Planned protest over Fiu bridge 

A PEACEFUL march to protest the decision by the Malaita Provincial Government (MPG) Executive not to accept a Chinese company to upgrade Fiu bridge is being proposed. A group of supporters believed to have been influenced by few Members of the Provincial Assembly (MPA) and members of Public Accounts Committee (PAC) are planning the protest,…

PM’s POWER QUERIED

Clauses 45 and 46 of Health Bill 2021 give power to the PM   WHAT is the essence of a separation of powers if you have this section of the bill under Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) as the head of the Executive and you also give him the task of the Judiciary? It is unacceptable…

GALO JOINS DCGA

Caucus deputy welcomes Galo into Sogavare-led DCGA The Democratic Coalition Government for Advancement (DCGA) has welcomed its new member; he is the newly elected Member of Parliament for South Choiseul Constituency Sammy Galo. Mr. Galo’s decision to join the DCGA makes him the 39 member of the ruling government, a statement issued by Government Communication…

FATHER BRINGS SUSPECT SON TO POLICE

THE father of a suspect in the killing at Point Cruz last April has brought his son to Honiara where he handed him over to police this week. Pastor David Gosia of Toa’e village in West Kwaio became the first Kwaio man to have done what he did, challenging other Christians to do likewise. “It…

Dr Posala exposes SoPE shortfalls

SOLOMON Islands Medical Association (SIMA) President Dr. Claude Posala says mal-administration and corruption are evident during the State of Public Emergency within the Ministry of Health and Medical Services and nothing has been done to address these matters. Dr. Posala revealed this when he appeared before the Bills and Legislation Committee (BLC) on Monday to…

Mamara Developer clarifies ‘leaked’ letter 

The Mamara New Capital City project Developer on Tuesday responded to the recent media publicized letter from Metropolis Pacific Pte Ltd, notifying the government of the delivery date for the first batch of houses.  The Mamara Developer in a statement said the communication was a typical notification that they the developers, shall have delivered on their…

Waita Ben: Ex-PMs should not be given govt houses

EX-PRIME Ministers Sir Francis Billy Hilly and Allan Kemakeza should not be ‘offered’ government houses at the expense of senior public servants, a former Speaker of the National Parliament said this week. Waita Ben was reacting to a report in the Solomon Star last week that the Office of the Prime Minister is finalising arrangements…

PM to Buala for Isabel’s big day 

PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare will leave for Buala, Isabel Province this morning to attend the province’s 2nd Appointed Day celebrations. The event will be held tomorrow in Buala. The Prime Minister and his delegation will travel onboard the Patrol Boat, a statement from the Prime Minister Press Secretariat said. The Isabel provincial government and communities…