DCC welcomes premier’s plans for Malaita

The Democratic Coalition for Change Government has welcomed the plans of Malaita’s new Premier for Malaita Province. Premier Peter Chanel Ramohia in his maiden speech in the Malaita Provincial Capital, Auki last Friday vowed to restore the pride of Malaitans as an industrious people and outlined his plans for the province. Mr Ramohia said he…

Opposition Leader denies plan to move motion

THE Parliamentary Opposition has denied claims they are planning a ‘motion of no-confidence’ against the Government. In a statement on Monday, Leader of Opposition Jeremiah Manele said such move is too early and the Parliamentary Opposition has no intention or whatsoever to dismantle the Government. Mr Manele was responding to a front-page article in the…

Malaita’s agriculture office ‘torched’

Malaita’s Agriculture and Livestock extension office in Auki has been burnt completely early Monday morning. The provincial administrative building dated 1960’s is located along Sikitae Street. Provincial Agriculture Chief Officer John Faleka told the Solomon Star office in Auki there were important provincial documents that were lost in the blaze. Mr Faleka revealed that important…

Police warn motorists of wet road conditions

HONIARA continues to be pounded by heavy downpour which poses risk to motorists. The Kukum police traffic office urged all drivers to take extra care when driving in wet conditions. “Visibility is one big problem during heavy down pour. It is therefore important that care is taken,” the traffic office said. They said driving slowly…

Malaita premier confirms new executive

Newly elected Malaitan Premier Peter Chanel Ramohia has appointed his new executive members over the weekend. There are 16 ministerial portfolios in the provincial executive block. The line-up is as follows: –        Japhelet David Sau – Minister for Forestry, Mines and Energy, –        Honourable Joe Heroáu – Minister for Finance and Administration, –        John Laisy…

Sogavare meets EU ambassador

The European Union has offered to assist Solomon Islands Government improve its capacity to manage state finances. EU Ambassador to Solomon Islands, Leonidas Tezapsidis conveyed the offer to Prime Minister Hon Manasseh Sogavare when he paid a courtesy call on the Prime Minister this morning. Mr Tezapsidis congratulated the Prime Minister for his election victory…

New Budget in Parliament in March

Solomon Islands Government will not have a budget until March when the 10th Parliament will approve the 2015 Budget. What this means is the government will meet its expenses from   approved funds under a Parliamentary resolution in Section 103 (1) of the Constitution. Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare had to ask Parliament’s approval to spend state…