High Court officer may go on trial

A High Court officer who allegedly converted $20,000 of the High Court funds for his own use is likely to go on trial next week, in the Honiara Magistrates’ Court. Patterson Pou’s trial date was set for January 19 to 23. Acting Deputy Chief Magistrate Jim Seuika told Pou to return to court on the…

Five provincial premiers elected so far

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SI-Fiji air row resolved

The Government of Solomon Islands and the Government of the Republic of Fiji yesterday resolved the air row between the two countries. Following fruitful discussion of issues pertaining to air services between the two countries, Fiji and Solomon Islands have agreed, with immediate effect, to lift the suspension of air services between the two countries…

DCC welcomes premier’s plans for Malaita

The Democratic Coalition for Change Government has welcomed the plans of Malaita’s new Premier for Malaita Province. Premier Peter Chanel Ramohia in his maiden speech in the Malaita Provincial Capital, Auki last Friday vowed to restore the pride of Malaitans as an industrious people and outlined his plans for the province. Mr Ramohia said he…

Opposition Leader denies plan to move motion

THE Parliamentary Opposition has denied claims they are planning a ‘motion of no-confidence’ against the Government. In a statement on Monday, Leader of Opposition Jeremiah Manele said such move is too early and the Parliamentary Opposition has no intention or whatsoever to dismantle the Government. Mr Manele was responding to a front-page article in the…

Malaita’s agriculture office ‘torched’

Malaita’s Agriculture and Livestock extension office in Auki has been burnt completely early Monday morning. The provincial administrative building dated 1960’s is located along Sikitae Street. Provincial Agriculture Chief Officer John Faleka told the Solomon Star office in Auki there were important provincial documents that were lost in the blaze. Mr Faleka revealed that important…