Australia to build security outpost here

AUSTRALIA will build a border and patrol boat outpost in Solomon Islands’ western provinces. That’s according to a joint statement Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison and his Solomon Islands counterpart Manasseh Sogavare issued, Monday. “Australia and Solomon Islands share an enduring and close friendship,” the statement said. “It’s a relationship founded on a common history…

WALE SPELLS OUT FEAR

China-SIG meet cost of historic trip By ANDREW FANASIA OPPOSITION leader Mathew Wale says he’s worried about the make-up of the 32-member delegation Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare is leading to China. The delegation left yesterday and is expect to sign a raft of agreements with the Chinese Government during the week-long trip. “By looking at…

New British envoy to SI announced

THE British Government on Thursday announced its new representative to Solomon Islands and Nauru. A press statement from the British Government said Dr Brian Jones has been appointed High Commissioner to Solomon Islands. He will also be the non-resident High Commissioner to the Republic of Nauru. Dr Jones will succeed Mr David Ward. Mr Ward…

GP to review foreign relations

THE Guadalcanal province is looking forward to renew, strengthen and improve its foreign policy with its global sister relations, says Premier Francis Sade.  Currently the province has sister relationships with Guangdong Province (Mainland China), Guadalcanal, Seville (Spain), and Saskatchewan of Canada.  The province in a statement stated that one of the major aspects of its…

Noro nail throwers probed

ROYAL Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) officers of Noro Town have arrested a man for alleged to be responsible for throwing onto public government roads in Noro hundreds of two inch nails intended to puncture vehicle tyres. Reports reaching the Solomon Star said police on Friday had arrested a young man from Marovo lagoon who…

Horrific act

A MENTALLY-ill person who attempted to chop off his private part and neck was saved in time after he was found unconscious covered with blood. This horrific incident occurred at Titiana village in West Gizo, Western province. Reports reaching Solomon Star Gizo said that the incident occurred around 3pm. Speaking to the Solomon Star in…