National Youth Parliament deferred

The National Youth Parliament (NYP) event that was supposed to happen on 26th to 29th September has now been moved to 10th -14th October 2016. The decision to postpone this event is to give enough time for letters and other information to reach all schools that will be participating, since some of these schools are…

20 Political Appointees re-engaged

Government has re-engaged the service of 20 Politically Appointed (PA) officers whose contracts have expired early this year. This was announced on Monday by the Office of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (OPMC). The Office stated this was made after the final review for performance-based appraisals of Political Appointees (PA’s) by PMO senior officials. The…

No atomic bomb here

THERE is no possibility of any presence of an atomic bomb left behind in the territories of Solomon Islands during the Second World War, Commander Etienne Mulder of Royal Australian Navy has assured the nation. He was responding to a question during a media press conference on Thursday, which raises curiosity among citizens about any…

Appeal for calm

The Malaita Provincial Police Commander (PPC) acting Timothy Apaesi has called on the Malaita general public to remain clam and stay out of politics and let politicians deal with politics. The PPC acting made the call on Thursday ahead of the motion of no confidence to oust the Malaita Premier Peter Chanel Ramoihia and his…

Police arrest kwaso brewer

GUADALCANAL police have arrested a man at Tenaru, East Honiara on Tuesday afternoon for brewing the illegal home brew, Kwaso. Deputy Police Commissioner Gabrial Manelusi during the police press conference on Thursday said the suspect was arrested while in the process of brewing Kwaso. “Police raided the area and confiscated the Kwaso, a 45 cylinder…

Police visits to communities continue

Police will be continuing to conduct their visitation program this weekend in Honiara and throughout the provinces. The visitation program is a new approach that police are engaging in to establish a better partnership with the communities. Police will visit targeted communities in Honiara and across the country. It is to help improve information and…

URGENT PROBE!

PM orders investigation into Rennell logging violence PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare has reportedly ordered an urgent investigation into the deepening violence-related logging operations in West Rennell, Renbel Province. This followed a briefing by the Peace and Reconciliation Committee after it was approached by landowners who feared the situation on West Rennell could ignite a repeat…

Case referred to authorities

Malaita Provincial government’s illegal borrowing has been referred to relevant authorities for investigation. The referral was made by a group of Malaitans who investigated the matter in the wake of the scandal. The provincial executive under the leadership of Premier Peter Ramohia has illegally borrowed more than $5 million from businessmen, some of them members…

Patients diagnosed with Meningitis

A rare and deadly disease has been discovered in the Atori area of east Malaita last week. Dr Chellion Evan of Atoifi Hospital told the Sunday Star that five patients have been diagnosed with Meningitis. “Meningitis is a rare disease, but we’ve found five cases here with villagers of Atori,” Evan said. “The five patients…