Plan to oust Temotu premier looms

The future of the current Temotu provincial premier Nelson Menale is uncertain following claims his leadership style no longer serves the interests of the province. His deputy Stanley Tehiahua has confirmed yesterday that his executive members plan to consult Menale to resign from the post as premier. Deputy Premier Tehiahua said if he refuses to…

Under-performed USP students to be recalled

GOVERNMENT sponsored students studying at the University of the South Pacific (USP) Laucala campus, who have failed more than half of their courses for the first semester, will return home. This was revealed to this paper by an executive member of the Solomon Islands Student Association (SISA) in Suva, Fiji. Solomon Islands Government (SIG) sponsored…

PM briefs Bainimarama on summit event

Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare and his Fiji counterpart, Prime Minister rank Bainimarama were yesterday briefed on the programme for the 4th summit of the Pacific Islands Development Forum (PIDF) which is set to begin in Honiara today. The 4th summit to be convened under the theme of ‘Stewardship for Health Oceans and Healthy Nations’ is…

PM hits back

Prime Minister Hon Manasseh Sogavare has refuted insinuations by former Parliamentarian, Mr Nolen Leni and the Leader of the Independent Group, Hon Derek Sikua that he was involved in events leading up to the 5th June 2000 coup. The Leader of the Independent Group has insinuated in a media statement that the Prime Minister was…

Revenue Loss

Delays in the High Court deprives govt of “Millions” in log export taxes Protracted delays in promptly dealing with cases involving logging companies have prompted calls for the “realignment” of the High Court to ensure its integrity is not compromised. “These delays are costly, frustrating and do not give the judiciary a good image,” a…

Public commends use of breathalyzers

Members of the public have commended the use of breathalyzers by police to crackdown on drink-driving. This follows the first use of breathalyzer by police last weekend which resulted in 10 people being apprehended for taking alcohol over the legal limit.  “This is what we want. This device is really good and this must be…

PPI Act needs improvements: Dr Nanau

ONE of the Solomon Islands academics say the Solomon Islands need to patch loopholes in the Political Party Integrity Act to ensure stability in governance. Dr Gordon Nanau who is a lecturer at the University of South Pacific (USP) Fiji, said loopholes still allow for movements of MPs to occur. “It is important for candidates…

Six provinces join UDP

Six provinces had pledged their alliance with the United Democratic Party (UDP) yesterday before the president of UDP Tommy Chan at the Honiara Hotel. This was revealed to the Solomon Star by the Premier of Malaita Province Peter Ramohia. Mr Ramohia said that incorporating provincial governments to any political party helps the province to address…