Businesses in city warned

The Honiara City Council (HCC) has issued a warning to all retail businesses and shop owners operating in the city. In a statement, the HCC management said that all businesses must comply with the order issued by the Ministry of Commerce about price control on goods sold. City Clerk Rence Sore said HCC will cancel…

PM explains scaling down of public officers

PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare says the action to scale down of public servants from work is to protect the public from the deadly coronavirus (COVID-19). He made the explanation on Monday in parliament. “Cabinet has made a decision on March 26th as instructed by the permanent secretary (PS) of the Ministry of Public Service to advise…

Tuki, qualified MP

TEMOTU Vatud Member of Parliament (MP) Freda Tuki Comua retains her seat following the dismissal of the petition lodged against her on Monday. Chief Justice Sir Albert Palmer ordered that the election petition filed on 20 May 2019 seeking orders to have Ms. Comua disqualified as MP for Temotu Vatud Constituency be dismissed. “I am…

Wale on the State of Emergency

States of public emergencies are usually situations that a country has already found itself and with this current global pandemic of COVID-19, Solomon Islands is yet to record a positive case.  Opposition Leader Mathew Wale said in parliament yesterday said with the exponential growth and fast spread of the coronavirus throughout the world, the country…

Suidani shed tears with survivors 

Malaita Premier Daniel Suidani has shed tears with survivors of MV Taimareho at Su’u in West Kwaio over the weekend in an emotional encounter. Premier Suidani testified to the Solomon Star Auki in an exclusive interview on Sunday stating, “I cannot hold back my tears seeing my people running away from a potential disaster and…

Gov’t told to sack Faisi

MALAITA Provincial Premier Daniel Suidani has called on the DCGA government to sack the Director of Political Administration in the Caucus Office Samson Fasisi for a foul word believed to be directed at his administration. The call came after Faisi used Facebook to swear at those who cautioned the government to halt COVID-19 kits coming…

MP HITS OUT

Says Search & Rescue division is inefficient By ANDREW FANASIA   MEMBER of Parliament (PM) for West Are’Are John Maneniaru has hit out at the Search and Rescue Division and the government for their slow response to an urgent request for assistance. This was in relation to the tragic incident of the ill-fated voyage of…

Christ the King celebrates Palm Sunday

CHRIST the King Parish at Gilbert Camp, East Honiara has joined the rest of the Christians throughout the nation to celebrate Palm Sunday at their local church on Sunday morning. Parish Rector Father Allen Kali said the event is celebrated annually to mark what had happened to Jesus in Jerusalem more than 2,000 years ago.…

Air Vanuatu’s jet takes refuge here

AIR Vanuatu’s jet aircraft Boeing 737-800 has landed at the Henderson International Airport on Sunday to seek shelter as the tropical Cyclone Harold hits parts of Vanuatu. Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Communication & Civil Aviation Moses Virovolomo confirmed to the paper it was just an emergency flight for safety purposes.   Virovolomo said the jet…

NPF members in Malaita want fairness

A good number of National Provident Funds (NPF) members in Malaita have expressed concern over the decision to allow only Honiara-based members to withdraw part of their contribution. Last week many NPF members in Malaita Province inquired at the NPF branch in Auki following the announcement made by the prime minister and NPF in the…