Beck sets to take up duties in Australia

PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare on Monday commissioned the country’s new High Commissioner to Australia, Colin David Beck. The commissioning ceremony held in the Cabinet Chamber was presided over by the Secretary to Cabinet, James Remobatu and Chief of Protocol in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and External Trade, Kereta Sanga in the presence of the…

Former combatants want answers

FORMER Malaita combatants are giving Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare until December 5th to response to the unfulfilled promise he made to them during the National Healing and Apology Week in Honiara July this year. A spokesman for the former Malaita combatants Faiga Wasi told Solomon Star that during the National Healing and Apology Week Mr…

Councillor Malefo resigned

HONIARA City councillor forVuhokesa Ward Greg Malefo has tendered his resignation as chairman for Trade and Commerce within the Honiara City Council (HCC). Mr Malefo’s resignation was confirmed by Honiara City Lord Mayor Andrew Mua yesterday. Mr Mua told Solomon Star that he received Mr Malefo’s resignation letter Monday this week. He said Mr Malefo’s…

Munda airport next phase 2017

Work on the second phase of the Munda airport in Western province is expected to start early next year. Ministry of Communication and Aviation permanent secretary, Moses Virivolomo confirmed this when he appeared before the Public Accounts Committee (pac) in Parliament on Sunday. Virivolomo said the second phase is likely to start January or February…

NO LOYALTY IN PARTY SYSTEM

Democratic Alliance Party (DAP) Parliamentary Wing Leader Rick Hou says there is no loyalty to political parties. He made the statement in reference to the current political infighting when he delivered his speech during a fundraising event on Saturday night. “As you all see and note from the current political infighting this is yet a…

New Renbel boat commissioned

SHIPPING difficulties experienced by Rennell and Bellona Province people over the years may now be over. This followed the commissioning of their newly purchased ship at the Point Cruz wharf in Honiara on Sunday. The vessel, MV Avaikimaine, was bought from Japan using funds the province secured under the government’s National Transport and Infrastructure grant.…

East Makira advances in govt’s RWASH program

GCU: East Makira Constituency has stepped up its focus on advancing the national government’s RWASH programme in its rural communities through the use of its ROC (Republic of China) component of its Rural Constituency Development Funds (RCDF). Under the East Makira Constituency’s rural constituency development strategic plans for 2015 – 2018 devised by the Constituency…

PARTY GEARS UP FOR ELECTION

WITH the 2018 national general election (NGE) fast approaching the Democratic Alliance Party (DAP) has kicked off its preparation work. A statement from the Opposition Office said, the Party on Saturday night held a corporate fundraiser at the Honiara Hotel. The occasion was used to present the Party’s standards and manifesto to business houses, it…

Safe Boat Operation starts Thursday

AUKI Police will commence its ‘Safe Boat Operation’ on Thursday. Speaking to Solomon Star, Malaita Province acting provincial police commander Timothy Apaisi said as of December 1st police will start inspecting ships arriving in Auki from Honiara. He said Auki Police will be patrolling Auki Wharf for intoxicated passengers travelling onboard the ships. Last week…

Man who assaults wife on bond

A man who was charged under the Family Protection Act (FPA) for assaulting his wife has been placed on a 12 year bond on Monday. This was after David Daivo pleaded guilty to punching his wife on her face, head and ear with his right closed fist. He was charged with domestic violence – physical…