SOGAVARE FACES NO-CONFIDENCE MOTION

Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare faces a motion of no-confidence when Parliament resumes next Monday. The National Parliament Office confirmed that the Speaker of National Parliament Ajilon Nasiu received a motion of no-confidence notice from the Leader of the Independent Group Dr Derek Sikua on Sunday and was put on notice the same day. A statement…

SI backs Taiwan

Solomon Islands has again pledged unwavering solidarity with the Government and people of the Republic of China (Taiwan) in its noble quest for participation in the United Nations (UN) system and its 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. “We are together on this mission.  How could we not?  The UN is about people and it’s 2030…

Govt cautions Renbel divers

RENBEL entrepreneurs planning to dive the Indispensable reef for sea cucumbers are being told to apply for a permit license from the government through the Ministry of Fisheries. Acting Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Fisheries Ferral Lasi in an interview last week said that diving beche-de-mer at Renbel’s vast Indispensable reef requires a license.…

‘MOVES TO HALT BILL’

THE Office of the Prime Minister and Cabinet says the real reason behind the mass resignation of Government Ministers is an attempt to halt the Anti-Corruption Bill (ACB) from getting into Parliament. This follows the resignation of nine Government Ministers and nine Backbenchers over the weekend. They claimed their reason for leaving was having lack…

Miss Chan snatches Miss Solomon Islands crown

The new Miss Solomon Islands was crowned last Saturday night and she is Emily Chan. Miss Chan snatched the crown from six other contestants in a ceremony staged at the Coral Sea Resort in Honiara. The six others included Miss Samlinsan Mowisha Angiki, Miss SINU Hephzibah Karibule, Miss Guadalcanal Gladys Vasuni, Miss Malaita Greimie Ezra,…

GOVT LOSES MORE MPs

Teamed up with Honiara Hotel Camp last night By Lynnissha Runa  ELEVEN (11) more government Ministers and Backbencers have walked out from the Sogavare-led Democratic Coalition for Change Government (DCCG) yesterday and have joined the Honiara Hotel Camp last night to form a new government. The Honiara Hotel camp last night claimed it had 29…

Rocky is Mr South Pacific

Historic feat for local body building By SIMON ABANA Rocky Teklem becomes the first Solomon Islander to win the Mr South Pacific Body Building overall winner title in the 2017 South Pacific Body Building Championship yesterday at Multipurpose Hall. Teklem’s historic feat came after he out-scored other finalists that included athletes from New Caledonia, Tahiti…

Gov’t collapsing

Sogavare loses seven ministers By LYNNISSHA RUNA A new government is likely to be formed within the next two weeks following the resignation of seven cabinet ministers yesterday. More ministers are expected to tender their resignation letters in coming days. Among those who resigned is Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Home Affairs Manasseh Maelanga.…

Volcanic ash affects thousands in Temotu

ABOUT 11,500 people in Temotu province are affected as a result of the continuous eruption of volcanic ash from Tinakula, a report from the National Emergency Operation Centre (NEOC) yesterday revealed. However, the report stated that the number can be ascertained in the coming days as verification continues. Reef Islands and the Polynesian outlying island…