EITI goes online

Solomon Islands Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) has gone online after a launch of its website yesterday during the EITI national conference. The launching is a double achievement for the EITI as it launched it its 2014 reconciliation and 2015 supplementary report for 2013 and 14. Launching the website and the report EITI Country Coordinator…

Draft Federal Constitution awareness in Suva ends

The 5-day awareness consultation on the 2nd 2014 Draft Federal Constitution of Solomon Islands held in Suva, Fiji successfully concluded on Friday. Solomon Islanders studying and working in Suva were part of this follow on consulta- tion, which was conducted by the Constitutional Reform Unit (CRU) and DCC Gov- ernment’s Fundamental Reform, and facilitated by…

Political crisis stable

DCCG claims more MPs THE Democratic Coalition for Change Government (DCCG) had claimed it now commands the support of 30 members of the 50 seat Parliament amidst the current political wracking. A press statement from office of the Prime Minister said, six members of the Parliamentary Independent Group have joined the Democratic Coalition for Change…

Shanel discourages proposed motion

Newly installed minister for Aviation & Communication Peter Shanel told the house last week that there is nothing for the Members of Parliament (MPs) to fight over, despite government is running on minority rule. Speaking on the floor of parliament when argument broke out over the proposed motion of no confidence Shanel told the house…

USP health week kicks-off

THE University of the South Pacific (USP) Solomon Islands Campus in Honiara annual health week being organised in affiliation with the Ministry of Health starts today. The one week event will kick-off today til Friday 30th October. The week-long event is part of the campus (USPSI) focal point aimed at bringing together staff and students…

Christafari touches down to a traditional welcome

WORLD renowned religious reggae band Christafari has touched down at the Henderson airport in Honiara yesterday to a momentous traditional welcome. Hundreds of fans gathered at the arrivals exit door, with the melodious tunes from the Solomon Islands very own panpipe boys greeting the touring friends. Christafari’s front man, Mark Mohr was seen upon exiting…

MPs set up 3 hotel camps

THREE hotel camps have been established ahead of Friday’s looming motion of no confidence. These are at the Honiara Hotel, Mendana Hotel, and Pacific Casino Hotel. The Solomon Star has established the Honiara Hotel camp is made up of those in the DCC Government, while the Mendana Hotel comprised of the Independent Group and Opposition.…

RSIPF farewell Braithwaite

Members of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) on Thursday farewelled the outgoing RAMSI Special Coordinator Justine Braithwaite with a guard of honour at the Rove Police Headquarters in Honiara. Ms Braithwaite, the sixth RAMSI Special Coordinator and the first female to hold the position, leaves at the end of this month after spending…

High police presence expected

HIGHER presence of police will be seen on the street and certain key locations over next week, says Police Commissioner Frank Prendergast. He said this is due to the political development that is occurring since last week in Honiara.  “Police are aware of the political development occurring as of last week,” Mr Prendergast said. “We…