MIXED REACTIONS AT HCC

HCC executive members unhappy with Mayor’s delay to remove Sore   THERE are mixed reactions within the Honiara City Council (HCC) executive over the failure of Mayor, Wilson Mamae’s assurance to remove the city Clerk, sources within the Mamae-Sore regime said yesterday. This was in relation to the executive members’ revelation that they were not…

GG gets his jab

COVID-19 vaccination at the Central Field Hospital in Honiara has entered its second day with the Governor-General His Excellency Sir David Vunagi taking opening the line of vaccination with his first COVID-19 vaccine jab.  As per the established workflow, the Governor-General filled his registration form and card and entered the field hospital where one of…

Alleged hawkers face court

A MAN accused of selling betel nut and cigarette rolls at a bus stop in Honiara a fortnight ago will face the court again, Thursday next week. Ambrose Siau, is facing one count of hawking in a public place, an offence under the Honiara City Council (HCC) Ordinance. He appeared in the Honiara Magistrate’s Court…

RCDF GRANTS

MPs to get nearly $7million each in RCDF grants this year, leaked budget papers show AS it prepares to table the 2021 national budget estimates early next month, Solomon Star can reveal what the government intends to spend the more than $930 million in development budget on over the next nine months. Rural development receives…

Motion against Sade withdrawn

GUADALCANAL Premier Francis Sade survives the Motion of No Confidence (MNC) against him after the mover, MPA for Wanderer Bay verbally withdraws the motion on the floor of the Assembly.  In his brief reply, Premier Sade reminds the Assembly of these few words:  “If you’re here for money, if you’re here for power, if you’re…

THE FIRST JAB

PM says ‘I feel normal’ after getting first jab   PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare says he feels normal after getting his first jab with the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine after launching the historic vaccination roll-out in the country. Speaking to local journos after taking the first shot at the Field Hospital Multi-Purpose Hall in Honiara yesterday,…

MAMAE FACES MOTION

A MOTION of No-Confidence is being filed against the Honiara City Council (HCC) Lord Mayor, Wilson Mamae, it was revealed. Former HCC Finance Chairman and Councillor for Vavaya Ward, Billy Abae made the submission on Monday 1st March 2021. The motion is expected to be moved in the first quarter full council meeting, next week.…

South Choiseul by-election 

Voters from South Choiseul Constituency will now go to the poll to elect their Member of Parliament on 19th May, 2021.   This was confirmed by signing of the Election date instrument by His Excellency, the Governor-General, Sir. David Vunagi, which was later published in the gazette yesterday. Chief Electoral Officer, Mrs. Jane Waetara said that…