Georgian envoy pays courtesy call to PM

AMBASSADOR of Georgia to Solomon Islands H.E. Mr George Dolidze has paid a courtesy visit to Prime Minister Rick Hou on Tuesday. During the visit, Mr Dolidze acknowledged the bilateral and multi-lateral relations between both countries. Mr Dolidze also informed the Prime Minister on Georgia’s successful transition in the last 27years since gaining independence from…

Parliament adjourned to next Monday

The 7th meeting of the 10th Parliament is again adjourned to give time for the Public Accounts Committee to continue scrutinizing the 2018 Appropriation Bill 2018. This means Parliament will now resume its sitting Monday next week, 26th March. Prime Minister, Hon. Rick Hounipwela adjourned Parliament for that particular reason as all papers required for…

Ete says no living wage in SI

Chairman of Public Accounts Committee (PAC) and Member of Parliament (MP) for East Honiara Douglas Ete says there is no living wage if we assess the salaries of people formally employed in Solomon Islands. He said this during the PAC meeting last Thursday. Ete was speaking in front of the reps from the Central Bank…

Police in Malaita investigate death

Police in Auki Malaita Province are investigating the death of man in his 30’s after he allegedly fell off a vehicle at Kwa’are Bridge near Anokelo, in West Fataleka, Malaita on the 19th of March 2018. It was alleged the deceased was under the influence of alcohol and was one of the thirteen passengers sitting…

Asian charged for traffic incidences

Police in Kirakira, Makira Province have arrested and charged an Asian male on 9 March 2018 for various traffic offences backdated since 2017. “Our investigations have shown that this Asian has committed various traffic offences since June last year (2017) until recently,” says Provincial Police Commander Makira Ulawa Province, Superintendent Peter Sitai. “And this includes…

Veke faces motion

Speaker seeks legal advice over fall-out A MOTION of no confidence against Guadalcanal Premier Anthony Veke is expected to be tabled during Friday’s Provincial Assembly meeting. Guadalcanal Province Speaker Abel Arabola has confirmed receiving the notice of the motion of no-confidence served to his office, also served to the Premier’s office and the Provincial Secretary.…

Family seek help, after house disaster

 A family of seven is appealing to the public and the responsible authorities to provide them assistance after their home was wrecked by three huge rocks that crashed down on their hillside home at Kena Hill Settlement on Friday. The parents, Gideon Keniherea and his wife Beverlyn Keniherea made a visit to the Solomon Star…

PM joins Kukum SDA congregation for worship

PRIME Minister Rick Hou and Madam Rachel Hou on Saturday joined the congregation at the Kukum SDA Church for Sabbath. Church Pastor George Fafale thanked and welcomed the Prime Minister and his delegation for their humbleness and humility to join the congregation. Mr Fafale said the visit by the Prime Minister is important as a…