Sasako denies working for China

LOCAL journalist Alfred Sasako has denied any involvement with Chinese firms in the country. Rather, he said he was simply doing his work as a journalist to report on issues affecting the country. Sasako was responding to accusations levelled against him by local activist Lawrence Makili. Makili earlier accused Sasako of misleading the nation with…

New ministers sworn-in

Three Members of Parliament (MP) were sworn-in before the Governor General His Excellency, the Rt Reverend David Vunagi on Tuesday morning to serve as ministers’ of the crown. A statement from the Prime MInister Press Secretariat The swearing-in ceremony formalises the appointment of  Nestor Ghiro as the new Minister for Fisheries and Marine Resources, John Moffat…

Government House refutes report

PRIVATE Secretary to the Governor-General (GG) Nigel Zagiri Maezama says the front page article in the Island Sun on Tuesday was misleading and contain errors. He stated it in an email sent to Solomon Star last night. “Government House (GH) did not refuse to hold a credential presentation ceremony for the new Ambassador of the Peoples’…

PETITION TO PM

  CSOs call on PM to step down within 14 days By ANDREW FANASIA SPECIAL Secretary to the Prime Minister (SSPM) Albert Kabui has received the petition from the Civil Society Organisations (CSO) at the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), Tuesday. The petition was submitted calling on Manasseh Sogavare to step down as the prime minister…

Wale fears worse from China switch

LEADER of Opposition Matthew Wale has blasted the Government for the statements issued recently to justify the switching of diplomatic ties from Taiwan to China. He statement comes after the Government hastily sealed the switch to China and made the announcement at the United Nations General Assembly meeting in New York last week.   “The statements…

Makili slams Sasako

CIVIL Society leader Lawrence Makili calls on veteran journalist Alfred Sasako to stop misleading this nation about the Bintang Mining Solomon Islands Ltd (BIMSI) Mining $300 million injected into the nation’s coffers since 2014. “Who are you fooling Sasako,” Mr Makili questioned. It was reported by Sasako yesterday that new unaudited figures obtained by Islands…

Voters thank MP for not supporting China

NORTH West Guadalcanal people have uttered their gratitude towards their Member of Parliament Bodo Detke for his stand with Taiwan instead of China. Former Member of Provincial Assembly for Sahalu ward Kanuto Kobi relayed the statement through the North West Guadalcanal Stringer John Toki on Monday. “We the people of Sahalu ward in N/West Guadalcanal…