STUDENTS DILEMMA

Fugui urged to act on promise By IAN M.KAUKUI   TASK-FORCE chairman Moffat Fugui has been urged to act on promises he made to immediately address the predicament our students studying in Taiwan now face. Honiara resident Jay Tane made the call following Monday’s decision to switch ties, leaving the future of 125 students studying…

WPDC to visit affected areas

WESTERN Provincial Disaster Committee (WPDC) will visit Vella La Vella island to conduct an assessment of the affected areas caused by the recent bad weather in Western province. The team is made up of Gizo Police Officers, Red Cross, Agriculture and R- WASH (Rural Water Sanitation Hygiene). They will visit communities in ward 8 from…

Taiwan projects cease 

TAIWAN in its final attempt to salvage its ties with Solomon Islands has promised to pour in more projects for Solomon Islands as part of assisting the country. Taiwan Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Dr Szu-chien Hsu announced this following his arrival in the country on Monday for a brief visit. But his announcement fell…

PAP hits out at switch

SUPPORTERS of the People’s Alliance Party in Honiara and Makira say closing of diplomatic ties with the Republic of China on Taiwan by the Government of Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare is a sad affair for Solomon Islands. PAP does not have a member in the National Parliament as its candidates who had won seats in…

West welcomes govt’s decision

THE Western provincial government (WPG) has welcomed the government’s decision to switch allegiance to the People’s Republic of China (PRC), describing the latest diplomatic change as historic. In a statement issued through the Western Provincial Government communication unit in Gizo on Tuesday afternoon, Western Premier David Gina said the switch is a way forward in terms…

Cries fall short

MALAITANS who took part in a peaceful protest against government’s decision to switch diplomatic tie from Taiwan to China yesterday say their cries have fallen on deaf ears. The protest came after 27 government members voted in a resolution to switch ties from traditional partner Taiwan to China. Speaking to the Solomon Star in an…

Wale condemns switch decision

OPPOSITION leader Mathew Wale has condemned the Prime Minister’s decision to allow the government to hastily decide switching ties from Taiwan to China. Government Caucus and Cabinet decided on Monday night to make the switch. “The hasty manner in which the Government made the decision is both undemocratic and highly questionable,” Wale said.   “Taiwan has…