Bmobile-Vodafone upgrades service in Malaita

BMOBILE-VODAFONE last week has upgraded its network in Malaita province with the launch of its high capacity network in the province. Malaita province’s Deputy Premier Alick Maeaba and Bmobile-Vodafone’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Niall Downey were the ones cutting the ribbon during the launching. A statement from the company said: “This is a significant step…

MPs set up 3 hotel camps

THREE hotel camps have been established ahead of Friday’s looming motion of no confidence. These are at the Honiara Hotel, Mendana Hotel, and Pacific Casino Hotel. The Solomon Star has established the Honiara Hotel camp is made up of those in the DCC Government, while the Mendana Hotel comprised of the Independent Group and Opposition.…

RSIPF farewell Braithwaite

Members of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) on Thursday farewelled the outgoing RAMSI Special Coordinator Justine Braithwaite with a guard of honour at the Rove Police Headquarters in Honiara. Ms Braithwaite, the sixth RAMSI Special Coordinator and the first female to hold the position, leaves at the end of this month after spending…

High police presence expected

HIGHER presence of police will be seen on the street and certain key locations over next week, says Police Commissioner Frank Prendergast. He said this is due to the political development that is occurring since last week in Honiara.  “Police are aware of the political development occurring as of last week,” Mr Prendergast said. “We…

Juvenile jailed for 12 months

THE juvenile who admitted stealing a microscope worth more than $36,000 from the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock has been sentenced yesterday to 12 months imprisonment. Principal Magistrate Fatima Taeburi yesterday told the 17 year-old male that according to his criminal record he has not learnt anything at all. The young accused has three previous…

No bail for jailed 15 Vanuatu MPs

THE jailed Vanuatu Members of Parliament are unlikely to be granted bail before their appeal is heard on or after November 9. Defence lawyer Colin Leo told the Independent newspaper in Port Vila the standard practice is if someone is convicted, he or she starts serving the sentence immediately, even while an appeal is pending.…

Students assessed through cultural performance

DIPLOMA of teaching primary pre service year two students of Solomon Islands National University Panatina Campus displayed their academic assessment through a fascinating cultural show on Friday. The program aims at sharing and learning different cultures from different Islands in the country. A good number of staff, students, friend’s parent and children turn up to…

BRING IT ON!

PM resolves to defend his job HE may have lost the support of his ministers and backbenchers, but Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare is determined to defend his job and leadership. “Bring it on,” Mr Sogavare declared in parliament yesterday, referring to a motion of no-confidence Opposition leader Jeremiah Manele lodged on Wednesday. This was after…