New ministers sworn-in

FIVE new provincial ministers have been sworn-in yesterday to join the Daniel Suidani led MARA government. They will now be able to take up their new responsibilities and perform their duties. The swearing in ceremony took place yesterday afternoon at the Malaita Provincial Assembly conducted by Provincial Assembly Clerk Mathew Maefai and Commissioner of Oath…

SEA DRAMA

Speaker claims attempted kidnapping at sea THE Speaker of the Malaita Provincial Assembly, Ronnie Butala, escaped what he claimed was a kidnapping attempt at sea on his way to Honiara yesterday. The incident was allegedly ordered by Premier Daniel Suidani and through the Provincial Police Commander (PPC), Stanley Riolo, the Speaker said. Mr. Butala from…

Motion against Suidani next week

THE Office Malaita Provincial Assembly Speaker has received a notice on the motion of no confidence against the Premier of Malaita, Daniel Suidani. According to the notice as pursuance to the Standing Orders 107, following a Motion of No Confidence against the Premier, the notice is being served seven (7) clear days starting yesterday, the…

PM hails AJ

PRIME Minister (PM) Manasseh Sogavare has congratulated AJ Enterprise Ltd describing the opening of the new state of the art building as a ‘great and fine achievement’. Speaking as the guest of honor at the opening yesterday, the Prime Minister said that AJ Enterprises journey has not been easy amidst the COVID-19 pandemic and its…

MISSING GIRL FOUND DEAD

A FEMALE student, 9, was found dead with wounds in a swamp on Sunday after went missing on Friday while returning from school on Kolombangara, Western Province. The deceased is a student of Sausepe Primary School in North Kolombangara. According to the reports reaching Solomon Star Gizo News Bureau yesterday said the body was found…

GCU MISLEADS PUBLIC

PARU hits out at GCU statement on US SCALE Program PREMIERS Advisory and Research Unit (PARU) has confirmed that all the activities of USAID-SCALE are continuing without slowing down. “The USAID SCALE project is flowing,” confirmed Richie Olita, of PARU. This clarification was made by PARU in response to disinformation by the Government Communication Unit…

A LONG WAIT FOR FAMILY

Government sits on title transfer for decade & half   BEFORE he died in 2007 the Coalition government which he helped put together reportedly agreed to ‘gift’ him a package which includes a house, a vehicle and $1.5 million in recognition of his contributions to nation-building. “It was a deal hammered out when the new…

NO JAB, NO MARKET!

THE Western Provincial Government (WPG) will soon require only vaccinated market vendors will use the Gizo main market to sell their produce and other food products. This means, ‘no jab, no market’ policy will come into force in Gizo. The move comes as the province prepares for the reopening of the border between Papua New…