPTA BUCHANAN A MAJOR police security operation will be conducted for the Royal visit this weekend through to Monday. Outgoing Police Commissioner Matthew Varley told reporters at his final conference on Thursday that the RSIPF will be playing a key role to support the government in the protocol arrival. “But more so the RSIPF…

Govt sub committee clarifies RIPEL issue 

THE Solomon Islands government is committed to inclusive partnership with the people of this country. In its approach to revitalise developments in the Russell Islands, the government memorandum of understanding, MOU, with Russel Islands Investment Forum, RIIF and Central Islands province, CIP, is determined to achieve a cross sectoral development framework that benefits all stakeholders.…

M4D reacts to GCU report 

Malaita for Democracy (M4D) speaks out against irritating words used by the Government Communication Unit (GCU) to describe the behavior of Malaitans shown during the recent DCGA government policy awareness campaign in Auki as uncivilized.  Speaking to Solomon Star Auki yesterday M4D Chairman Knoxly Atu said using words like brain washed and uncivilized to describe…