Opposition: Cabinet sub-committees illegal

THE establishment of the Cabinet sub-committees is illegal and should be abolished, the Opposition Group strongly suggests. After holding consultations and gathering views from legal experts, the Opposition said it is satisfied that the establishment of the cabinet sub-committees was illegal. In a statement, the Opposition Group says the Prime Minister of all people is…

Tenaru, Selwyn winners of 2016 Great debate

St Joseph Tenaru School and Selwyn College were awarded winners of the 2016 G’Day Solomon Islands Great Debate, which was held on Wednesday at the Ahara conference room, at the Heritage Park Hotel. The program was officially open with key note address from Minister for Environment, Climate Change, Disaster Management and Meteorology (MECCDMM) Hon. Samuel…

Speaker maintains neutrality

The Malaita Assembly Speaker says he remains neutral amidst the political uproar that will likely see a motion of no confidence against the current MART ruling government. Titus Fika made the response following accusation by some provincial members claiming he is in favour of the ruling MART government. But in response Mr Fika said that…

Smoking in public transports still a concern

HONIARA City resident Alex Siosi has strongly condemned the continuous smoking in public transports normally practiced by cab drivers, bus drivers, and conductors. He told this to the Solomon Star in an interview on Wednesday after he came across this annoying experience when he boarded a public bus to Point Cruz, last Friday. “It is…

Fun day for People with Special need

MARANATHA Hall, at Lunga, East Honiara came alive on Wednesday with presence of People with Disabilities who came out in numbers to enjoy a day of fun and inclusive sport activities. The event was held to coincide with the opening Paralympic Games which also started on Wednesday in Rio de Janeiro. The day also allowed…

SIPA recoups deposit

SOLOMON Islands Ports Authority (SIPA) has reclaimed US$100,000 (more than SBD$700,000) its sacked chief executive officer Colin Yow deposited with an overseas firm for the purchase of a seaplane. SIPA’s interim CEO Mike Wate confirmed this to the Solomon Star. Mr Wate said the unauthorised deposited was made with Viking Canada. “I want to thank…

Facts about MV Sitka

MV Sitka is 53 years old. This is based on a fact sheet of the vessel from International Maritime Organisation (IMO) received by the Solomon Star, Tuesday. According to the information, MV Sitka was built in Denmark in 1963. However, according to casualty report from IHSF, it was in collision whilst moored with MV ‘Otuanga…

Operation to remove old bombs

The Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) Explosive Ordinance Department (EOD), will be assisting personnel’s from Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the United Kingdom, following a request from the Government of Solomon Islands to these countries, to dispose World War II ordinances and abandoned war relics from our provinces. It will be a month long…