Premier claims ploy to oust him

RENBEL premier Colin Singamoana has accused Asia Pacific Investment Development Limited (APID) of colluding with the province’s non-executive group to oust him. He claimed this was confirmed recently with non-executive members coming out with wild allegations accusing him and his executive. “The group, led by the former Renbel premier Lence Tango, is attempting to topple…

Congregation urged to help the poor

CHURCH members of St Vincent De Paul Catholic Church in Central Guadalcanal are being urged to practice the characters of St Vincent in their daily living. The characters of St Vincent are to help the poor. According to Northwest Guadalcanal Solomon Star stringer John Toki, the program was attended by 500 people from churches around…

PCC holds training for MPs

More than ten Members of Parliament (MP) despite their very busy schedules have attended a three day training workshop program organised by the Pacific Conference of Churches (PCC). The workshop which commenced on Monday was held half a day over three days and was facilitated by Rev. Francois Pihaatae and Dr. Julia Edwards of the…

Police pay tribute to fallen PNG colleagues

ROYAL Solomon Islands Police force shear moment of remembrance to five Royal Papua New Guinea Constable who lost their live over the past twelve months in their lines of duty. They are late Senior Constable Salathiel Steve Lasingan, Constable Clifford Yembiningi, Senior constable Alan Anai,Chief Sergeant Camilus Salingwi and Senior constable Dunstan Baure. Solomon Islands…

Yam festival set for 2016

THE dates for the ‘Yam Festival’ which will take place at the southern region of Malaita province is set for 24 – 27 of July 2016. This was revealed by the chairman of the organizing committee and Member of Parliament (MP) for Small Malaita, Rick Hou during the launching of the festival’s logo and theme…

Yam festival logo, theme, launched

MEMBER of Parliament (MP) for Small Malaita Constituency, Rick Hou has successfully launched the Yam festival logo and theme in Honiara, early this week. The launching was officiated by the MP and members of the organizing committee at the Solomon Kitano Mendana Hotel, which was attended by senior government officials, friends, and people of the…

Yow delivers

Controversial SIPA chief pays $10M profit to govt CONTROVERSIAL Solomon Islands Ports Authority (SIPA) chief executive officer created history yesterday when he paid $10 million in dividends to the government. This came just eight months after he took on the reins of SIPA and introduced significant and often controversial changes in an effort to turn…

Police arrest 5th Mbike suspect

A FIFTH suspect into the Mbike Island shooting has been arrested recently, but released on bail yesterday in the Honiara Magistrates’ Court. Aikan Maelausia was released on a cash bail of $5,000 with strict bail conditions. His surety was also ordered to enter into a principal bail of $2,000. He faces charges of attempted murder,…