GOVT ON PETITION

PRIME Ministers Office (PMO) is taking action against a number of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) for failing to register as an organisation. The move came after members of the CSOs through Development Service Exchange (DSE) submitted a petition early this month demanding Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare to step down. This follow’s the decision by Cabint…

West celebrates switch with Chinese community

WESTERN Provincial Government (WPG) over the weekend celebrated the country’s recent  switch to the Republic Of China (PRC) with the Chinese community in Gizo, Western province. Premier David Gina along with the Chinese community jointly hosted the event. A number of local business houses and the Chinese community members in Gizo turned to be part…

WPIC completes historic audit report 

THE Western Province Investment Cooperation (WPIC) for the first time in over 10 years has finally completed and handed over its financial reports last Friday to the Premier of Western Province at the Premier’s office. Premier David Gina received the report as the organisation’s Chairman.  The completion of audit reporting was done by the help…

Famous ‘Faeni Dancers’ in Aust 

SOLOMON Islands famous traditional female dance group ‘Faeni’ is currently in Sydney, Australia to participate in the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo. According to the organisers, this will be the largest Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo ever staged when it marches exclusively into Sydney’s ANZ Stadium from 17-19 October. The Australian Defence Force is picking up performers…

Dausabea called to rest

FORMER Member of Parliament (MP) and private businessman Charles Dausabea has passed away on Sunday evening at the National Referral Hospital (NRH). He was a former outspoken Malaita Ma’asina Forum (MMF) president and founder/CEO of the Indigenous Chamber of Commerce.  Dausabea, 59, has been ill for sometimes. He was a trained police office after studying at…

FORMER DPM ON SACKING

THE Democratic Coalition Government for Advancement (DCGA) has ignored its own people when switching diplomatic ties from Taiwan to China.  Former Deputy Prime Minister (DPM) and the Minister for Fisheries and Marine Resources John Maneniaru revealed this after speaking for first time following his removal from the Democratic Coalition Government for Advancement (DCGA) fortnight ago.…

MP to prioritize free education

Member of Parliament for Baegu/Asifola Makario Tagini said his priority for his constituency is to provide free education for the students within its constituency. Mr Tagini said that Education is the number one priority of Baegu/Asifola constituency’s 8-year strategic plan and his office has paid a total of $235,000 to six schools both secondary and primary in…

Man missing at sea in east Malaita

A Man from Kwai Island in ward 16 East Malaita has been missing after failing to return home from a fishing trip last Monday. A report reaching Sunday Star confirmed that the incident happened just outside of Leili Island. Relative of the missing person and Provincial Assembly Member (MPA) for ward 16 in Malaita Preston…

DCGA, Guadalcanal policy frameworks aligned, say Maelanga 

Acting Prime Minister Manasseh Maelanga says the Democratic Coalition Government for Advancement (DCGA) and the Guadalcanal province do share the same basic principles and ambitions in their policy framework. Maelanga said policy frameworks ensuring that both Guadalcanal Province and Solomon Islands can benefit from policy programs that are currently undertaken for the socio-economic wellbeing. He…