Revenue Loss

Delays in the High Court deprives govt of “Millions” in log export taxes Protracted delays in promptly dealing with cases involving logging companies have prompted calls for the “realignment” of the High Court to ensure its integrity is not compromised. “These delays are costly, frustrating and do not give the judiciary a good image,” a…

Rio wild card

Suva (Fiji Times) – MAKERETA Naulu has more to be grateful for after the completion of the Melanesian Athletics Championships after her name has been entered as a special wild card submission for the Rio Olympics. Naulu said she had filled the required forms after her time of 11.94 seconds in the 100 metres on…

A step back for Western Turtles

Western Province men’s football team’s chance of taking the lead in Group A of the Solomon Games football competition faded following their 3-0 defeat to host Honiara at the Lawson Tama Stadium. Sunday’s performance was not what their fans and supporters had expected. Turtles found it hard to find the back of the net unlike…

Beach showdown

THE much awaited semi-finals and finals for the Solomon Games 2016 Beach Soccer tourney is set to go down today, at the Waikiki beach (Mamanawata) starting at 9am and through to the afternoon. After a weeklong of prestigious battle in a round robin format was played, the hosts and three other provincial teams will scuffle…

HOH visits West Kwaio

A Charitable None Government Organisation in Malaita that deals with orphan children last week paid visits to areas in West Kwaio, Malaita Province. Hearts Of Hope (HOH) president Janet Justice Aihari told Sunday star they went there as part of their visitation and to conduct more awareness to orphans and widows about the group. “We…

Public commends use of breathalyzers

Members of the public have commended the use of breathalyzers by police to crackdown on drink-driving. This follows the first use of breathalyzer by police last weekend which resulted in 10 people being apprehended for taking alcohol over the legal limit.  “This is what we want. This device is really good and this must be…

Private sector prepares for Mini-Trade Show

The Private Sector is holding a one-week mini-trade-show in Honiara starting on Monday, which will also coincide with the Pacific Islands Development Forum (PIDF). The trade show is hosted in collaboration with the Solomon Islands Women in Business Association (SIWIBA), Small and Medium Enterprise Council (SMEC) and Solomon Islands Small Business Enterprise Centre (SISBEC). The…

PPI Act needs improvements: Dr Nanau

ONE of the Solomon Islands academics say the Solomon Islands need to patch loopholes in the Political Party Integrity Act to ensure stability in governance. Dr Gordon Nanau who is a lecturer at the University of South Pacific (USP) Fiji, said loopholes still allow for movements of MPs to occur. “It is important for candidates…

Six provinces join UDP

Six provinces had pledged their alliance with the United Democratic Party (UDP) yesterday before the president of UDP Tommy Chan at the Honiara Hotel. This was revealed to the Solomon Star by the Premier of Malaita Province Peter Ramohia. Mr Ramohia said that incorporating provincial governments to any political party helps the province to address…