It’s November 19

WEDNESDAY November 19th is the date Solomon Islands will go to the polls for its historical national general elections it was reported. A very reliable source confirmed to this paper it is most likely the Governor General Sir Frank Kabui will make the announcement on the 7th of October or a day after. According to…

Case moved under pressure

Police prosecutor transfers file due to ‘political pressure’ A POLICE prosecutor on Monday told the court he is transferring a case to the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions due to ‘political pressure’. Member for South Choiseul Elijah Doromuala made the complaint against constituents John Niqe, Eddie Kodo, Max Qoloni and Jack Zukovai. This…

Facelift for Auki police

AUKI police will soon enjoy working in a new and comfortable environment after construction work on their newly built headquarters is complete. The new building complex is located few meters away from the current station at Auki town. Speaking to the Solomon Star Provincial Police Commander (PPC) Alfred Uiga said that the new complex is…

Police crime updates

The Royal Solomon Islands Police Force at Honiara city, have responded and attended to 32 reports from communities around Honiara and apprehended 28 suspects, who were also charged and placed in side police custody over the weekend. The suspects were arrested with multiple charges of offences committed on separate dates and places at Honiara. These…

Officers gearing up for elections

Electoral managers (EM) and accountants are undergoing a three days intensive training in preparation for the upcoming national general elections. The training is aimed to preparing the managers and their accountants to take up their roles as the overall managers, coordinators and accountable officers for the national election in their provinces. Representatives of all the…

Women in agriculture excluded in budget

A division focusing on women in agriculture within the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (MALS) has not been included in the 2015 budget. This division was established within the extension department in the Agriculture Ministry. Its role was to assist rural women in the country with agriculture tools and training to improve their rural livelihood…

MMF blasts govt over delay in election date

The caretaker government has come under heavy criticism for the delay in announcing the date for the upcoming national general election. Malaita Ma’asina Forum (MMF) president yesterday said delaying the announcement does not reflect well the government’s intention of passing the Political Parties Integrity Bill 2014. “The delay in the announcement does not reflect well…

Renbel MPA warned not to collect dues

The Ministry of Provincial Government and Institutional Strengthening has warned members of the Renbel Provincial Assembly that they have no authority to use or have access to money belonging to the province. The Ministry sounded out the warning yesterday in a public notice following the suspension of executive powers of the Premier and Government of…

Party members sign pledge

National Transformation Party of Solomon Islands (NTPSI) becomes the first political party to sign the Election Integrity Pledge. About 13 members of the NTPSI who will be contesting this year’s election have signed the integrity pledge during the launching of their manifesto at the Art Gallery on Sunday afternoon. The Election Integrity Pledge is part…