PM explains sour relationship in MSG

Prime Minister (PM) Rick Houenipwela had explained the sour relationship with member countries of the Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) revealing six issues that gave rise to the ill relationship. Houenipwela was responding to question asked by Member of Parliament (MP) for Aoke-Langalanga Matthew Wale. Mr Wale asked the PM that in his recent trip to…

Two Bills withdrawn

Prime Minister Rick Houenipwela has withdrawn the ‘Constitution (Amendment) (Dual Citizenship) Bill 2017’ and the ‘Citizenship Bill 2017’ on Monday to sort out issues raised by the Bills and Legislation Committee. This means both Bills will be reintroduced to Parliament after government deals with the issues raised by the Bills and Legislation Committee. A report…

DPM says Fiji should apologise

Deputy Prime Minister (DPM) Manasseh Sogavare says Fiji Prime Minister (PM) should apologise to the member countries of the Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) for admitting Indonesia as an associate member. Speaking on the floor of parliament yesterday, DPM says Fiji PM Frank Bainimarama should apologise to the MSG member countries for admitting Indonesia as an…

South Rd road upgrade continues

South Road in Malaita is again restoring to its former state as road upgrade work continues in the aftermath of the previous bad weather seasons. And the public are overwhelmed with the road maintenance work being carried out along the South Road in Malaita Province in the past weeks, reports reaching Solomon Star states.  South…

No-Confidence Motion looms

Renbel Premier told to step down Rennell and Bellona Premier Collin Singamoana is facing a motion of confidence which will tabled in the upcoming budget meeting later this month. The looming motion of no confidence also comes with a call for the premier to immediately resign his seat due to lack of confidence in his…

Nila mini hospital

Keeping the people healthy By RONALD TOITO’ONA   If it wasn’t for the Nila Catholic Station mini-hospital, people in the Shortland Islands will have to travel to Choiseul or Gizo for medical attention. Others will not be able to survive if the mini-hospital is not providing the needed services in the furthest island of the…

Gov’t to implement report

The Government has pledged to implement the recommendations of the Parliamentary Foreign Relations Committee report of 2009. While launching the Solomon Islands Democratic Coalition for change government (SIDCCG) policy document recently, Prime Minister Rich Hounipwela said his coalition is looking to implement recommendations of the Parliamentary Foreign Relations Committee recommendations to recognise the roles of…