Suava Bay victims want justice served

Call to arrest arsonists SUAFA Bay elders in north Malaita are calling on Auki Police to arrest arsonists who burned down 30 houses in the area September last year following the stabbing of a man in his 40’s to death. The stabbing led to retaliatory acts by relatives, resulting in the torching down of 30…

Accused told to work together with lawyer

A FORMER Correctional Service officer facing multiple fraud charges has been told to cooperate with any lawyer who represents him. Don Lisi Talu was used to be represented by Stanley Aupai of Public Solicitor’s Office. MR Aupai has however withdrawn his legal representation. He is now without a lawyer and has requested another lawyer from…

Court orders prosecution to serve disclosures

PROSECUTION has been ordered to serve disclosures to the defence, Wednesday. This was in relation to the matter against Jackson Seni, who faces one count of simple larceny, one count of resisting police arrest, and consuming liquor in public. The accused is in custody and his appearance was dispensed off yesterday. Principal Magistrate Fatima Taeburi…

Court remands juvenile

A SECOND suspect accused of the robbery at a shop opposite the King George School, east Honiara, has been remanded on Wednesday. The 16-year-old juvenile was remanded on grounds that he has no fixed address in Honiara and therefore is at risk of absconding bail. His co-accused Hudson Billy was already remanded in custody last…

Temotu premier accused of taking bribe money

PREMIER of Temotu Province, Nelson Omar Menale has been accused of bribery and corruption by an Asian businessman. The businessman, who wants to remain anonymous, claimed he had paid a total of $90,000 to Premier Menale who had demanded the money to dish out to members of his Provincial Executive Government. The businessman alleged that…

SINU introduces new fee system

SOLOMON Islands National University (SINU) management has introduced a new system of paying fees for this year. Pro-vice chancellor Academic, Professor Basil Marasinghe confirmed that the changes will require students to make separate fee payment for single course units instead of lumping them together for a year’s program fee. He said the new system allows…

Police warn against overloading of truck

TRUCK owners are urged to abide by the traffic safety rules when loading their vehicles. Honiara traffic police commander Vincent U’upwe made the reminder. This was after the Solomon Star exposed an overloaded vehicle along the Prince Philip highway, which led to the arrest of the driver of the vehicle on Tuesday this week. Mr…

Cleansing of illegal businesses explained

GOVERNOR of Northern Province in Papua New Guinea, Gary Juffa has insisted that the actions of his government against certain foreign run businesses do not target a specific ethnic group but all foreign run illegal businesses. He also pointed out that there was a need to protect PNG business opportunities and prevent the loss of…

Papangu church work can now continue

PAPANGU community in North Guadalcanal can now continue with their initial construction of a permanent church building. The community on Wednesday received 40 pieces of corrugated roofing iron and other building materials made possible from constituency funds. Member of Parliament (MP) for North Guadalcanal Samson Maneka hand over the materials to community representatives yesterday. The…