Misconduct in Opposition Office

Integrity of the office questioned LEADER of Opposition Jeremiah Manele had vowed to demand severe disciplinary action against two senior officers in the Opposition office accused of misconduct. Mr Manele told the Solomon Star in a telephone interview that he was taking the issue as a matter of serious concern. The Opposition leader was reacting…

Police, chiefs in consultation

A TWO days consultation between some of the community chiefs within the outskirts of the Honiara city and Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) to discuss issues affecting communities kicked off yesterday. It is being held at the CYP conference hall, East Honiara. It is an initiative by the National Community Policing unit of the…

Cultural entrepreneurs’ training underway

MORE than 20 local cultural practitioners are currently undergoing a cultural Industries Entrepreneurship’ training in Honiara, since Tuesday this week. It is being organized by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism with support from the European Union, Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) in collaboration with the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat (PIFS). Called the ‘Solomon…

Culture Bills to Parliament

TWO important Bills related to the development of culture are expected to be presented to Parliament this coming session before the end of the year. Acting Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Culture and Tourism, John Wasi revealed this when he officially opened a cultural and tourism workshop in Honiara this week. Called traditional knowledge and expression…

One dead after coconut tree slammed on vehicle

A MAN died while others are in critical condition after a coconut tree slammed onto the vehicle they were travelling in north Malaita, Wednesday. The incident occurred at Ubere, further south of Malu’u substation in the To’abaita region. Reports from Malu’u said the group was travelling in a vehicle on their way to Kwaiana for…

PM arrives from UN

PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare and his delegation to the 70th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) meeting in New York have arrived back in the country, Wednesday. Mr Sogavare was met on arrival at Honiara international airport by the Deputy Prime Minister Douglas Ete, Commissioner of Police Frank Prendergast and the Secretary to Prime Minister Joseph…

Premiers urged to speak out boldly

CHOISEUL Provincial Premier Jackson Kiloe has urged his Premier colleagues to speak out and raise issues to the national government during the conference this week. Jackson Kiloe was one of the premiers that spoke yesterday at conference proper. “As a premier who has attended such conferences since 2007 until now, I see that there is…

ULMWP hails leaders for support at UN

The United Liberation Movement for West Papua (ULMWP) has commended the Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Tonga, Hon. Akilisi Pohiva, and the Prime Minister of the Solomon Islands, Hon. Manasseh Sogavare, for supporting West Papua at the recent 70th United Nations General Assembly in New York. ULMWP spokesperson, Benny Wenda, expressed his deepest gratitude…

Uni students’ plea for help

STUDENTS studying at the Solomon Islands National University (SINU) under self-sponsorship are appealing for financial support towards salvaging them from the financial constraints they are currently facing at the moment. According to the student’s task-force chairman Dickson Koke, the appeal is made to the general public, business houses, Non-Government Organizations, and other stakeholders. “Your support…

Ngiumoana denies quotes

PROVINCIAL Secretary of Renbel Rubin Ngiumoana has denied quotes attributed to him in yesterday’s paper. He said the quotes from the article which appeared on page 2 with the title “Premier is not biased” was not his actual words. “I never mention those words that were attributed to me and I have no idea why…