PM opens virtual regional media anti-corruption summit

PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare today has officially opened the second Pacific Anti-Corruption Journalists Network summit. The two days summit which kicked off today in Tavanipupu, East Guadalcanal is hosted by the Media Association of Solomon Islands (MASI). Speaking via virtual conferencing, Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare congratulated the MASI executive for hosting the event. The Prime…

New Auditor General sworn-in by GG

THE country’s new Auditor General David Dennis was sworn-in by the Governor General, His Excellency Sir David Vunagi at Government House on Tuesday 14 September. Mr. David Dennis is highly qualified for the role of Auditor General, with many years of leadership experience in the local and regional financial sectors. He has a long track…

PAINFUL LOSS

Child, 2, dead after falling from berthing ship at Nila, Shortlands   A TWO-year-old boy fell to his death in the early hours of yesterday morning from a ship in the Shortlands Islands, Western Province without the knowledge of his family members. Reports reaching this paper yesterday said a family had boarded the ship ‘MV…

WIN WIN MEETS ALL REQUIREMENTS

NOT many people know why this alluvial gold mining company chose WIN WIN as its name when it was registered in Solomon Islands in 2016. So when an investigation by the national broadcaster, SIBC, alleged impropriety on the part of the company in terms of adhering to the requirements of the Mines and Minerals Act,…

In Court with Assumpta

Man to plea for raping babies THE man accused of having unlawful sexual intercourse with his four daughters age ranges between two years old and two months old from  2017 to July this year in Western Province will plea to the allegations on September 23. The 36 year-old man who cannot be named to protect…

Illegal gold deal denial

WIN WIN Company and local landowners have categorically denied a special investigation by the Solomon Islands Broadcasting Corporation (SIBC) that the company was involved in gold smuggling and tax evasion in its operations on Guadalcanal. A special investigation by SIBC’s Charles Piringi said nearly 80kg of gold worth around AUD 5.2 million (SBD30 million) have…

MARA FACES TEST

As six provincial ministers resign SIX provincial ministers serving under the Malaita Alliance for Rural Advancement (MARA) Government have reportedly resigned from the Daniel Suidani led regime last night with more to follow this week.. Sources from Auki in Malaita told the Solomon Star that the the resignation of these six ministers will be a…

Premier Suidani expected home this month

AS the current stand-off between the national government and the Malaita provincial government brought so much confusion to the Malaitans, many have anticipated the return of Premier Daniel Suidani from Brisbane, Australia this month. Many Malaitans wanted to see the Malaita Provincial Premier Daniel Suidani return home after many months away from the country. Premier…