London trip for Pacific 8

PACIFIC Islands tourism operators will have a chance to market and promote their products at the World Trade Market 2015 at the ExCel in London from November 2-5. A statement from the South Pacific Tourism Organisation this week said eight national tourism offices and private sector operators from Cook Islands, Fiji, Samoa, Tahiti, Vanuatu, Solomon…

SINU journo students on excursion

ABOUT 17 journalism students undertaking media studies at the Solomon Islands National University (SINU) attended the weekly police media conference as part of their study. The excursion was made to Rove headquarters, West Honiara yesterday to observe members of the main stream media attending a press conference called by the Police Commissioner Frank Prendergast. The…

Liquor ban in force

A LIQUOR ban is currently in force as part of security measures ahead of today’s no-confidence vote. Police imposed the ban on Thursday midnight and will continue until midnight tonight. “The RSIPF is already enforcing a liquor ban as of midnight 29th October 2015,” police said in a statement. “Police will ensure that the Liquor…

Four to defect?

FOUR Member of Parliament (MP) within the Democratic Coalition for Change (DCC) Government are likely to make a switch if the proposed motion of no confidence is tabled today. A resigned Minister told the Solomon Star last night claiming  these four MPs are currently within the government. “They are likely to resign and join us…

Gov’t in total control

IN what appears to be a display show of strength against the looming no confidence motion against the Prime Minister this Friday, Government had aligned swearing in of 10 ministers at Government House yesterday. With this latest political twist, Government had claimed it now commands the support of 31 members of the 50 seat Parliament.…

PAP boosts membership

THE People’s Alliance Party (PAP) has six new members following the crossover of the entire Parliamentary Independent Group to the Democratic Coalition for Change Government (DCCG) earlier this week. The PAP is one of the coalition partners of DCCG. The other partners are United Democratic Party and Kandere Party. The new PAP members which include…

Maelanga congratulated

CONSTITUENTS of East Kwara’ae constituency say Manasseh Maelanga’s move to join the democratic Coalition for change Government (DCCG) is in their best interest. In the Eastern Stars Face book page, constituents in Honiara and overseas expressed their gratitude to Maelanga for making the move to join the DCCG this week. “Thank you Manasseh Maelanga for…

Motion set for tomorrow

DESPITE being in the minority, the Opposition Group will still move the motion of no confidence against Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare tomorrow. Leader of Opposition Jeremiah Manele confirmed this to the Solomon Star on Wednesday. He said his group sees moving the motion not only as a way to remove the Prime Minister but an…