PEC list for first hearing

The High Court case challenging the validity of the Member of Parliament Entitlements Commission (PEC) Amendment Regulation 2015 has been listed for first hearing on June 5. The case number 175 of 2015 has been filed by private lawyer Andrew Radclyffe on behalf of claimants Waita Ben Tabusasi, Ruth Liloqula, Hon Derick Manu’ari, Tony Hughes…

Japan to boost its presence here

JAPAN will upgrade its office in Honiara to embassy level. Its Prime Minister Shinzo Abe affirmed this over the weekend when he held bilateral talks with Deputy Prime Minister Douglas Ete in the Japanese city of Iwaki. The talks were held at the conclusion of the seventh Pacific Islands Leaders Meeting (PALM), which Mr Ete attended…

PS of Mines fired

Permanent Secretary (PS) Ministry of Mines, Energy & Rural Electrification Jeffrey Kauha, has been terminated from office. The revelation came as the Mines Director; Peter Auga also reported received a suspension letter last week said, to be related to the Rennell Mining saga. Kauha this week confirmed receiving his termination letter May 22 2015. “Yes,…

Oceania proud of our hockey

The Oceania Hockey Federation has expressed gratitude to the news of Solomon Islands sending it Hockey team to the Pacific Games for the first time. In an email cited by Star Sports Gill Gemming, Continental Development Officer of the Oceania Hockey Federation expressed the federation’s gratitude and vowed to make a final visit to the…

Locals set for Fiji Open

Seven Solomon Islands tennis players will be taking part in the 2015 Fiji Open Tennis Championships this week. They players are Junior Benjamin Charley, Graham Mani, Christinoh Fujiyama, Vinda Teally, Georjimah Row, Luke Paeni and Yanni Honila. This was confirmed by senior player and trainer, Yanni Honila. Honila said the team will put in their…