Gov’t’s anti-corruption flagship policy is off the ground

AFTER ten months of “painful and frustrating” experience, the Government’s flagship policy on anti-corruption is finally up and running. The event was marked by the swearing-in of the head of the newly-established Solomon Islands Independent Commission Against Corruption (SIICAC), John Hugani Kouni, in Honiara on Thursday.  The brief ceremony sealed Mr. Kouni’s five-year appointment as…

Police news in brief

* Police land issue at Pelau, MOI sorted* Three crocs killed in Choiseul* POLICE 24/7 operation continues Police land issue at Pelau, MOI sorted    A MEETING over land issues between chiefs, landowners of Pelau, Malaita Outer Islands and Police last week has been successful. Police Chief Mostyn Mangau has travelled to Pelau with the…

Our first visually impaired lawyer

Solomon Islands has created history by producing a first-ever visually impaired (blind) person to have graduated with a Bachelor of Law in the South Pacific. Edwin Babanisi from Shortlands in Western Province and Makira on Thursday graduated from the University of the South Pacific (USP) after years of study at the USP Laucala Campus.  Due…

Drone sighted at police base, border

POLICE are hunting down the owner of a drone that was seen flying over their base at the Western Border, Shortland Islands, Western Province. Police Chief Mostyn Mangau said they are concern with the flying of the drone at the border because it compromises their security operation. “We will find information as to who owns…

All foreign assistance should benefit SI

The Embassy of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) in the Solomon Islands has recently reiterated their view on foreign assistance to Solomon Islands during an interview with Solomon Star.  The Embassy has pointed out that, all foreign assistance should bring real benefit to the people of Solomon Islands. The Embassy emphasized that, as the…

CASH OFFER FAIL

TWO employees of a logging company operating in Malaita Province attempted to offer money to the Provincial Police Commander (PPC) for Malaita this week. Report reaching the paper said Stanley Riolo was visited by two men associated with the company. The company had come under media spotlight for allegedly illegal logging activities on one of…

ONE CASE

As three positive cases turned negative By IAN M.KAUKUINewsroom, Honiara  THE country has recorded an additional COVID-19 positive case this week bringing the total to four. However, the good news is that the first three cases have tested negative. The latest results came following the fourth round of test this week, the Minister of Health…

Suidani: its a clean victory

The Malaita Provincial Premier Daniel Suidani has cleared rumors stating outside agents are supporting him to win the motion of no confidence on the floor of the Malaita Provincial Assembly last week on Tuesday.  Premier Suidani’s defeat of the motion of no confidence set to oust him last week with an overwhelming victory of 24-9…

PM reveals elation almost turns to disaster

PRIME Minister (PM) Manasseh Sogavare yesterday says he had “serious doubts” about hosting the 2023 Pacific Games shortly after winning the rights to do so four years ago. He said he led a bipartisan team of political leaders, including then Opposition Leader, Jerry Manele, to Vanuatu in 2016 to bid for the right to host…