No-Confidence Motion looms

Renbel Premier told to step down Rennell and Bellona Premier Collin Singamoana is facing a motion of confidence which will tabled in the upcoming budget meeting later this month. The looming motion of no confidence also comes with a call for the premier to immediately resign his seat due to lack of confidence in his…

Nila mini hospital

Keeping the people healthy By RONALD TOITO’ONA   If it wasn’t for the Nila Catholic Station mini-hospital, people in the Shortland Islands will have to travel to Choiseul or Gizo for medical attention. Others will not be able to survive if the mini-hospital is not providing the needed services in the furthest island of the…

Gov’t to implement report

The Government has pledged to implement the recommendations of the Parliamentary Foreign Relations Committee report of 2009. While launching the Solomon Islands Democratic Coalition for change government (SIDCCG) policy document recently, Prime Minister Rich Hounipwela said his coalition is looking to implement recommendations of the Parliamentary Foreign Relations Committee recommendations to recognise the roles of…

Boats and engines for East Malaita

Church groups and individuals in East Malaita have been presented with outboard motor engines and boats by their Constituency office during a handing over ceremony. The recipients were the Kingdom Prayer Centre, Anglican Church, Baptist church, SDA churches and individual fishing projects. One recipient told Solomon Star that the equipment are important to help improve…

Fighting the deadly beetle

Experts to map out strategy this week By LYNNISSHA RUNA   Combating the deadly coconut rhinoceros beetle will be the focus of a major workshop to be held in Honiara this week. Biosecurity Solomon Islands and the Coconut RhiBy os Beetle (CRB) taskforce are organising the one-day gathering in Honiara on Thursday. “The coconut industry…

CSOs take on corruption

CIVIL Society Organisation (CSO) representatives last week travelled to Honiara from across the nation to develop a powerful policy position on corruption and good governance. “Corruption is eating our beautiful country,” said Inia Barry, Chairman of the Development Services Exchange. “This is the number one issue affecting Pacific Island nations as a whole,” he added.…

New Kia police post opens

THE safety and security of the people at Kia and surrounding communities in the Isabel Province will be boosted with the opening on 27 February of the $1.3 million new Kia Police Post. The opening ceremony was attended by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Police, National Security and Correctional Services, Karen Galokale, the…

Internet cable project progresses

  MINISTER for Communication and Aviation Peter Shanel Agovaka has progressed initial discussions with the Australian Government in Canberra on the proposed submarine cable connection to Solomon Islands. Mr Agovaka and his delegation travelled to Australia last week at the invitation of the Australian Government. The meeting also included the Papua New Guinea delegation which…

Murrays’ trial continues today

  THE trial on the case of the former permanent secretary for the Ministry of Infrastructure Development (MID) Henry Murray and his wife Rose, who were accused of defrauding the government of more than $1million, continues today in the Honiara Magistrates’ Court. The reason to have this trial proceed into the weekend is to catch…