Opposition:PM’s $1.5m purchase shocking

THE Leader of Opposition, Jeremiah Manele had urged Prime Minister, Manasseh Sogavare to explain to the people of Solomon Islands where he had sourced the $1.5 million he had used to purchase two plots of land and properties at the Henderson area, east Honiara. The Opposition Leader made the call following revelations published by this…

National midwifery conference underway

THE national midwifery conference is currently underway at the Melanesian Haus, Saint Barnabas Cathedral in Honiara. With the theme “Restrengthening Midwifery in the Solomon Islands”, the conference entered its first day yesterday. More than 50 midwives and other health professionals from all over the country are attending the conference. During the event, the participants will…

PM wants FSII deregistered

PRIME MINISTER, Manasseh Sogavare says he would support deregistration of Forum Solomon Islands International (FSII). Mr Sogavare said, in his key address to Parliament last week. The Prime Minister said, out of seven objectives of Forum Solomon Islands International (FSII) six of them were clearly political in nature, which puts their position in question under…

Poor attendance in parliament

THERE was an apparent poor turn out in Parliament yesterday believed to be connected to the political instability within the government following the removal of senior Government ministers early this week.  Deputy Prime Minister (DPM) Douglas Ete resigned on Sunday after learning about the move to remove him. The parliament chamber was half full when…

PM calls Govt insiders cowards

PRIME MINISTER, Manasseh Sogavare describes as cowards, anonymous insiders of Government. Mr Sogavare said, this in reference to government officials who provided sources of information to media outlets about what they feel are corrupt and injustice decisions and actions government was embarking on as a matter of policy. But the Prime Minister had condemned such…

Homes burnt in reprisal attack

FIVE houses including a semi-permanent building were burnt to the ground in what police believed as reprisal revenge by relatives of a nine year-old girl who died following an attempted rape incident over the weekend in North Malaita. The incident happened at Arao village, West Baelelea. Aukli police said the burning of homes was believed…

Girl tells of rape

Girl jumped from moving vehicle to escape men A 24-YEAR-OLD girl yesterday revealed how she jumped from a moving vehicle to escape from being repeatedly raped. The girl, who cannot be named, told the Solomon Star of the incident that occurred in Auki town on the road next to the Seventh Day Adventist area on…

Landowner blames ministry

A WEST Rennell landowner has blamed the Ministry of Forest & Research for confusion on logging cases in the island, claiming three concessions overlapped on the same area were approved by the ministry, which saw the conduct of Timber Right hearings. Pautangata Hakatingisa’a said the Naone trail and the coastline were demarcated in three to…

Men urged to respect girls

MEN have been urged to respect women and girls and treat them as fellow humans. Founder and president of non-government organisation Hearts of Hope, Janet Justice Aihari made the call following the death of a nine-year-old girl in north Malaita, over the weekend. The girl was alleged killed by a man during an attempted rape…

Women’s group condemns killing

LOCAL Non-government Organization (NGO) Vois Blo Mere (VBM) has strongly condemned the killing of a nine year old girl in a remote village in Malaita, over the weekend. The girl died from serious injuries sustained after she was stabbed with an axe following an alleged attempted rape incident. Lisa Horiwapu of VBM, told the Solomon…