Temotu urged to choose right leaders

Former deputy premier of Temotu Province, Malachi Mekano urges the people of Temotu to choose leaders with strong ambitions to lead the provincial assembly. In an interview with the Sunday Star, Mekano said Temotu Province needs leaders with vision and determination to lead the province. Mekano said in the past former Provincial leaders and the…

City facelift plan still in progress

Honiara City Council’s plan to facelift the central business district within the Point Cruz area is progressing well. Town and Country Planning Board Chairman, Eddie Ngava told the Sunday Star that the council has started the process by engaging in consultations with property owners of the existing buildings which will be demolished and replaced with…

MPs urged to be use shipping grant wisely

Deputy Prime Minister Manasseh Maelanga had urged Members of Parliament who were given shipping grants to purchase vessels for their respective constituencies.  Maelanga, who is also MP for East Malaita, made the call during the commissioning of Temotu Vatud Constituency’s new ship, MV Vatu, yesterday. Maelanga said that while many MPs are seeking funding assistance…

MSG steps in to assist Fiji

The Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) will reactivate its existing arm to help member countries in times of disasters and more so to Fiji now after the impacts of cyclone Winston which had devastated the country with massive destruction. Prime Minister and MSG chair, Manasseh Sogavare said this on return from a tour to Vanuatu, New…

State funeral yet to be finalised

The government will conduct a full state funeral in honour of statesman and the country’s first Prime Minister Sir Peter Kenilorea. Sir Peter died last Thursday at the National Referral Hospital, age 72. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Home Affairs Manasseh Maelanga told the Sunday Star a committee within his ministry is working on…

Vatud Star ready to take on the waters

Temotu Vatud constituency on Saturday commissioned its new passenger and cargo vessel, MV Vatud Star. The ceremony was held at Point Cruz wharf, Honiara. The vessel arrived Monday last week. Member of Parliament for Vatud Constituency Freda Tuki said the vessel will provide sea transport for Vatud constituents who live in the outer islands of Temotu.…

World Bank pays tribute to Sir Peter

THE World Bank says it is saddened by the passing of Solomon Islands first prime minister and statesman Sir Peter Kenilorea in Honiara yesterday. “The World Bank country team is deeply saddened by the passing of Sir Peter,” said Anne Tully, the World Bank’s Country Representative for Solomon Islands. “As Solomon Islands first prime minister,…