SIG to amend laws to allow dual citizenship

The Prime Minister, Manasseh Sogavare has told a visiting South Korean business executive, Young Ju Park, that his Democratic Coalition for Change Government will amend the country’s citizenship laws to allow dual citizenships. Mr Ju Park is Solomon Islands Honorary Consul to South Korea. Mr Sogavare said people from other countries with Solomon Islands connections…

Fiu Resource Owners commend gov’t, stakeholders

RESOURCE owners of the multi-million dollar Fiu hydro power project on Malaita have commended the National Government, donors and stakeholders for their support and commitment to develop and implement Fiu Hydro Project on Malaita Province. Fiu Hydro Resource Owners Alfred Gegeo thanked the Asian Development Bank, the Malaita Provincial Government, Solomon Power and other stake…

PM Sogavare celebrates 61st birthday

Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare celebrated his 61st birthday with his wife Madam Emmy and their children Brandt, Shannon and Marydel and other family members in a private function at the Taiwanese Fusion Restaurant in Honiara on Monday. Marking the event with the Sogavares were the Minister for Police, National Security and Correction Services Hon Stanley…

Robbers panic

Give away crucial lead Robbers have escaped with undisclosed box of money after grabbing the box from two Asian businessmen outside the Bank South Pacific office in Central Honiara yesterday morning. But they left a crucial lead for police. One of the men believed to have involved in the robbery failed to make it in…

PM hails private sector

PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare has commended the private sector for their perseverance and hard work in running their businesses. He was speaking last Friday during the launch of the newly upgraded facility of Didao Refueling Station, at Kukum, east Honiara. “I take this opportunity to congratulate and commend Solomon Islanders who are useful in doing…

Plan to set up West Papua office here

West Papua independence leaders plan to open an office in Honiara. Their leader Jacob Rumbiak arrived in Honiara on Friday to further discuss the intention with local supporters. A member of the Solomon Islands Solidarity Group for West Papua Lily Chekana told the Sunday Star an office space was already allocated for West Papua. She…

Beu: Temotu gov’t has $1M debt

Temotu Provincial Government has reported incurred a debt that has now risen to $1 million.  Sacked provincial minister for Natural Resources, Fr. Brown Beu, made the claim. Beu was sacked last week over what Premier Nelson Menale claimed was “working against him”. Beu, a former premier himself, claimed the $1 million debt will stand in…

Beu denies accusations

Sacked Temotu provincial minister of natural resources Fr Brown Beu has slammed accusations levelled at him as basis for his termination Premier Nelson Menale last week. Beu received his marching orders last Thursday after Premier Menale accused him of undermining his leadership. Premier Menale stated he was suspicious of Beu indulging in scrupulous  deals with…