Suidani given chiefly welcome

The Malaita Provincial Premier Daniel Suidani continues to attract large crowds in his visits around the province. During his latest visit to Afio in Small Malaita over the weekend, Premier Suidani was welcomed in style as the people of Small Malaita carried the Premier on their shoulders in a canoe, a highest form of welcome…

Riolo: Police presence is to protect Speaker

THE Provincial Police Commander (PPC) for Malaita Province, Superintendent Stanley Riolo had denied media reports that stated police tried to kidnap the Malaita Provincial Assembly Speaker who was onboard MV Taimahero voyage from Auki to Honiara, Monday this week. Speaking to Solomon Star Auki yesterday, PPC Riolo said there are two reasons why police joined the…

DIVER KILLED ON BECHE-DE-MER MISSION

THE BECHE-DE-MER season which opened last month has claimed a third life – a father of three – who lost his life in the sea off far west Shortland Islands last Tuesday. The incident took place at the Sanai Island opposite Ballalae Airport, according to reports from our Gizo bureau. This is the second incident…

NEW FUTSAL ROAD-MAP

PRESIDENT of the Solomon Islands Footbal Federation and Head of National Teams, William Lai on Thursday revealed that there is a need for a new road map for futsal for the next FIFA Futsal World Cup. Lai told media in a press conference on Thursday there are two important approaches to take in this road…

PM: gov’t committed to infrastructure development

INFRASTRUCTURE plays a significant role in developing our country. Thats according to Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare when delivering his opening remarks at the Solomon Islands Chamber of Commerce (SICCI) Infrastructure Symposium at the FFA Conference Centre, in Honiara yesterday, a statement issued by Prime Minister Press Secretariat. The PM said the national government has recognised…

CALL FOR CAPITAL PUNISHMENT

WESTERN Province premier David Gina says capital punishment needs to be reintroduced in the country and appeals to the country’s legal community to start looking into it. Mr. Gina made this statement following the brutal killing of a seven-year-old girl in Kolombangara, Western Province over the weekend. In a statement this week, Mr. Gina said…