Tourism operators in consultation

About twelve tourism operators in Malaita province attended a consultation meeting for the development of a five year Solomon Islands National Development plan last week. The consultation was held at the Rarasu Restaurant in Auki. The consultation meeting was funded by visitors’ Bureau and conducted by a local consultant in Malaita Province, Andrew Nihopara. The…

Another woman in top Fiji Sun role

FIJI SUN – Another woman has been appointed to a leading role at the Fiji Sun, publisher of the biggest newspapers in the Pacific Islands. It comes as the newspaper company invests in expanding its digital media presence. Fiji Sun Publisher/CEO Peter Lomas confirmed that Rosi Doviverata has been named Managing Editor/Digital, in charge of…

Shock, horror at food bar attack

A man nearly had his left arm chopped off when he was attacked from behind while having a meal at the Kingsley Food Bar in Honiara, last Saturday. The incident brought chaos and horror inside the eating establishment just before lunch hour as other diners escaped for their lives. Eye-witnesses told the Sunday Star three…

Gov’t does not take family bill seriously, says judge

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Sogavare dismisses accusations

Outgoing East Choiseul MP Manasseh Sogavare says there’s no law stopping a candidate from supporting another candidate contesting in a different constituency. He was responding to Gizo resident Peter Naiko, who claimed Mr Sogavare was in Gizo recently to lobby support for a candidate contesting the Gizo-Kolombangara Constituency. Mr Sogavare said Mr Naiko’s accusations shows…

Public urged to respect rule of law

Forum Solomon Islands International (FSII) has called on every citizen to respect the rule of law during the election period. The nation goes to the polls on November 19, while six provinces will conduct their provincial elections early next month. In a statement, FSII said it is concerned at the manner shops and offices along…

Choiseul candidates urges to be honest

Candidates contesting the three constituencies in Choiseul are urged to be honest and tell the truth during their campaign. Lawyer and Choiseul man John Smith Pitabelema made the call from Taro this week. Mr Pitabelama claimed voters have already expressed concern about how certain candidates carried out their campaign and the promises they are making.…

In the news last week, in brief

New law awaits gov’t A Solomon Islands law that aims to reform weak leadership code legislation is stuck in limbo as the country approaches elections. Last month in Vienna, Solomon Islands Government presented a progress report on efforts to reform the Leadership Code Act to the Implementation Review Group of the UN Convention Against Corruption.…

Relocation will be challenging: Mataki

Relocating those on low lying atolls affected by climate change will be challenging. That was according to Permanent Secretary Ministry of Environment and Conservation, Climate Change and Meteorology, Dr Melchior Mataki. “When we talk about relocating, you are relocating structures, cultures and even political attachments,” he said at a recent workshop in Honiara. “All these…