Good Guest Ltd surrenders FTE title

GOOD Guest Ltd has surrendered its Fixed Term Estate (FTE) title back to the Commissioner of Lands, the second company to have done so following a clash of culture between the offices of the Commissioner and the Registrar of Titles. Commissioner of Lands, Alan McNeil, confirmed the voluntary return of the title on Wednesday afternoon. “The…

Logger fined $50k for harvesting tubi  

THE director of a logging company, Sunrise Investment Limited had been fined $50,000 to the state on Wednesday for harvesting Tubi trees in Isabel. Richard Song Sing Ngea from Malaysia was sentenced after pleading guilty to one count of illegal harvesting of restricted species without a license, export, or attempt to export restricted specimen under…

NO SHOW BY STUDENTS

ABOUT six local students studying in the Philippines have failed to show up at the Manila airport yesterday to board their repatriation flight back to Honiara, Wednesday. This was revealed by Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare in his nation-wide address yesterday. “Six students failed to show up at the airport in Manila this morning (yesterday) leading…

Bulkshop opens new outlet

The Bulk Shop has opened a new shopping centre at NPF Plaza precinct on 8th December 2020. This is a new addition to its line of supermarkets at the NPF Plaza in Point Cruz.  This new supermarket is no different from other Bulk shop supermarkets around Honiara and is offering customers a wide variety of…

In court with Assumpta

* Mentally disabled man’s case tomorrow * Firearm trial continues Thursday Mentally disabled man’s case tomorrow   THE case of a mentally disabled man accused of breaching the Covid-19 related lockdown in May has been adjourned to tomorrow. Jeffery Basiota who faces one count of restriction of movement was supposed to appear before the Honiara Magistrate’s Court yesterday. However,…

REGISTRAR OF TITLES RESPONSE

THE Solomon Star asked the Office of the Registrar of Titles (RoT) to comment on forgery allegations by the Commissioner of Lands. Below is the response by the Registrar of Titles (RoT) to our three questions: 1. Question. Would RoT accept the Directions by the Commissioner of Lands? Are the directions LEGALLY binding on RoT…

OFFICES LOCK HORNS OVER FORGERY ALLEGATION

THE Offices of the Commissioner of Lands and the Registrar of Titles (RoT) have locked horns over the issue of transfer of Fixed Term Estate [FTE] titles, trading accusations and counter-accusations over the matter. This follows claims by the Commissioner of Lands, Alan McNeil last Friday that his officers have uncovered a case where his…

SOGAVARE PRAISED 

For his bold leadership   GOVERNMENT Ministers and backbenchers have taken their time to praise the leadership of the country’s Prime Minister (PM) Manasseh Sogavare describing him as a strong leader in this unprecedented time. The 11th Parliament which ended on Thursday saw Members of Parliament (MPs) took their time to debate the motion of…