Back in power

Sogavare welcomes new ministers PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare last night welcomed members of the Independent Group into his fold in a ceremony held at Honiara Hotel. The six Independent MPs joined the government following last week’s mass resignation of government ministers and backbenchers. “I want to welcome and acknowledge members of the Independent Group for…

Speaker’s decision challenged

POLITICAL Parties that formed the Democratic Coalition for Change (DCC) Government are questioning the action of the Speaker of the National Parliament to approve the Motion of No Confidence that is set for this Friday. With that, the cause of action taken by the parties in light of the recent motion of no confidence was…

Legality of no confidence motion challenged

THE High Court of Solomon Islands had been asked through a filed application seeking legal clarification as to whether or not the  no confidence motion against Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare, to be moved in Parliament this Friday by the Leader of Opposition, Jeremiah Manele is illegal or not. Speaker of Parliament Ajilon Nasiu had scheduled…

MMF appeals for support

Malaita Ma’asina Forum (MMF) has called on parliamentarians to support the Democratic Coalition for Change (DCC) government to continue with their leadership. Speaking to the Solomon Star  MMF President Charles Dausabea slammed the recent move by former Deputy Prime Minister (DPM) Douglas Ete and former Minister for Provincial Government Augustine Auga, alleging their actions was…

MMF urges Manele keep out from resigned Ministers

MALAITA Ma’asina Forum (MMF) has warned the Opposition Leader Jeremiah Manele to stand firm and not give in to political manipulation especially by the recently resigned Ministers of the Government.  President of MMF Charles Dausabea appealed to the Opposition Leader not to give in easily to be manipulated by former government Ministers who have resigned…

PM praised as true son of nation

PRIME MINISTER Manasseh Sogavare has been praised as the true son of Solomon Islands. Senior Statesman John Maetia Kaliuae has made the comment in light of the current political turmoil which attempts to oust Prime Minister Sogavare from leadership of the government in an intended no confidence motion scheduled to be tabled in Parliament this…

NEW RAMSI boss announced

The Acting Foreign Minister of Solomon Islands, the Hon. Peter Shanel Agovaka, the Secretary General of the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat, Dame Meg Taylor, and the RAMSI Special Coordinator, Justine Braithwaite has welcomed the appointment of Mr Quinton Devlin as the next Special Coordinator of RAMSI. Mr Devlin will replace Ms Justine Braithwaite in December…

ABC open day moves to West

Adventist Book Centre (ABC) in Honiara will extend its open day to Western Province next week as it plan to host its open day at three different venues in the province. This was confirmed to this paper by the manager of the ABC James Bouro on Sunday during the ABC open day which staged at…

Beche de mer & seaweed farming progressing well

Farming of sea cucumber and seaweed are currently being undertaken in the country to address some ways of enhancing sustainable development of these expensive marine products in Solomon Islands, Fisheries minister John Maneniaru highlighted last week. This was revealed in the parliament when the Minister was questioned on the funding committed to boost inshore fisheries.…