Sogavare’s $1.5m land buy

It’s a loan, says PM PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare says he and his family obtained a loan of $1.5 million to purchase two parcels of land in the Henderson area of east Honiara. Mr Sogavare offered the explanation in parliament yesterday after the land purchase and the source of funding came under scrutiny. “No, we…

More MPs resign

Twelve (12) Members of Parliament (MP) including eight government Ministers have reportedly resigned from the Democratic Coalition for Change (DCC) Government on Tuesday night. Their resignation letters are expected to be delivered to the Government House today (Wednesday). A source confirmed to the Solomon Star around mid night last night that the 12 MPs included…

Girl lied being raped

A YOUNG women who earlier alleged being raped in  Auki township, Malaita Province last week had later admitted she was a victim of domestic violence during the incident. The young woman whom this paper carried her story as being raped exactly as she had earlier confessed to Malaita Council of Women centre in Auki had…

Poor attendance to 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…

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…