PARTY GEARS UP FOR ELECTION

WITH the 2018 national general election (NGE) fast approaching the Democratic Alliance Party (DAP) has kicked off its preparation work. A statement from the Opposition Office said, the Party on Saturday night held a corporate fundraiser at the Honiara Hotel. The occasion was used to present the Party’s standards and manifesto to business houses, it…

Safe Boat Operation starts Thursday

AUKI Police will commence its ‘Safe Boat Operation’ on Thursday. Speaking to Solomon Star, Malaita Province acting provincial police commander Timothy Apaisi said as of December 1st police will start inspecting ships arriving in Auki from Honiara. He said Auki Police will be patrolling Auki Wharf for intoxicated passengers travelling onboard the ships. Last week…

Man guilty of trespassing

A man has been given a bound over sentence on Monday after pleading guilty to trespassing at night into another house at Tinge, West Honiara. Allen Poukodo initially denied the charges but decided to change his plea yesterday because he does not have a lawyer to represent him. Deputy Chief Magistrate Shepherd Lapo before handing…

HEFTY PAYOUT

A ONE day timber rights hearing recently held in Santa Cruz, Temotu province has costed $236,000 in allowance payment which was described as the most expensive hearing ever held in the province. A source close to the ministry of forestry in Lata claimed officers and provincial executive members of the Temotu provicial government received between…

CDF ACT PLAN

The government through the Ministry of Rural Development (MRD) plans to implement the Constituency Development Fund (CDF) Act before its term ends. The Ministry of Rural Development permanent secretary, Selina Boso revealed this when she appeared before the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) in Parliament on Sunday. The PAC had scrutinsed the $3.9 billion budget. Boso…

Miss Solomons leaves for Pacific Pageant

NEWLY crowned Miss Solomon Islands Camilla Grossmith and her delegation left Honiara last Saturday to compete in the Miss Pacific Islands Pageant in Samoa. The trip was made possible with the support of various companies, organizations and individuals during at fundraising drive at the Yacht Club. One of the companies’ that offered support during the…

AG: only parliament can remove PM

PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare can only be removed through a motion of no confidence on the floor of Parliament. Attorney General, James Apaniai revealed this after United Democratic Party (UDP) removed him as its Parliamentary wing leader recently. Mr Apaniai believes UDP can sack Mr Sogavare as a member of UDP but this does not…