Australia congratulates Sogavare

AUSTRALIAN High Commissioner Roderick Brazier has congratulated Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare on his election, and pledged to work closely with his government. “I extend my warm congratulations to Prime Minister Sogavare,” said High Commissioner Brazier. “Australia has a strong and enduring relationship with Prime Minister Sogavare,” he added. “We have cooperated fruitfully on many critical…

Sogavare denies ‘failing Malaita’

PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare has hit out at accusations his past governments have failed Malaita in terms of project implementation. He was speaking during his first press conference following his election, Wednesday. He said the proposed Bina Habour project for example has been around and the country for years, but is beginning to see a…

Police arrest more

POLICE have so far arrested more than 30 suspects for offences involved in disturbances in Honiara after the election of the Prime Minister on Wednesday. Police say certain members of the public decided to take the law into their own hands and marched through some streets in Honiara, causing public disturbances, fighting and property damage.…

Wale clarifies election decision

WHY WE WALKED OUT By ANDREW FANASIA MATHEW Wale says his group walked out from the prime minister’s election yesterday for the “sake of the rule of law”. He said they made the decision after Governor General Sir Frank Kabui refused to accept a High Court order he obtained to postpone the election. Wale’s rival…

PM’s VOTE DAY

Urgent court challenge fails to stall election By AATAI J. LAUINGI   THE election of a new Prime Minister will go ahead this morning despite a court case challenging the candidacy of Manasseh Sogavare. Sogavare and Mathew Wale are vying for the top job. But yesterday Wale, through his lawyer Gabriel Suri, filed a case…

LEGALITY OF SOGAVARE’S CANDIDACY

THE fate of Manasseh Sogavare as Democratic Coalition Government for Advancement’s (DCGA) candidate for Prime Minister will be made known on the floor of parliament on Wednesday. Governor General (GG) Sir Frank Kabui will declare whether Mr Sogavare is eligible to contest the post or not. This was revealed by rival candidate Mathew Wale who…

Surviving on Shell money making 

Traditional values and ethics in the Solomon Islands is going to extinct from the provinces due to the influence of western culture that was brought to the country by European explorers and traders. But for the people of Malaita, money making is still preserved. Shell money making is one of the daily job for the…

The life of a true fisherman

Fishing has long been a survival motion for the people of Fishing Village – just outside the township of Gizo, in the Western province. It is the only main source of income for the people there and it is through fishing outside the coastal reefs of Gizo Island and fish through the outer smaller islands…

Public servants warned

‘Stay out of the public debates’ Government workers have been warned to refrain from involving in the current political situation, leading towards the election of the new Prime Minister on Wednesday. A public service memorandum sighted by the Sunday Star has called for neutrality and impartiality of public officers. The memo signed by the Permanent…

Catholic youths enact the passion of Christ

CATHOLIC youths of the Holy Cross Cathedral in Honiara enacted the annual drama of the passion of the Christ in front of hundreds of people along the street yesterday morning. The drama started from the Honiara Central Marketat 8am and ended at the Holy Cross Cathedral. The youths teamed up with fellow Catholics from their…