Man calls on MP to quit

A Fataleka man calls on the current Member of Parliament (MP) for Fataleka, Steve Abana to quit politics following what he claimed as failing the constituents for the last three terms in office. Nemuel Olofisau, from Waole community in East Fataleka in an interview with the Solomon Star in Auki, Tuesday expressed its time for…

PM clarifies status of iron bars at CBSI

PRIME Minister Rick Hou has clarified the status surrounding the progress on iron bars that are stored at the Central Bank of Solomon Islands (CBSI). The PM made the clarification in Parliament on Monday in light of the question by Member of Parliament for Auki/Langalanga Matthew Wale on the status and progress of those iron…

Sikua denies unlawful act

THE Prosecution will be grilling the former permanent secretary (PS) for the Ministry of Police, National Security and Correctional Services, Edmond Sikua, today when the trial resumes. Sikua gave evidence in the defence case on Tuesday and had managed to complete his examination in chief. Public Prosecutor Bradley Dalipanda, will today cross-examine Sikua when the…

Gina praises Gov’t for passing ACB

THE newly elected Premier of Western province David Gina has congratulated Prime Minister Hou and his Government for passing the Anti-Corruption Bill. Premier Gina applauded the Prime Minister, stating that it is a welcoming news for his executive and his people. “I sincerely congratulate you and your government for passing the ACB. “It is a…

18 months for thief

A MAN, who confesses to stealing mobile phones from vendors at the Honiara Central Market and intimidated one, has been sentenced to a total of 18 months imprisonment, Monday. Alick Kwaifiri had entered guilty pleas to one count of intimidation and two counts of simple larceny. Deputy Chief, Magistrate Ricky Iomea,during the sentencing said Kwaifiri…

WHY GOLD RIDGE DELAYS

  LACK of an environmental management plan is delaying the much awaited mining operation at Gold Ridge in central Guadalcanal to commence. This clarification following queries from lot of people who want to join the mining operation at Gold Ridge when it commences operation. However, in a brief interview with the paper this week, director…

MASI hails govt for Bill passage

THE Media Association of Solomon Islands (MASI) has commended the government for passing the Anti-Corruption Bill (ACB) 2017. The Bill, which is now an act of parliament was debated this week and finally passed by the members of parliament on Wednesday 26th. “The passing of the ACB is a positive step for the country towards…

South Bougainville MP supports NRH

Member of Parliament (MP) for South Bougainville, Timothy Masiu, has donated forty thousand kina (SBD$91,000) towards Solomon Islands PNG Association (SIPA) appeal for the purchase of medical equipment for the National Referral Hospital in Honiara. President of the Solomon Islands PNG Association, Denyse Ealedona, expressed gratitude towards the kind gesture by Masiu to donate towards…

Call to suspend fisheries PS, director

THERE are continuous calls to suspend the permanent secretary (PS) for the Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources (MFMR), Christian Ramofafia, and his director, Edward Honiwala, following the recent High Court judgement. Coastal resource owners and certain people from Ontong Java atoll called on the Cabinet and the Prime Minister Office (PMO) to suspend the…

‘Disregard for livelihood’

A Forestry expert describes the releasing of oil into the ocean by a logging company operating in North West Guadalcanal as a deliberate disregard for nature and human beings. Last weekend he witnessed extensive amounts of oil, spilled on the seawater surface between Kakabona and Bogehe beach in North West Guadalcanal. He observed that the…