PM grilled over Djokovic’s saga

THE Malaita Provincial Premier Daniel Suidani has questioned why Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare was tight-lip about the case of his nephew Robson Djokovic a foreigner who is the Chief of Staff to the Prime Minister Office (PMO).  Premier Suidani told Solomon Star in an exclusive interview over the weekend that the PM should explain to…

SHOCKING REVELATION

USD$100b proposed loan surprises China officials here By ANDREW FANASIA THE proposed $100 billion loan deal between the Solomon Island Government (SIG) and a confidential Chinese donor through broker Terry Wong has shocked Chinese officials in Honiara. The loan deal hit the local media headlines last week after the responsible Minister for Finance come out…

MPA queries $200k for Wagina celebrations 

MEMBER of Provincial Assembly (MPA) for Choiseul province Clement Kengava has questioned the provincial government over its planned Second Appointed Day celebration in Wagina and the SBD$200,000.00 that was allocated. In a statement to the Solomon Star yesterday, Mr. Kengava said the Revised Choiseul Province Budget passed in Assembly October last year, allocated $200,000.00 for…

Firimolea returns to Court next Monday

SENTENCING submissions and mitigation on the case of recaptured prison escapee Frank Firimolea has been further deferred to Monday next week. The sentencing submission listed for Monday did not happen as previously scheduled. Public Solicitor’s lawyer Rodney Manebosa told the court that he is yet to prepare mitigation for his client. He also said the…

Officials summoned, face court 

Western Province Premier David Gina and his Deputy Christian Mesepitu were summoned by the Police for questioning on Monday in relation to the KHY acquisition issue in Gizo, Western Province. Early on Monday morning the Deputy Premier woke up to find the Police at his doorstep and was led down to the Police station for questioning. Christian Mesepitu met…

Gizo public warned 

Gizo Police and Police Response Unit (PRU) has warned the public not to get involved or react over the demolishing of the buildings and market stalls at the KHY Seafront. The Police Officers and the PRU officers have secured the area to safeguard the process of the demolition of the buildings at the KHY Seafront to…

TOP OFFICIALS ARRESTED

Over tense land issue in Gizo over the weekend BY ULUTAH GINAIN GIZO TWO top officials within the Western Provincial Government were arrested on Saturday night in relation to the KHY Seafront issue in Gizo, Western Province which has resulted in an unstable situation over the weekend. The two arrested included John Lepese Paul, the…

Malaita MPs told: Be responsible 

PREMIER Daniel Suidani has made an appeal to the Members of Parliament (MPs) representing Malaita Province to think about the people they are representing in parliament.  Mr. Suidani made the call in light of the exposed USD100 billion proposed deal persuaded by the Finance Minister Hurry Kuma. Speaking to this paper, the Malaita premier said…

RSIPF urged to partner with SIG

The Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) has been urged to work in partnership with the Solomon Islands Government. Opening the first Provincial Police Commanders and Directors Conference for 2020 at the Rove Police Headquarters in Honiara on Monday, Minister of Police National Security and Correctional Services, Hon. Anthony Veke says, “Policing capabilities and capacities must…