31 PAs FIRED

A TOTAL of thirty-one (31) Political Appointees (PAs) who have served under the now defunct Democratic Coalition of Change Government (DCCG) have been terminated last week. Prime Minister Rick Hou issued their marching orders on Friday in a letter addressed to each of the Political Appointee. A source close to this paper confirmed the termination…

Families lost home in fire

TWO separate apartments under one building located at the Solomon Islands Provident Fund (SINPF) Estate at Tasahe,West Honiara being burnt down by fire on Sunday afternoon. Officers from the fire department arrived and managed to put the fire under control but nothing could be saved during the blaze. No lives were lost during the tragedy.…

NEW MINISTERS SWORN-IN

A total of fourteen (14) Ministers took their Oath of Allegiance and Oath of Office at the Government House yesterday. The swearing-in came a day after Members of Parliament (MP) elected the country’s 17th Prime Minister Rick Hou on Wednesday. The new Ministers are; 1.    Manasseh Sogavare MP as the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister…

PM vows to take on submarine cable

NEWLY elected Prime Minister Rick Hou assures the nation that he will pursue the undersea cable project with the new arrangement offered by Australia. Delivering his speech after the announcement of his victory as the new Prime Minister following a secret ballot vote election in parliament yesterday, Mr Hou said he will continue to push…

‘WE’LL DELIVER ACB’

The newly-elected PM Rick Hou pledges to implement ACB as a matter of priority By DELI OSO THE newly elected Prime Minister Rick Hou has assured the nation upon his election to the top political post yesterday that his coalition government will deliver the much awaited Anti-Corruption Bill. The Member of Parliament for Small Malaita…

Congratulations Hou

Dear Editor – The MP for small Malaita is now our new Prime Minister. Congratulations Alaha for given the duty to navigate our destiny for the next 10 months. As it is now, delivery of services is what the people this nation deserve.You can be somebody with wealth of experiences and academic tickets but if…

New PM for SI

Dear Editor – Radio New Zealand International yesterday, 15 November 2017, focused on the new Solomon Islands Prime Minister.  This is a précis of the RNZI news bulletin. “The new Solomon Islands prime minister Rick Hou says one of his new government’s priorities is to restore basic services to rural areas. “The former Central Bank…

Kwailabesi SDA Mission station

Dear Editor – I wish to thank Ambrose Oiofa Dolofera for his reply to my article in Solomon Star issue No: 6748, Thursday 9 November, 2017. With due respect; I was merely trying to inform the Baefua public, the Kwailabesi Rehabilitation Committee, the SDA Mission and anyone who might have some interest regarding the rehabilitation…

Detained youths lash out at police

TWO youths from Temotu province who claimed to be wrongly arrested and detained for more than 40 hours at the Henderson Airport cell have condemned the actions of police arguing they were victims of poor policing. Three young boys from Reef Island in Temotu province were arrested by police over the weekend and kept in…