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…

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…

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…