CYCLONE EMERGING

Slowly moving out from Solomon seas By IAN M. KAUKUI A TROPICAL Cyclone was analysed by the Fiji Meteorological office at midday yesterday between Solomon Islands and Vanuatu. However its position is poor based on visible and infrared satellite images. “The Tropical disturbance is currently slow moving but is expected to move southeast in the…

FROM MEDIA TO POLITICS

Julian Maka’a is new Premier of Makira Ulawa Province By GEORGE ATKIN In Kirakira FORMER state broadcaster Mr Julian Maka’a, is the new Premier of Makira Ulawa Province after the Provincial Assembly elected him with 14 votes January 10, while his rival, former West Makira Member of Parliament, Mr Jackson Suna’one received six votes. In his…

Efforts to raise funds for Aussie bush fires

THE Cabinet has approved the establishment of a committee to raise funds for the Australian bush-fires. The Committee is headed by Dr Derek Mane, Deputy Secretary to the Prime Minister. An initial meeting for this fundraising initiative was held Tuesday this week with few representatives from HCC and Civil Society organisations. It was agreed during…

New Australian High Commissioner here

AUSTRALIA’S new High Commissioner to Solomon Islands, Dr Lachlan Strahan, presented his credentials yesterday to Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare.  Handing over his letter of credentials, Dr Strahan said Australia and Solomon Islands are neighbours, strong friends and close partners. “Australia and Solomon Islands have shared cordial relations since diplomatic relations were established in 1982,” he…

HCC advises owner to demolish building

In its continuous efforts to improve the Honiara City through the Office of the City Clerk has warned a Chinese businessman to demolish an old rusty looking house at Town ground immediately. Mr Sore received the report on Facebook by one of his friends and replied promptly to the call. The building is built at…

Premier Gina congratulates Maka’a

The Premier of Western Province David Lani Gina has joined leaders across Solomon Islands sending a Congratulatory message to the newly elected Premier of Makira Province Julian Maka’a, on behalf of the people in the Western Province. In his message he described the newly elected Premier as someone with a proper attitude and capacity taking…

Youth claimed officer slapped him on the face

POLICE UNDER ATTACK AGAIN By ANDREW FANASIA POLICE have again come under public attack and ridicule after one of its officers allegedly assaulted a youth who was taking photos of officers dismantling betel nut stalls outside the Town Ground Plaza in Honiara, Friday. Maverick Seda claimed he was man-handled by members of the Police Response…

British High Commissioner meets PM

BRITISH High Commissioner to Solomon Islands His Excellency Brian James Jones has paid a courtesy call on Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare at the Office of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, OPMC, Thursday. Mr Jones said the British Government, through his office is looking forward to working closely with Solomon Islands on important upcoming events, reports…

Vehicle stolen from police custody

POLICE PROBE MISSING CAR By ASSUMPTA BUCHANAN POLICE are investigating a vehicle that has gone missing from the Kukum Police Station compound last month. Acting Police Commissioner Mostyn Mangau confirmed this at the first weekly commissioner’s media conference for this year, yesterday. “Police are investigating this matter and the Police’s Professional Standards and Internal Investigations…

Maka’a tipped to be next MUP premier

Maka’a: 14 Siapu: 6 By ANDREW FANASIA THE race for Makira Ulawa Provincial Premier’s position is currently with the camp led by Ward 10 MPA and former broadcaster Julian Maka’a. They are ahead of the former premier’s camp. According to reports from Kirakira yesterday, Maka’a’s camp are confident with their 14 MPAs mostly new ones.…