Tulagi ownership clarified

THE perpetual title of the entire island of Tulagi, Central Province, is in the name of the Commissioner of Lands, not the province. That’s according to acting lands commissioner Alan McNeil. McNeil made the clarification after the Central Province requested the Land Board to make a statement about the ownership of the island, following media…

Police launch royal security

By ASSUMPTA BUCHANAN A MAJOR police security operation will be conducted for the Royal visit this weekend through to Monday. Outgoing Police Commissioner Matthew Varley told reporters at his final conference on Thursday that the RSIPF will be playing a key role to support the government in the protocol arrival. “But more so the RSIPF…

Suspects in E/Kwaio row identified

Police have identified a number of suspects in relation to an incident that happened in East Kwaio on Tuesday which resulted in the death of a woman. Outgoing police commissioner Matthew Varley in his final conference on Thursday told reporters that the suspects are being interviewed and transported to Auki for questioning. “…And we are…

Govt sub committee clarifies RIPEL issue 

THE Solomon Islands government is committed to inclusive partnership with the people of this country. In its approach to revitalise developments in the Russell Islands, the government memorandum of understanding, MOU, with Russel Islands Investment Forum, RIIF and Central Islands province, CIP, is determined to achieve a cross sectoral development framework that benefits all stakeholders.…

R. City to rock Honiara tonight

THE famous Rock City (a.k.a R.City) band is set to rock music fans in a one-night show at the Heritage Park Hotel car park in Honiara, tonight. Island Brothers, Theron and Timothy Thomas touched down at the Honiara International airport at 2pm, Thursday. Rock City formerly known as Planet VI is an American musical duo…

M4D reacts to GCU report 

Malaita for Democracy (M4D) speaks out against irritating words used by the Government Communication Unit (GCU) to describe the behavior of Malaitans shown during the recent DCGA government policy awareness campaign in Auki as uncivilized.  Speaking to Solomon Star Auki yesterday M4D Chairman Knoxly Atu said using words like brain washed and uncivilized to describe…

Outgoing police chief hails RSIPF

WE HAVE THE BEST By ASSUMPTA BUCHANAN OUTGOING Police Commissioner Matthew Varley says the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force is one of the best forces in the region. It is also one that all Solomon Islanders should be proud of, he added. The Australian stated this during his final press conference in Honiara yesterday.  “The…

137 candidates set to contest MUP elections

By GEORGE ATKINin Kira Kira A total 137 candidates will contest the Makira Ulawa Provincial Assembly Elections on December 11.  Faith Pwea of the Electoral Office in Kira Kira, the provincial capital of Makira Ulawa Province says two women candidates are included in the number of contestants.  They are Jessica Ngere of Ward Nine, Bauro West,…

PM urged to confirm Huawei-Telekom talks

OPPOSITION leader Matthew Wale has called on the Prime Minister to confirm whether the Government is currently talking to China or Huawei, for the takeover of Solomon Telekom. This call came after the Premier of Malaita Province made a statement earlier suggesting that Huawei maybe eying Solomon Telekom.   The call also follows the recent signing…