MAYOR DEFENDS ACTION

CITY mayor Andrew Mua has defended the council’s decision to demolish illegal betel nut market stalls along the streets. And he said councillors who disagreed with the decision and wish to resign from the council executive are welcome to do so. “The decision was in line with council ordinance,” Mr Mua told the Solomon Star.…

NEW BID

UDP relaunches efforts to remove PM Sogavare UNITED Democratic Party (UDP) has launched a fresh bid to get rid of Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare from the party. An earlier move the party’s president Sir Thomas Chan took to sack Mr Sogavare from UDP was found to be un-procedural both under the party’s constitution and the…

PARTY SAYS SORRY, BACKS PM

The Kadere Party executive has vowed to support Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare and his government following a reconciliation ceremony, Monday. A statement from the Prime Ministers Press Secretariat said the executive members which included President Peter Boyers and Deputy Parliamentary Wing Leader, Andrew Manepora sort out their differences with Mr Sogavare. The reconciliation ceremony which…

2 Chinese hurt in attempted robbery

TWO Chinese men are recovering at the National Referral Hospital after their employees attempted to rob their White River shop on Thursday night. Reports reaching the Solomon Star said the incident happened around 8pm shortly after the shop owner closed the shop. The Chinese men sustained injuries to their heads. It was alleged the four…