Central financially commits to Federal State Process

The Central Provincial Premier Selwyn Mapuli says his Government will put into effect annual appropriation of funds from fiscal year 2016-2017 to cater for the design of Central’s State constitution-making. This is in anticipation of the proposed Federal system. He made this remarks while officially closing the awareness program of the 2nd 2014 Draft Federal…

Deputy PM engineered my termination

Sasako speaks of his sacking GOVERNMENT media consultant Alfred Sasako has blamed the deputy prime minister Douglas Ete for his sacking. He said this on Tuesday when confirming receiving his termination letter, which he said was dated 27 July 2015. “The letter backdated to 27th July was signed by the Special Secretary to the Prime…

Missing duo alive

TWO fishermen from Patu village in Central Rannogah, Western Province who went missing last week have been reportedly found alive after being rescued near Bougainville, Papua New Guinea (PNG) over the weekend. The two men were on a fishing trip to prepare for a wedding on Wednesday. They were said to have travelled on a…

Central Provincial ministers fired

A PROVINCIAL Minister and a backbencher within the Central Provincial Government have been terminated from office for personal interest against the government of the day. Honourable James Galini who was the Minister for Works, Transport and Local Council including Richard Vulo, chairman provincial public accounts committee and board to Siota secondary school. Their dismissal from…

Why the short bus routes

THE short bus route in Honiara was triggered by daily targets imposed by Asian bus owners on their drivers and conductors. That was according to a bus driver Timothy Aloga. He disclosed this to the Solomon Star during Monday’s five hour protest by bus drivers and conductors in Honiara against the increasing entry of Asians…

Terminated or quit?

THE MEDIA Consultant and advisor in the Prime Minister’s Officer, Alfred Sasako was reportedly being prematurely terminated. Information posted onForum Solomon Islands International (FSII) claimed an insider within DCC Government confirmed Sasako’s premature termination last week. But yesterday in a statement Mr Sasako clarified that he is planning to quit his job in order to…

FSII plans public forum

FORUM SOLOMON Islands International (FSII) has confirmed it will host a public forum in Honiara, tomorrow – Tuesday 4th August. Called the “Peoples’ Forum”, the purpose of the Forum is to gauge views from concern stakeholders about the Government’s controversial decisions. The FSII Board said that the recent strings of controversial decisions triggered a lot…

Parents told to supervise children

Parents are told to keep an eye on their children as mass exposure to new technologies such as mobile phones, internet and movies contributes to ill-behaviour and lack of moral attitudes among children. This was raised by a concerned citizen when visiting the media last week. John Toki from West Guadalcanal stated in his report…

Big 3 distributes on Punjas’ behalf

A manufacturing &distribution company from Fiji operating in the country will now change its business model, by appointing Big 3 Distributors to do distribution for them in the country. Punjas has been distributing its product in Solomon Islands for some years since their establishment for nearly a decade in Honiara. While Big 3 Distributors has…