Council welcomes new councillor

THE Honiara City Council congratulates and welcomed its new councillor Greg Malefo, who was elected in Wednesday’s by-election for Vuhokesa Ward. Supervising mayor, Eric Tema said the council was pleased with the election results.  “Voters were allowed to exercise their democratic rights without fear or trouble,” Mr Tema said. “It was a peaceful by-election and…

Court defers sitting

THE Honiara Magistrates’ Court did not hear cases yesterday because magistrates took a day out to attend a one-day Family Protection Act workshop at the Heritage Park Hotel. A notice was pinned up at the magistrate’s court notice board to inform public of the reason why no cases are to be heard. “There will be…

Police boss hails public support

POLICE Commissioner Frank Prendergast has thanked the Honiara public for their assistance and cooperation during the state funeral held for the country’s first Prime Minister, the late Sir Peter Kenilorea on Tuesday. He told the media during the weekly police conference that he is pleased with the assistance and cooperation shown by general public in…

Mexico wants to expand economic trade ties here

THE first Mexican ambassador to Solomon Islands, Amando Alvarez met with Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare yesterday, expressing his country’s desire to expand its economic trade links here. The ambassador said the Mexican government led by President Enrique Nieto emphasises economic reforms and is implementing sweeping education, energy, financial, fiscal and telecommunication reform legislations to improve…

Police seize ‘metals’

HONIARA police seized more than 70 pieces of what’s believed to be gold bars on board MV Liberty on arrival from Ontong Java in the Malaita Outer Islands on Friday morning. The Solomon Star was told the vessel was dispatched to Ontong Java earlier to bring Dr Reginal Aipia, who was under a court warrant for a…

Fijian community to raise funds for cyclone victims

Solomon Islands Fiji Community Association (SIFCA) will be staging three  fundraising drives this month. This is to support the Fiji cyclone victims back in Fiji. Therefore the community is now calling on the general public for support. Speaking to local media in a press conference yesterday afternoon Fiji Honorary Consul to Solomon Islands Atueta Balekana…

UPNG students without allowance

Government (SIG) sponsored students studying at the University of Papua New Guinea (UPNG) Waigani Campus are still without their book and pocket allowances. A senior SIG sponsored law student confirmed this an interview yesterday from Port Moresby. It was highlighted since the arrival of more than 50 plus SIG sponsored students on campus on the…

Burglar to serve over 3 years behind bars

The man who broke into the office of the Police Commissioner last year has been sentenced to three and a half years in prison on Wednesday. The time he spent in custody was taken into account. Principal Magistrate Jim Seuika when sentencing Albert Tutua, 26, said breaking into properties is becoming a common trend developed…

Wings burglar to serve 15 months

A young man who broke into the office of the Wings Mini Mart shop in Honiara has been sentenced to 15 months in prison on Wednesday. Peter Kaikai, 21, and his two associates broke into the Wings Mini Mart shop between 10pm and 10.30pm on 29 December last year. They were however interrupted by security…