Final petition dismissed

WEST Are’are Member of Parliament John Maneniaru has retained his seat after the petition lodged against him was dismissed on Tuesday. This was the final case of the 28 petitions filed in relation to last year’s National General Election. Justice Francis Mwanesalua dismissed the allegation relating to the use of Rural Constituency Development Fund’s (RCDF) outboard…

GRANT US OUR WISH

Premier Gina wants statehood now for province   PREMIER of Western Province David Gina has renewed his call for the national government to urgently implement the State Federal System.  At the same, he said if the national government continues to drag its feet on the issue, Western Province should be immediately granted its federal status.…

Can we keep a COVID-19 clean sheet?

CAN Solomon Islands continue to maintain its COVID-19 free status after the arrival of the first group of stranded nationals in Australia today? This is the question that all Honiara residents, let alone the country, are asking.  The Solomon Star was able to speak to dozens of people on the streets of Honiara and especially…

SORE IS BACK

HCC Clerk clarifies alleged ‘fishy’ payment By IAN M.KAUKUI THE Honiara City Council (HCC) City Clerk has clarified the alleged fishy payment that appeared in Monday’s paper that claimed to be made towards the death of Late Moses Kaukui, a consultant contracted by the HCC. Rence Sore’s clarification comes in response to the statement by…

Gov’t praised for prayer approach

COUNCILLOR for Vura Ward in Honiara Reginald Ngati has expressed gratitude to the Government for setting aside two days a week to pray for the nation in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. Ngati said that he believes in the principle of prayer especially to a country like the Solomon Islands. “We always claimed that…

Firimolea faces robbery trial

ONE of the men accused of robbing almost $100,000 from a Bakery in East Honiara will go on trial in June. Frank Firimolea will appear in the Honiara Magistrates’ Court for an interim mention today for the armed robbery charge against him. His trial dates that were fixed on the last court date was set…

Lockdown gaps to be patched: PS 

PERMANENT Secretary for the Ministry of Health and Medical Services (MHMS) says the ministry has identified gaps that need to be strengthened for future lockdowns. Pauline McNeil stressed this during the Talk Back show held at the national broadcaster, Sunday.  “With the lockdown exercise, we were able to identify some of the gaps and areas…

Abae threatens me: Sore

FORMER Honiara City Council (HCC) Finance Chairman Councillor Billy Abae had verbally threatened the City Clerk Rence Sore under the influence of alcohol in the HCC Headquarter on the week before the lockdown. This was revealed to the local media by City Clerk Rence Sore during a press conference, Monday However, Cr Abae outrightly denied…