North Malaita MP delivers on promise

NORTH Malaita Constituency is wasting no time with its development aspirations. Its MP Senley Filualea this week delivered $1 million worth of housing materials to the constituency as he began a major housing project. Filualea told the Solomon Star the funds came from $1 million the Government recently paid to each constituency. Landing craft Ocean…

Maelanga urges Suidana, Wale

Senior Malaita Government Minister and Member of Parliament for East Malaita Constituency Manasseh Maelanga has called on the Premier of Malaita Province Daniel Suidani to refrain from using the people of Malaita to drive his political agenda. Mr Maelanga said that the premier’s use of language that are deemed as a way to manipulate the…

Sacked minister hits back at PM

HOU: WE WERE PUNISHED PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare mishandled the China-Taiwan issue, sacked minister Rick Hou says. Hou was responding to explanations Sogavare made after sacking four of his senior ministers over the China switch. “The PM’s explanation for my sacking is just a lame excuse to divert attention from the actual reason: the fact…

GOVERNOR GENERAL TO RECEIVE KNIGHTHOOD

The Governor General, His Excellency the Rt. Reverend David Vunagi will be knighted by Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II on October 16 in London. Rt Reverend David will leave for London on Thursday via Brisbane and Singapore. In London, His Excellency will have a courtesy call on Her Majesty prior to the knighthood ceremony. He will also have…

OPMC rejects Sun’s report

THE Office of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (OPMC) also rejected false claims made in the Island Sun newspaper, Tuesday. A statement from OPMC stated the allegations were unfounded and a blatant misrepresentation of the facts. The front-page article claimed Mr Sogavare tried to bypass protocol and was alleged to have forced the Governor General…

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’…