Riot probe continues

Police investigation into the case of 13 of the 55 men who have been earlier charged for causing disturbances in Honiara after the election of prime minister in April continues. Police Prosecutor Lyndon Adifaka confirmed this yesterday when the matter was brought before Chief Magistrate Emma Garo, Monday. The court is requesting the medical reports…

Govt prioritise mines, mineral legislation

The Democratic Coalition Government for Advancement (DCGA) is prioritising on work on policies that will build a broad-based and environmentally sustainable economy that will be viably achieved under the Productive Sector. Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare made this statement at a press conference last week. He said Solomon Islands had been caught in a very awkward…

TSI lauds role of media here

Transparency Solomon Islands lauds the role of local media as they joined the Media Association of Solomon Islands with other media around the world to mark World Press Freedom Day on the Theme “Media for Democracy: Journalism and Elections in Times of Disinformation”. World Press Freedom Day was celebrated on 3rd May every year. The…

New SSPM appointed

Albert Kabui has been appointed the new Special Secretary to the Prime Minister (SSPM). Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare made the appointment, Monday. Speaking to Solomon Star yesterday, Kabui confirmed that he received his appointment from the Office of the Prime Minister late yesterday. Kabui in an exclusive interview with this paper said he is very…

Galo: Lauru Shipping fail Choiseul

LAURU Shipping Limited a business arm of the Choiseul Provincial government has failed over the years to disclose any financial statement which is worrying, says the Deputy Premier Derald Galo. He revealed that Lauru Shipping never disclose any financial statement since the past ruling government of former Premier Jackson Kiloe. “This matter has been neglected…

Alleged murder suspect arrested

A 40-YEAR-OLD man is in police custody after officers of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) in Malaita Province arrested him at a village in Small Malaita following the death of another man over the weekend. It is alleged the accused attacked the deceased with a knife following an argument over a land dispute…

VESSEL TO BE RE-FLOATED

THE controversial foreign vessel MV Solomon Trader which had run aground at Lavagu bay west Rennell will soon be re-floated and towed from the reef. Director of National Disaster Council Lottie Yates in an interview with the press confirmed this. The salvage operation of this vessel MV Solomon Trader was made possible through the support…

WP endorses plan to ban plastic

Western provincial executive had endorsed the action plan to ban single usage of plastic in the province last Friday  3rd May. This was revealed by the Premier David Gina following an endorsement made by his executive on a white paper prepared by Dr Transform Aqarou and David Boseto both of whom are members of the…

LAI RE-ELECTED

WILLIAM Lai has been re-elected as the Solomon Islands Football Federation president at the SIFF Elective Congress held at Heritage Park conference room in Honiara today. Representatives from the eight Provincial Football Associations, Referees Association, Women’s football, Coaches Association and four Telekom S-League clubs convened in Honiara to vote the new SIFF executive committee for…

U-17 TO W’CUP

SIFF wins appeal, Solo retains W’Cup spot By CROFTON UTUKANA IT is official that the country’s national Under-17 Football team will be heading to the FIFA U17 World Cup in Brazil, this September. The good news came after a successful appeal was made by the Solomon Islands Football Federation (SIFF), against an Oceania Football Confederation…