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…

Juvenile jailed for 12 months

THE juvenile who admitted stealing a microscope worth more than $36,000 from the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock has been sentenced yesterday to 12 months imprisonment. Principal Magistrate Fatima Taeburi yesterday told the 17 year-old male that according to his criminal record he has not learnt anything at all. The young accused has three previous…

BRING IT ON!

PM resolves to defend his job HE may have lost the support of his ministers and backbenchers, but Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare is determined to defend his job and leadership. “Bring it on,” Mr Sogavare declared in parliament yesterday, referring to a motion of no-confidence Opposition leader Jeremiah Manele lodged on Wednesday. This was after…

HCC 2016 budget set

The Honiara City Council (HCC) has given its final blessing with the approval of the 2016 budget. The Council has budgeted to operate from a total revenue of $39 million. The 2016 budget will see a total operational expenditure of $29 million and capital expenditure of $10 million, providing the basis for the delivery ofservices…