Maintaining law in Honiara

ARE Honiara City Council law enforcement officers still serving the public interest? Are they still there to enforce city by-laws as expected of them? Or are we now paying them to do nothing when it comes to the maintenance of law and order in Honiara? Ifthey are no longer capable of enforcing city by-laws, then…

Forau’s accusation of PM& PMO staff

Dear Editor – In the Solomon Star Issue 5617, the Director General of the Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG), Mr Peter Forau labeled the PM as “failed the country” and “…allowed himself to be misled by stupid citizens with self-serving interests and motives who are working in the PM’s Office.” A response from the Prime Minister’s…

Dr Rodgers for PM’s job

Dear Editor – I received wonderful news last week that Dr Rodgers, the former Director General for SPC is running in the elections. Not only is this exciting news but one which promises to bring new leadership for Solomon Islands. Dr Rodgers will be the best candidate for Prime Minister at a time when our…

Workers boycott

The continuing financial woes causing the hiccup to Malaita’s provincial government’s direct employees since last week has forced workers to boycott work on Tuesday. Workers told the Solomon Star that due to the continuous delay and unfulfilled promisesby the province they have to call-off all duties until their salaries are paid. “We will return to…

Bobongi faces judgment

THE fate of the former Central Bank officer Philip Bobongi will be decided soon. The prosecution and the defence counsel have already presented their closing submissions on Monday before Justice Leonard Maina. Bobongi was accused of stealing more than $1.7 million of the bank’s muted notes. No specific date has been fixed for Bobongi’s judgment…

High Court on vacation

The High Court is currently on a two-week vacation. This means that its registry office will open only for an hour in the mornings from 9am to 10am and in the afternoon from 1pm to 2pm. A notice was pinned up at the entry of the High Court registry office informing the public of the…

$50k robber suspects in custody

TWO men have been remanded in custody for the alleged armed robbery of more than $50,000 in front of the Westpac Bank, Honiara in June this year. Michael Auga, 20, has been remanded in custody on Monday while a remand application was made for Eddie Egeta, 23, on Tuesday in the Honiara Magistrates’ Court. They…