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…

Gina’s statement rebuffed 

THE statement by the premier of Western Province David Gina in support of the government’s switch in recognising China over Taiwan was not welcomed by many people in the province. Speaking to this paper, a concerned Dickson Masimo said the statement made by Premier Gina did not represent the entire Western Province. “…it is coming…

Heavy police presence continues

Heavy police presence is expected to be still seen across the country, city and parts of Guadalcanal in the coming days. Police Commissioner Matthew Varley said since Monday his officers in Honiara and Guadalcanal are involved in the high visibility patrols across the country and city following the government’s decision to switch diplomatic recognition from…

Backhoe case sentence, Friday

THE magistrate court today will sentence the man who drove a Backhoe Excavator into the Coral Sea Resort’s reception last year. Dickson Irofinao had pleaded guilty to the charges of intimidation, wilful and unlawful damage. Principal Magistrate Felix Hollison will hand down the sentence this morning in the Honiara Magistrates’ Court. Irofinao is facing charges…

US $2.5b OFFER IN DOUBT

Suidani: switch to China, a blow to Malaita-US deal By WILSON SAENI In Auki   GOVERNMENT’s decision to switch ties from Taiwan may cost Malaita province from receiving SBD$2,468,445,000.00 ($2.5b) in funding support from United States (US). This was revealed by the Malaita provincial premier Daniel Suidani who has hit out at Malaitan Members of Parliament…

Manele denies Opposition claims

FOREIGN Affairs minister Jeremiah Manele has refuted claims by the Opposition leader that the Prime Minister has ordered him not to meet with the Taiwanese delegation on Monday. Opposition Leader Matthew Wale in a media statement on Wednesday has claimed that Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare has advised Manele not to meet with the visiting Taiwanese delegation upon…