Speaker receives motions

THE provincial speaker for Malaita province, Titus Fika says he has received two motion of no confidence over the weekend. In an interview with Solomon Star on Tuesday, Titus Fika said that one is against Premier, Peter Ramohia and another one is against provincial finance minister Joe Hereau, “Surely, I have received those two motions…

G’Day Solomon Islands debates climate change

The Australian High Commission will today host students from four Honiara high schools in the annual G’Day Solomon Islands Great Debate. Australian High Commissioner Andrew Byrne said he was excited to hear young people’s perspectives on this year’s debate theme, climate change. “Climate change is a complex issue facing every country and requires a strategic,…

Motion to oust Ramoihia

A Motion of no confidence to oust Premier Peter Chanel Ramoihia as the leader of Malaita provincial government is looming ahead of the full assembly meeting set for this month. The Malaita provincial ruling government is expected to face the motion of no confidence this month when the full assembly meets on the 16th, 17th…

Care centres given timely donations

Acting Prime Minister and Minister for Home Affairs Manasseh Maelanga handed over a total of $100,000 to two local charity organizations on Friday. The funds were raised during the celebration of Malaysia’s independence day in Honiara on Wednesday. Maelanga travelled to San Isidro Care Centre in Aruligho, North West Guadalcanal and the Christian Care Centre…

PM spotlights challenge to managing the ocean

Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare says a key deep-seated challenge facing ocean conservation and management in the Pacific is human behavior. Sogavare told the one-day Pacific Ocean Summit of the International Union for Conservation of Nature in the Hawaiian capital, Honolulu, on Wednesday that ocean management is really not the challenge facing Pacific conservation efforts but…

USP director’s post to be advertised soon

The director’s post of the University of the South Pacific USP Solomon Islands (USP SI) Campus in Honiara will be advertised soon. This was revealed by the Vice Chancellor and President of the University (USP), Professor Rajesh Chandra in an interview with the Sunday Star, Friday. “As required by our policy we will advertise the…

New PPF chief takes up role

The Participating Police Force (PPF) has a new commander after Mark Ney left the mission prematurely on medical grounds. John Tanti was introduced to the media during the weekly police conference on Thursday at the Rove Police headquarters after serving as commander here for about a month now. He will be here until the Regional…

SIMSA will not register MV Sitka here

MOI ship is ‘too old’ Marine authorities will not accept MV Sitka on its register even if those who purchase the Tongan registered vessel insisted on bringing it over here. Derek Saru, chief marine engineer, Compliance and Standards Division of the Solomon Islands Maritime Safety(SIMSA), stated this. He was responding to announcements Albert Wong of…