Two deaths in Honiara probed

Officers of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) are investigating the death of two people in separate incidents in Honiara over the weekend. RSIPF Assistant Commissioner (AC) Crime and Intelligence, Ian Vaevaso said the Police Operation Centre received two reports about the deaths during the weekend. AC Vaevaso explained one death was in the…

Djokovic eyes post?

‘Tough choice for PM’ By ANDREW FANASIA GOVERNMENT insiders have claimed that Robson Djokovic is eyeing the Chief of Staff position within the Office of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (OPMC) as appointment of political appointees continues. Djokovic who is the nephew of current Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare is a former political appointee. “This might…

SAMMIELZ here for mothers day concert

Samoan urban reggae sensational Sam SAMMIELZ Leota commonly known on stage as SAMMIELZ has arrived ahead of the M JAM mother’s day concert at Heritage Park hotel this coming weekend. SAMMIELZ will be performing with a full live band show along with other local M JAM artists like JAH Boy,  JARO LOCAL, Ruff Neck, Bibao…

Riot probe continues

Police investigation into the case of 13 of the 55 men who have been earlier charged for causing disturbances in Honiara after the election of prime minister in April continues. Police Prosecutor Lyndon Adifaka confirmed this yesterday when the matter was brought before Chief Magistrate Emma Garo, Monday. The court is requesting the medical reports…

Govt prioritise mines, mineral legislation

The Democratic Coalition Government for Advancement (DCGA) is prioritising on work on policies that will build a broad-based and environmentally sustainable economy that will be viably achieved under the Productive Sector. Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare made this statement at a press conference last week. He said Solomon Islands had been caught in a very awkward…

TSI lauds role of media here

Transparency Solomon Islands lauds the role of local media as they joined the Media Association of Solomon Islands with other media around the world to mark World Press Freedom Day on the Theme “Media for Democracy: Journalism and Elections in Times of Disinformation”. World Press Freedom Day was celebrated on 3rd May every year. The…

New SSPM appointed

Albert Kabui has been appointed the new Special Secretary to the Prime Minister (SSPM). Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare made the appointment, Monday. Speaking to Solomon Star yesterday, Kabui confirmed that he received his appointment from the Office of the Prime Minister late yesterday. Kabui in an exclusive interview with this paper said he is very…

Galo: Lauru Shipping fail Choiseul

LAURU Shipping Limited a business arm of the Choiseul Provincial government has failed over the years to disclose any financial statement which is worrying, says the Deputy Premier Derald Galo. He revealed that Lauru Shipping never disclose any financial statement since the past ruling government of former Premier Jackson Kiloe. “This matter has been neglected…

Alleged murder suspect arrested

A 40-YEAR-OLD man is in police custody after officers of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) in Malaita Province arrested him at a village in Small Malaita following the death of another man over the weekend. It is alleged the accused attacked the deceased with a knife following an argument over a land dispute…

VESSEL TO BE RE-FLOATED

THE controversial foreign vessel MV Solomon Trader which had run aground at Lavagu bay west Rennell will soon be re-floated and towed from the reef. Director of National Disaster Council Lottie Yates in an interview with the press confirmed this. The salvage operation of this vessel MV Solomon Trader was made possible through the support…