PM urges diplomats to represent national interest

Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare has urged the heads of Solomon Islands foreign missions of keeping within the confines of their crucial role of representing the interest of the government and people of Solomon Islands. He made the reminder when opening the three-day Solomon Islands Heads of Missions and National Stakeholders’ Consultation in Honiara Tuesday morning.…

Solomon Airlines to relaunch Sydney route with special deal

NATIONAL CARRIER Solomon Airlines will be relaunching its Honiara-Sydney route starting on Tuesday 26th of this month. This came after the Solomon Airlines announced the temporary suspension of its Sydney-Honiara service from 22 February – 25 April 2016 while the carrier’s flagship Airbus A-320 undergoes maintenance in Singapore. Reports reaching the Solomon Star confirmed that,…

CK constituents commend TSI awareness

PARTICIPANTS of the CDF awareness workshop organized at Radefasu commended Transparency Solomon Islands (TSI) for educating constituents about the funds. More than 18 representatives from wards 21 and 29 of Central Kwara’ae constituency attended the workshop which was held yesterday at Radefasu village. A participant Clade Maelefoa said the workshop was timely and informative. “The…

Premier defends sale of plaza

MALAITA province Premier, Peter Ramohia has defended the $4 million offer to National Provident Fund (NPF) for the sale of the deteriorated Auki plaza. This came after the Auki Plaza Tenants committee has condemned the move by the province to sell the building to NPF. Ramohia told the Solomon Star in Honiara yesterday, that the…

Yow blasts investors

SOLOMON Islands Ports Authority (SIPA) Chief Executive Officer, Collin Yow has attacked multi-national companies investing in the country describing them as ripping off more money from people of this country. Some of the companies are Solrice, Guadalcanal Plains and Palm Oil Limited (GPPOL) and National Fisheries Development. Speaking during the public forum at Heritage Park…

SIPA forum successfully held

The public forum organised by the Solomon Islands Ports Authority (SIPA) to clarify issues surrounding the SIPA reform was successfully held yesterday at the Heritage Park Hotel conference room. Hundreds of people attended the meeting with presentations from members of the SIPA team including the controversial Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Collin Yow. The forum was…

GP needs to pass budget today

THE Guadalcanal Provincial government led by newly elected premier Anthony Veke has only today to pass their 2016-2017 budget. According to Ministry of Provincial Government and Institutional Strengthening law, every budget of the nine provincial governments must be passed before March the 31st. This was to allow the Minister to endorse it before the province…

Western Assembly supports rearmament

The Western Provincial Assembly (WPA) acknowledged and appreciated the assistance provided by the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands (RAMSI) in restoring law and order after the ethnic tension which affected the country from 1998 to 2003. “Solomon Islands must now take care of its own security. RAMSI cannot stay forever. We must accept responsibility…