PREMIER SETS PRIORITY

The newly elected Malaita Premier sets compliance as priority during his four-month tenure MARTIN Gaote’e Fini is the new Premier of Malaita Province. And the newly elected leader of the nation’s most populous Province, has vowed to tighten loopholes in the regulations governing the management of public funds as he prepares to announce his ministerial…

WESTERN PREMIER MEETS PRIME MINISTER

Premier of Western Province Hon. Billy Veo and members of his executive this morning paid an introductory courtesy call on Prime Minister Hon. Manasseh Sogavare at the Office of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. Two important issues raised during the discussion were the State Government and the switch to establish diplomatic ties with the People’s…

Suidani congratulates Fini

FORMER premier of Malaita Province Daniel Suidani has congratulated his successor, the newly elected premier of Malaita Province Martin Fini following his victory today. Speaking to Solomon Star Auki after the declaration of the new premier, Mr Suidani said he wishes Premier Fini and his government all the best in leading the province forward. He…

PREMIER BATTLE RAGES

The battle for a new Premier for Malaita Province with the confirmation of two candidates for post, Glen Waneta for MARA and Martin Fini for the Non-Executive THE Office of the Speaker confirmed it had received nominations from the opposing groups – the MARA government side and the Non-Executive – before nominations closed at 4:30…

Malaita Province tops Chinese-funded scholarships

MALAITA Province whose provincial leaderships is resisting China’s investments in the province tops Chinese Government fully-funded scholarships in universities right across China, official figures show. Overall, there are 103 Solomon Islands students studying in various universities across China, fully paid for by the Government of China. Of this number, some 93 students are doing their…

Rotavirus cases in Gizo rise

WITH the ongoing water shortage in Gizo in the aftermath of the dry season, Waterborne diseases (WBDs), especially diarrhea, have struck Gizo communities recently. Since the past few weeks ago, Gizo Hospital Outpatient Department continued to receive an increasing number of diarrhea cases from Gizo communities.  Those affected are from all age groups, including children.…

MARA pursues High Court case

NEW information has surfaced regarding the case filed in the High Court by former Malaita Premier, Daniel Suidani, against the decision of the Malaita Provincial Speaker. Mr Suidani has sought a high court review of the action of the Speaker in allowing the assembly to vote on the revised 2022-2023 Budget without being tabled as…