Governor General appoints Mewa

THE Governor General, His Excellency, the Right Reverend David Vunagi has appointed Commins Mewa as Minister for the Ministry of Provincial Government and Institutional Strengthening (MPGIS) in accordance with the constitution. The Member of Parliament for Temotu Nende Mewa sworn-in at the Government House to formalise his appointment on Friday, the Prime Minister’s Office has…

Let’s talk, Suidani urges Malaita MPs

PREMIER of Malaita province Daniel Suidani has called on the 14 Members of Parliament to come down and talked together on the issue of Malaita province. Suidani said with the recent diplomatic switch over from Taiwan to China, Malaita itself is in a fragile situation where its people have left in an awkward position whilst…

Wale stands by statement

  OPPOSITION leader Matthew Wale says he stands by his earlier statement that the government is trifling with Malaita.  “The facts surrounding my earlier statement arising out of allegations raised by the Premier of Malaita Province are very clear,” Wale insisted. “The premier was allegedly offered a bribe by a government minister, which he refused…

SIMA strike notice lifted

THE Solomon Islands Medical Association (SIMA) has lifted its strike notice issued last Friday, following their successful dialogue with the government. Spokesman Dr Alex Munamua confirmed the lifting of the strike notice to this paper, Thursday. He said the notice has been stroked off and they already notified their members about the action.  Dr Munamua…

MAN FAKED HIS DEATH

Obtained $76,000 from local pharmacy By ASSUMPTA BUCHANAN   A MAN who faked his death and allegedly obtained $76,000 from a local pharmacist is now in police custody. Peter Fakaia of Malu’u, north Malaita, is facing one count of false pretence in relation to the alleged incidents between 21 and 26 September this year. He…

Something is wrong with our nation: CJ

Sir Albert: Responsibility and maturity go hand in hand By ASSUMPTA BUCHANAN THE slow progress of our nation in terms of where we should be to where we are now shows that something is terribly wrong somewhere, Chief Justice Sir Albert Palmer says. He made these sentiments when speaking to the participants of the Leadership…

Kaitu’u: I’m still with govt

SACKED minister Dr Tautai Angikimua Kaitu’u says he is still part of the Democratic Coalition Government for Advancement (DCGA). In his Facebook post, he said it was now public knowledge that former Minister for Development, Planning and Aid Coordination Rick Hou and him were sacked because they opposed the switch from democratic Taiwan to China…

Hou: PM’s Party hijacks DAP foreign policy

  OUR Party and its leader Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare hijacked the Democratic Alliance Party (DAP) foreign policy and use it for his gain in the name of greater good for the country. Former Minister for Development, Planning and Aid Coordination and Member for South Malaita Constituency Rick Hou said after he was sacked by…

North Malaita MP delivers on promise

NORTH Malaita Constituency is wasting no time with its development aspirations. Its MP Senley Filualea this week delivered $1 million worth of housing materials to the constituency as he began a major housing project. Filualea told the Solomon Star the funds came from $1 million the Government recently paid to each constituency. Landing craft Ocean…