DCC ready to work

The Democratic Coalition for Change (DCC) government has now fulfilled its obligation to announce its Cabinet Ministers since they took power last week. On Monday 21 Members of Parliament (MP) took their oath and were sworn-in as Cabinet Ministers before Governor General Sir Frank Kabui at the Government House. Their swearing-in will enable the DCC…

Ete appointed DPM

MEMBER of Parliament (MP) for East Honiara, Douglas Ete is the new Deputy Prime Minister (DPM). Ete who is also the Minister for Home Affairs took his oath before Governor General, Sir Frank Kabui and other 20 Cabinet Ministers at Government House yesterday. Political commentators described his appointment as a move to give Member of…

Ashley given top political job

Lawyer Charles Ashley has been appointed special secretary to the Prime Minister, the Sunday Star can reveal. He was one of four political appointees the new Manasseh Sogavare government has made so far. The appointments are yet to be formally announced but well-placed government insiders revealed four appointees have so far been made. Ashley is…

Dispute forces logger out

Dispute between landowning parties at Koaá, West Kwaio, led to the closure of a logging operation and the sudden departure of the logging company. Right Trade Solomon Islands Limited (RTSIL) last week packed and shipped its machines, as well as local and foreign labourers to Honiara. Landowning parties, Rade and Arakwao, as well as other…

PPI Act will be reviewed: Sogavare

THE Democratic Coalition for Change (DCC) government will review the Political Party Integrity (PPI). When the Solomon Star asked about the seriousness DCC has in ensuring political stability during a talk back show on Sunday, Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare admitted the failure of the Act to address political stability and pledge DCC’s commitment to review…

Murder accused without lawyer

A man accused of being involved in the killing of a man at Tetere in 2010, is still without a legal representative. Isaac Para on Thursday said, he wants a lawyer to represent him and his matter was therefore adjourned to December 23, to give him time to secure a lawyer. He is co-accused with…

Low turnout of voters

THE Guadalcanal Provincial election has attracted low turnout of voters on Wednesday. Unlike the recent national general elections, many people in the province and around the country came out to elect their members of parliament. Acting paramount chief of Saghalu ward, John Batista Kaoni blamed the low turnout of voters on Ministry of Provincial Government…