TRIP MAY BACKFIRE

Premier Suidani’s trip to Taiwan could bring his own downfall   THE controversial travel to Taiwan by Premier Daniel Suidani is reportedly turning into a nightmare and could abruptly end the man’s tenure as Malaita Premier prematurely, inside sources told Solomon Star last night. Its understood the Malaita Executive is considering an emergency sitting, angry…

PM congratulates new MP

PRIME Minister (PM) Manasseh Sogavare has congratulated the youngest Member of Parliament (MP) for South Choiseul Sammy Qalo.  Qalo won the South Choiseul by-election recently in Choiseul Province. He is the son of the former MP Robertson Qalo. Mr. Sogavare congratulates Qalo when he addresses the nation on Covid-19 update speech over the national broadcaster,…

Dengue threat 

WESTERN Provincial capital Gizo is facing a threat from a rising number of dengue fever cases being reported at the Gizo Hospital last week. Director of Western Provincial Health and Medical Services, Dr. Dickson Boara revealed this on Friday during the launch of a partnership deal with Plastic Wise Gizo and Positive Change for Marine…

SI still COVID free

SOLOMON Islands has been COVID-19 free now for more than a month.  Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare announced in his nationwide address on Monday afternoon. The Prime Minister said health authorities have completed the follow up on 18 of the 20 former infected individuals.  “These 18 people have now been released.  The final two people are still being…

Lands Board welcomes COL decision

The Land Board last Tuesday gave its full support to the Commissioner of Lands (COL) for taking action to forfeit Fixed Term Estates (FTE) previously owned by Pari Development Company.  Land Board Chairman Alfred Soaki in a statement said that the Board had been informed about the long and complex history of land allocation to the…

Wale dismayed 

The Leader of Opposition Matthew Wale, has expressed his dismay on what he sees is a case of clear politicization of the medical condition and health woes of the Premier of Malaita Province Daniel Suidani.  In an issued statement on Sunday Wale said; “I am utterly dismayed at the reports currently swirling around in the public…

TAIWAN TRIP ‘UNAUTHORISED’

THE Government has dubbed the trip taken by Malaita Premier Daniel Suidani to Taiwan for medical attention as ‘unauthorised’ and undermines the ‘One China’ policy. This came after Suidani was reported to have arrived in Taiwan for medical check-up. In a statement issued by the Government Communication Unit on Sunday said, the Government of Solomon Islands considers…

Govt sitting on a US diplomatic note 

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and External Trade (MFAET) has been sitting on a diplomatic note from the US Government since March this year.  According to leaked information, a diplomatic note was believed to have been submitted to MFAET towards the end of March this year with no response from the responsible ministry.  Information received…