Call to repatriate Lauru people

The non executive side has called onto to the current led Benjamin Harrison government to help repatriate all Lauru people living from Honiara city to their villages. The call was issued following  civil unrest in Honiara last week. As a result of the situation racial discrimination also occurred where dark-skinned people have been targeted especially…

The Chinese Embassy condemns riot

The Embassy of the People’s Republic of China strongly condemns the recent riot in Honiara, which left China Town and Chinese-owned shops among other areas in ruins, resulting in huge property loss and social panic. Hundreds of Chinese families including elders, kids and women were driven homeless and displaced in distress, it said in a…

WEST TO PUSH FOR STATEHOOD

NEWLY elected Premier of Western Province Christian Burley Mesepitu will be pushing the national government to offer them the statehood status. Premier Mesepitu made this statement in his inaugural and victory speech on Thursday in Gizo. During the speech he appeals to the National Government to quickly pass federalism for Western Province. “On a more…

Ships travel on Sunday clarified

THE Solomon Islands Maritime & Safety Authority (SIMSA has clarified why ships were allowed to travel out of Honiara on Sunday the 5th December following a gazette notice that didn’t allow any ships to move in and out of the capital. Police warned all vessels berthing at the domestic wharf in Point Cruz, Honiara that…

NEW MALAITA ALLIANCE DISTANCES ITSELF

MALAITA South East West Are’Are and Kwaio (SEWAK) – a newly-formed alliance which represents nearly fifty per cent of Malaita Province – has distanced itself from the “ongoing internal radical contention displayed by the MARA regime towards the Solomon Islands Government. Instead, it will work towards establishing a new province to be known as SEWAK…

Police confiscate large amounts of looted goods buried underground behind Panatina village in east Honiara

A joint operation between Royal Solomon Island Police Force (RSIPF) and Australian Federal Police (AFP) executed a search warrant and confiscated alleged looted items buried behind Panatina village yesterday (5 December 2021). The joint operation was initiated to target offenders alleged to be involved in the looting and theft of machinery and tools from hardware…

Main market closes today

The Honiara Central Market will close today due to the proposed motion of no confidence against Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare. The Honiara City Mayor Eddie Siapu has told Solomon Star, Sunday. Mr Siapu said the closure of Honiara Central Market is for the safety of market vendors. “This is for the safety of our people…

TEST OF POWER

CONFIDENCE under the Democratic Coalition Government for Advancement (DCGA) government led by Prime Minister (PM) Manasseh Sogavare will be tested on the floor of Parliament today. This comes as the much anticipated motion of no confidence will be debated this morning. Opposition Leader Matthew Wale filed the motion more than a week ago. The Office…