Police urged to crack down on ‘Neiko juice’

POLICE in Western Province are urged to investigate the widespread production of an illegal homebrew locally known as “Neiko Juice”. This illegal drink is reported to be widely produced at Niumada area, west of provincial capital Gizo. A father at a neighbouring community, who requested not to be named, told the Solomon Star the death…

In Court with Assumpta Buchanan

* Warrant of arrests for duo* Man accused of falsely getting $65k * Irofinao to take plea today Warrant of arrests for duo Two more men accused of stealing fuel from a ship docking at Noro Wharf, Western Province early this year have been issued with warrants of arrest. This followed the absence of Nathan Pike…

Govt plans to upgrade facilities at Munda airport

The Government has recognised the importance of upgrading facilities at the Munda international airport to cater for the influx of visitors’ arrival. This was highlighted in the Democratic Coalition Government for Advancement (DCGA) 100-day policy document which was launched on Friday 31st May. Under this policy Government through the Ministry will work closely with Solomon…

ACoM to elect new Archbishop soon

THE Anglican Church Of Melanesia’s (ACoM) Provincial Electoral Board members will elect a new Archbishop on 25th June this year. The election will take place at the Melanesian Brotherhood Headquarters at Tabalia, a several miles West of Honiara. Dr. Abraham Hauriasi, ACOM General Secretary In his letter dated 15th April 2019 to the Provincial Electoral…

‘Climate change affects Vatud people too’

WITH the continuous rise on the effects of climate change in the Solomon Islands, Vatud Constituency MP Freda Tuki is calling for more attention from the government and responsible authorities. The Ministry of Women, Youth, Children & Family Affairs Minister stated this in Parliament, during last week’s Sine Die Motion. “This is a very big…

Sogavare: we are transparent in political interest

PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare says his government would not hide any secret but is open and transparent in the different political grouping interest. Sogavare made the statement during a recent press conference when asked for his statement regarding rumours that some Members of Parliament would like to switch ties to China. He said his government…

One more to Canada

CITREC Canada Corpis continuing to empower the women of Guadalcanal. Its latest addition to the Canadian workforce is May Resture, who arrived in Canada yesterday and was issued with a two-year work permit to be employed in Canada’s agriculture sector. May was received by her Canadian employer who was waiting for her arrival at Vancouver…

Clamp down on foreigners

THE new Minister for Commerce and Labour will pin down the influx of foreigners coming in the country and continue to engage in business activities reserved for the indigenous Solomon Islanders. Clezy Rore told the parliament in his debate when contributing to the Sine Die motion that was moved by the Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare…

First for the nation

ISABEL LANDS ‘CLEAN AUDIT’ By BRYAN LUVENA  ISABEL has been the star province when it comes to the implementation of the Provincial Governance Strengthening Programme (PGSP). Under the leadership of Premier James Habu, Isabel landed a “clean audit” report for the 2017/2018 financial year, the first for any province. “This is an achievement of monumental…