OPMC rejects Sun’s report

THE Office of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (OPMC) also rejected false claims made in the Island Sun newspaper, Tuesday. A statement from OPMC stated the allegations were unfounded and a blatant misrepresentation of the facts. The front-page article claimed Mr Sogavare tried to bypass protocol and was alleged to have forced the Governor General…

Sasako denies working for China

LOCAL journalist Alfred Sasako has denied any involvement with Chinese firms in the country. Rather, he said he was simply doing his work as a journalist to report on issues affecting the country. Sasako was responding to accusations levelled against him by local activist Lawrence Makili. Makili earlier accused Sasako of misleading the nation with…

Pre-trial conferences on petition cases continue

PRE-TRIAL hearings are continuing to be conducted into the election petition cases against Members of Parliament (MP) in the High Court. The total number of the petitions related to the recent National General Elections (NGE) in April currently before the High Court is 26. Twenty-five cases are in pre-trial hearings and direction hearings stages while…

New ministers sworn-in

Three Members of Parliament (MP) were sworn-in before the Governor General His Excellency, the Rt Reverend David Vunagi on Tuesday morning to serve as ministers’ of the crown. A statement from the Prime MInister Press Secretariat The swearing-in ceremony formalises the appointment of  Nestor Ghiro as the new Minister for Fisheries and Marine Resources, John Moffat…

Government House refutes report

PRIVATE Secretary to the Governor-General (GG) Nigel Zagiri Maezama says the front page article in the Island Sun on Tuesday was misleading and contain errors. He stated it in an email sent to Solomon Star last night. “Government House (GH) did not refuse to hold a credential presentation ceremony for the new Ambassador of the Peoples’…

PETITION TO PM

  CSOs call on PM to step down within 14 days By ANDREW FANASIA SPECIAL Secretary to the Prime Minister (SSPM) Albert Kabui has received the petition from the Civil Society Organisations (CSO) at the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), Tuesday. The petition was submitted calling on Manasseh Sogavare to step down as the prime minister…

Wale fears worse from China switch

LEADER of Opposition Matthew Wale has blasted the Government for the statements issued recently to justify the switching of diplomatic ties from Taiwan to China. He statement comes after the Government hastily sealed the switch to China and made the announcement at the United Nations General Assembly meeting in New York last week.   “The statements…

Makili slams Sasako

CIVIL Society leader Lawrence Makili calls on veteran journalist Alfred Sasako to stop misleading this nation about the Bintang Mining Solomon Islands Ltd (BIMSI) Mining $300 million injected into the nation’s coffers since 2014. “Who are you fooling Sasako,” Mr Makili questioned. It was reported by Sasako yesterday that new unaudited figures obtained by Islands…

Poor turnout of youths at police forum

THERE was poor turnout of youths during the youth-police forum dialogue on Monday in Honiara. The event was held at the Multi-Purpose Hall. A head count just saw just well over a hundred youths showed up during the forum facilitated by Police. The forum was arranged by the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) in which…