NEW BID

UDP relaunches efforts to remove PM Sogavare UNITED Democratic Party (UDP) has launched a fresh bid to get rid of Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare from the party. An earlier move the party’s president Sir Thomas Chan took to sack Mr Sogavare from UDP was found to be un-procedural both under the party’s constitution and the…

PARTY SAYS SORRY, BACKS PM

The Kadere Party executive has vowed to support Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare and his government following a reconciliation ceremony, Monday. A statement from the Prime Ministers Press Secretariat said the executive members which included President Peter Boyers and Deputy Parliamentary Wing Leader, Andrew Manepora sort out their differences with Mr Sogavare. The reconciliation ceremony which…

$100,000 REWARD OFFER

Police seek information onMbike island shooting POLICE are offering a $100,000 reward to anyone for information leading to the arrest of those behind the 2014 shooting and arson attack on the Sun Express boat at Mbike Island, Gela, in Central Province. Police Commissioner Frank Prendergast said the cooperation of the public is sought to establish…

COUNCIL RENTAL UPROAR

Fatai still occupies mayor’s residence THREE months after his disgraceful resignation, former city mayor AlfrenceFatai is still occupying the mayor’s residence at Tavio Ridge, west Honiara. And this is costing the council $5,000 a month in rent, which the council has to pay the current mayor Andrew Mua, who is living in his private residence.…

PM Sogavare meets JICA President Shinichi Kitaoka

Solomon Islands Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare has met the visiting President of Japan’s International Cooperation Agency (JICA), His Excellency, Shinichi Kitaoka in Honiara on Tuesday. At the meeting, Prime Minister Sogavare praised Mr Kitaoka for JICA’s past cooperation toward Solomon Islands, followed by discussions on future cooperation plans. The two leaders acknowledged the ongoing cooperation…

Bad weather warning

THE public had been advised to take extra precautionary measures and remain alert in light of the current bad weather situation. The Meteorology Division of the Ministry of Environment, Climate Change, Disaster Management and Meteorology (MECCDMM) on Tuesday issued advice that public must take extra care as the wet season will persist. A spokesperson from…