Gov’t supports Bloody Ridge project

PRIME Minister Hon Manasseh Sogavare said the Democratic Coalition for Change Government is committed to ensuring the proposed United States ‘Bloody Ridge Project’ on Guadalcanal is successfully implemented. The Bloody Ridge Project proposes the turning of Bloody Ridge into a US Memorial Park. Bloody Ridge is situated between the Honiara International Airport and Tenaru. The…

Taiwan launches new eVisa system

TAIWAN officially launched an electronic visa (eVisa) application system Tuesday, with citizens of 27 countries, including Solomon Islands, to benefit in the first stage of the system’s implementation, its Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) officials have announced. Roger Luo, deputy director-general of MOFA’s Bureau of Consular Affairs, said the eVisa system is now open to…

Militant police officers

Dear Editor – In July 2003, the national parliament passed the Facilitation of International Act 2003. Following that, the Governor General requested international aid to assist in restoring peace in Solomon Islands after the chaos of the ethnic tension. In 2003 the so called RAMSI was formed which comprised of six island state in the…

PM rewards players

Dear Editor – The following observation is made in respect to the above as per Star Issue No 6076, dated 12/01/16. Whilst these gestures are much appreciated, it should be free from politicization. The way to do it is to have a permanent structure and process for awarding such rewards. This gives the sense that…

Men, juveniles remanded

Four men including two juveniles facing separate criminal offences have been remanded in custody on Tuesday. The juveniles aged 16 and 17 were charged with one count each of burglary and criminal trespass in relation to alleged incidents last December at Tulagi, Central Province. Prosecution alleged they broke into a home and allegedly stole batteries.…

Police detains Lambi suspect

THE Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) has arrested a suspect allegedly responsible for killing a man at Lambi area northwest Guadalcanal, Monday night this week. Guadalcanal police commander, Nixon Manetonga told Solomon Star that his officers attended to the scene and arrested the suspect the same night. He said from evidence gathered by the…

Expired goods confiscated

Officials from the Ministry of Trade, Commerce, Industry and Immigration have confiscated expired goods from a shop in Honiara. Minimart shop, at Rove area, west Honiara was said to have been caught by the officials selling expired goods. The confiscation of the goods came after a customer Alfred Karuheusubo bought a packet of army biscuit…