Lilo: Moveni promoted, not removed

CARETAKER Prime Minister Gordon Darcy Lilo has denied reports of his involvement in the removal of the Commissioner of Forest Reeves Moveni to become deputy secretary in the Prime Minister’s Office. Instead, Mr Lilo said Mr Moveni was promoted just like any other public servants to take up his new post. “Mr Moveni was promoted…

Youths want inclusive approach

YOUTHS of Aoke-Langalanga constituency in Malaita say they want whoever wins the seat in the November 19 to take inclusive development approaches. Their spokesman Philip Subu said inclusive development approaches ensures equal participation in decision making. “We youths have been neglected for far too long,” Mr Subu said. “We want our new MP to seriously…

Malaita appoints new education chief

MALAITA has a new chief education officer. He is Andy Siarani, who took up the post after it was left vacant a few months ago. Mr Siarani is the current principal of Auki Community High School (ACHS). A statement from Malaita Education Authority saidthe appointment was made two weeks ago. The statement said MrSiarani is…

Media personnel end parliament workshop

EIGHTEEN media personnel from various local media organisations, non-government organisations, and government ministries completed a three-day workshop on Parliamentary Information organised by the Media Department of the National Parliament. During the three days’ workshop, participants were able to learn about the Constitution of Solomon Islands, Parliament Standing Orders, various functions, procedures and divisions of the…

Parliament to set up press gallery for media

PARLIAMENT is setting up a press gallery to help reporters effectively cover proceedings of parliament. Director of Parliament Media Joy Angi revealed this at the end of a three-day workshop her department organised for the media to learn about parliament, its processes, and procedures. The press gallery will be equipped with a phone and internet…

Stop engaging kids in campaigns

YOUNG children below the age of 18 should not be engaged in any political campaigning because it’s a form of child abuse. The warning came as the country is being hit by election fever resulting in political campaigning intensifying in parts of Honiara and the provinces. Speaking to the Solomon Star yesterday Acting Director of…

Police election preparation on track

POLICE preparations for the upcoming national general elections is said to be well underway. Police Commissioner, Frank Prendergast said Police have been carrying out high visibility operations in the past week in Honiara, Guadalcanal and other provinces in the country in lead up to the election. “We are very much engaged in our community awareness…

No arrest yet over Tasiu’s death

POLICE say they are yet to arrest any suspect to the killing of the novice brother at Vura, North-West Guadalcanal, last week. Commissioner Frank Prendergast said police are treating the death as “very suspicious” and investigations are on-going. “We are pursuing a number of leads of enquiry and since that issue is still under active…

PAP Govt will deal with TRC report

The People’s Alliance Party (PAP) says it will make it a must to deal with the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) Report if it forms the Government after the November 19 National Parliamentary Elections. The Party agrees that an alliance government will deal with the TRC Report within its first l00 days in office. The…