Courts’ doors open 

THE 2021 Legal Year has been officially opened yesterday in a ceremonial sitting at the High Court. In his remarks on Tuesday, Chief Justice Sir Albert Palmer said 2020 has been particularly difficult for the judiciary. He said this was compounded by the devastating effects of the coronavirus pandemic and its impacts on the national…

$50M PAYOUT ORDER

LSL slaps $50m High Court order on government   THE Government has been issued a $50 million payout ordered by the High Court just as it is struggling to meet other commitments, including the Economic Stimulus Package (ESP) payouts. Lawyers acting for Levers Solomon Ltd [LSL] have issued the High Court Order as well as…

Contestants reminded

Contestants of 2020 North East Guadalcanal and Central Honiara Constituency by-elections have been reminded to file their accounts of campaign expense and donations. The due date is 23rd February 2021.  Chief Electoral Officer and Commissioner, Mrs. Jane Waetara has confirmed that SIEO is yet to receive campaign and expense reports from any of the 14…

Suicide case probed

ROYAL Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) in Malaita Province are investigating an alleged suicide incident involving a 12-year-old girl who lost her life over the weekend at Gwounaoa area in Malaita. Acting Provincial Police Commander (PPC) for Malaita Provincial Inspector Michial Ramosaea confirmed this to Solomon Star Auki, Monday. He said police are investigating the…

ECONOMY HIT HARD

THE continuous impact of COVID-19 pandemic has continued to affect the country’s economy while the government is in a desperate situation to keep it afloat with the Economic Stimulus Package (ESP). According to the Central Bank of Solomon Islands (CBSI) latest monthly report, the domestic production shows that CBSI preliminary monthly production index in November…

JANUS will bounce back 

‘But critics need to believe it’   WHILE the public continues to criticise the Joint Taskforce- JANUS, the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) reassures the critics that JANUS will make a comeback to deal with the long-overdue issues related to corruption. Police Chief Mostyn Mangau told the media last week that Janus is still…

Legal year opening today

THE 2021 Legal Year will be officially launched at the High Court this morning. This followed the end of the courts’ vacation. The High Court had gone on a vacation during the festive season last month and is now ready to resume its normal business hours and services. During the vacation, the high court’s registry…