Police chief applauds public

Police Commissioner Frank Prendergast has expressed appreciation to the public for the cooperation shown during events prior and during the festive season. “Events such as the national and provincial elections, including the festive season were peaceful because of the public’s cooperation,” Mr Prendergast said. He said alcohol related issues, anti social behaviours and domestic violence…

Vavanga calls for gov’t support

Guadalcanal Premier Bartholomew Vavanga calls on the Sogavare-led Democratic Coalition ofr Change (DCC) government to help them implement their economic development aspirations. Mr Vavanga made call yesterday after his executive members took their oaths as provincial ministers. He said his executive will work closely with the national government to ensure the province’s development plans are…

PM thanks Fiji’s Foreign Minister

Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare has expressed appreciation over the progress made by Honiara and Suva in their move to swiftly resolve the air service standoff between Solomon Islands and Fiji. The Prime Minister uttered his gratitude when the visiting Fiji Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Ratu Inoke Kubuabola called on him Thursday morning.…

Dr Tagini hits back at MMF

FORMER Special Secretary to Prime Minister, Dr Philip Tagini has refuted claims by Malaita Ma’asina Forum (MMF) that he withheld the report of the $18 million scandal on Gold Ridge. MMF general secretary, Charles Ashley this week called on Tagini and DCC’s newly appointed SSPM, Rence Sore to reveal the beneficiaries of the royalty payments…

Search for murder suspect continues

Police are still searching for the murder suspect who stabbed his sister in-law at Tenaru last week. Commissioner of Police Frank Prendergast said search and active investigation into that stabbing incident is continuing. “We have a suspect that we are looking for at the moment,” he said. Mr Prendergast reiterated and warned against domestic violence…

Call to sort out April Hill dispute

A SETTLER at April Hill, east Honiara, has urged the Commissioner of Lands to clarify certain issues surrounding this new settlement, which he said if remain unresolved may lead to clashes amongst the settlers. William Gua Jnr. made the call after recent incidents of arguments between the settlers and certain people residing in nearby communities.…

DCC takes onboard FSII concerns

The DCC government’s policy formulating team has assured members of social media pressure group Forum Solomon Islands International (FSII) that their top ten priority points will have formed an integral part of the soon to be launched government’s policy document. The assurance was made during FSII members’ presentation of their Top Ten Priority List at…

Villagers claim Fauabu faces drug shortage

VILLAGERS living near the Fauabu Rural Health Centre in West Kwara’ae, Malaita Province have are now feeling the pinch of walking long distances to access health services. This is after the Anglican run centre experienced shortage of medicine. One of the villagers told The Solomon Star they have to walk to Dala clinic or referred…

SIRC refutes claim they pull out

The Solomon Islands Red Cross Society (SIRCS) has clarified that they did not pull out their blood collection service as reported in the Solomon Star on Thursday. The SIRCS secretary general Joanne Zoleveke said the organisation only suspended the service temporarily. “SIRC is currently undertaking an internal investigation involving its former staff seconded to the…