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…

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…

Manual on good decision making received by PM

Prime Minister PM) Manasseh Sogavare on Wednesday formally received the GOOD DECISION MAKING-MANUAL. Ombudsman, Fred Fakarii and Chairman of the Leadership Code Commission Solomon Kalu presented the manual to the honorable Prime Minister as Minister responsible for the Ombudsman’s Office and Leadership Code Commission Office, a statement issued by Government Communication Unit said. Divided in…

WAR OF WORDS

Speaker, Premier trade accusations of lies over swearing-in ceremony   PREMIER Daniel Suidani and the Speaker of the Malaita Provincial Assembly Ronnie Butala are trading accusations of lying as the countdown starts on a no-confidence motion in the Premier next week. Mr. Suidani told the national broadcaster, Solomon Islands Broadcasting Corporation [SIBC] on Tuesday night…