Aust thanked for help to West Papua

The Australia West Papua Association thanks the Australian government for endorsing a petition for greater journalistic access to the Papuan territory under Indonesian administration. “Australia’s action is consistent with its legal obligations under Article 76 of the Charter of the United Nations for trust territories,” the association said in a statement. “We ask Prime Minister…

Talasasa to Sae: Surrender, face justice

DIRECTOR of Public Prosecutions Ronald Bei Talasasa last Friday appealed to fugitive Edmond Sae to surrender and face justice. Sae, a former police officer, is wanted for the murder of former police commissioner Sir Fredrick Soaki. Mr Talasasa made the appeal while speaking at Malaita provincial capital Auki at the Legal Open Day organised yesterday.…

Fiji office slams Satu’s claims

SOLOMON Islands High Commission in Suva, Fiji, refutes all the reasons claimed by Director of Civil Aviation, as reported in the daily papers in the Solomons and in Fiji this week as reasons for the delay in resolving the current air services impasse between Fiji and Solomon Islands. “In fact the events which led to…

Sumitomo lodges appeal case

JAPANESE mining giant Sumitomo Ltd last Friday lodged a notice with the Court of Appeal to challenge the recent High Court ruling of its case against Axiom Mining Ltd. The two mining firms have engaged in a long-drawn legal battle over mining rights on Isabel, which ended last month in the High Court when Justice…

Voters urged to vote wisely

VOTERS are urged to vote for MPs who will go into parliament to perform their constitutional mandate as legislators. Legal adviser for the National Transformation Party of Solomon Islands (NTPSI) James Apaniai made the statement at the launching of the party’s manifesto at Gavagha Tourism Site. Mr Apaniai said parliament is a law making institutions,…

Police clarify media report

POLICE say an article on the front page of the Solomon Star yesterday, accusing the care-taker Prime Minister of interfering with police work was misleading. In a statement, police say they attended a report and arrested the accused shortly after 8pm on Monday 21 October 2014. “He subsequently was taken and placed in custody.  The…

Call to probe SINTA credit union

SOLOMON Islands National Teachers Association (SINTA) has called on the Registrar of Credit Unions to investigate its subsidiary, SINTA Credit Union Ltd. SINTA’s acting general secretary Walter Tesuatai made the call in light of increasing frustrations amongst teachers who are members to credit union. Mr Tesuatai said the increasing frustration raised by members is serious.…