Deal with people, not land: Moli

MALAITA’S Aoke Langalanga ward one provincial member says land is not the cause of development hold-ups on Malaita. Molcolm Moli said it is people’s attitude towards land that hinders developments on Malaita. “There are cultural set-ups in terms of land custody, therefore proper dialogue and inclusive approach must be priority in development plans to ensure…

Heavy rain alert upgraded to warning

The weather office has upgraded the heavy rain alert to a heavy rain warning as of Monday evening. The warning issued on Monday was current for Choiseul, Western, Isabel, Malaita, and Guadalcanal Provinces. The warning stated that a low pressure system lies over Solomon Islands and slow moving. Associated clouds with rain and thunderstorms are…

Market gets busy again

The Honiara Central Market has resume normal business as people wasted no time in pursuing income to meet school fee demands. The market was relaxed in terms of economical activities during the festive season. As of Monday, the market was seen busy again as farmers and buyers turned up in numbers for normal business. One…

Parents want result out

A GROUP of concern parents have expressed concern over the delay in releasing this year’s school results. The parents told the Auki Star office, they cannot wait any longer because the academic year’s commencement is looming. “We need time to prepare financially. Unless we are sure of our children’s results, we cannot pay school required…

Fr Beu asked to give way

Temotuan’s in Lata and Honiara are kindly asking the acting premier Fr Brown Beu to allow a new person to lead the province this round. A number of people spoken to expressed dislike with Fr Beu’s leadership style. One concern Temotuan said Fr Beu during his tenure spent a lot of time in Honiara rather…

Negotiations to resolve air impasse underway

MINISTER of Foreign Affairs, Milner Tozaka has reportedly made direct contacts with his counterpart in Fiji, Ratu Inoke Kubuabola, to resolve the long-drawn air services impasse between the two countries. This came after he took up his ministerial appointment before New Year. Mr Tozaka told Solomon Star last night he is treating the standing issue…

Opposition welcomes Govt’s plan to establish ICAC

THE Parliamentary Opposition has welcomed and acknowledged the announcement made by the Prime Minister to establish an independent Commission against Corruption (ICAC). Leader of Opposition Jeremiah Manele in a statement on Monday said the Parliamentary Opposition Group fully supports the establishment of an ICAC. Mr Manele said for many years, undetected and unchecked corruption in…

PM defends Sore’s appointment

Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare has defended his decision to appoint the former Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Mines Rence Sore to the position of Special Secretary to the Prime Minister. This followed disapproval expressed by the Office of the Leader of Opposition and Gold Ridge landowners over Mr Sore’s appointment, alleging that the appointee…

Sore is the best choice: PM

PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare says Rence Sore is his best choice for the Special Secretary to Prime Minister’s (SSPM) job. Mr Sogavare made the defence after the Opposition and Gold Ridge landowners alleged that Mr Sore is yet to be cleared as a suspect in the $18-Million Gold Ridge royalty payment scandal.  “He has the…