LEGAL BID

Curfew order unnecessary says PSO By ASSUMPTA BUCHANAN RULING as to whether the legal issue regarding the curfew matter will be dealt with in the Magistrate’s Court or transferred to the High Court will be made on May 4. This followed further submissions from both the prosecution and the defence on Tuesday before Chief Magistrate Emma…

NZ’s $15M medical support

THE New Zealand Government through its embassy in Honiara has delivered NZ$3m (SBD$15m) to the country to prepare Gizo and Kilu’ufi hospitals for a possible infiltration of COVID-19. NZ High Commissioner Her Excellency Georgina Roberts during the handing over of the letter of support to the Secretary to Prime Minister Dr. Jimmy Rodgers said that…

COVID-19 testing here to be done soon

COVID-19 tests can be done here as of next week, Secretary to the Prime Minister Dr. Jimmy Rogers says. He said work on setting up the qPCR machine which will be used for the tests at the National Referral Hospital  has started. Rogers said the first 20 cartridges for the machine will arrive later this…

Surveying of Noah Hill underway

A land surveying company Azimuth Surveys is contracted to undertake a topographical and cadastral survey of Noah Hill community, also known as Nine Ridges above Marble Street in Honiara.  The work has been made possible thanks to funding assistance by the Australian Government to the Ministry of Lands, Housing & Survey.  The work has already…

Mayor clarifies Naha satellite market

The Naha satellite market in Vura Ward in East Honiara has been part of a long term plan for the current Honiara City Council (HCC) administration. Mayor Wilson Mamae made the statement in response to an article published in the Solomon Star newspaper on Tuesday with regards to Vura Ward advisory committee wanting to have a…

Manele shares sympathy with NZ 

The government and people of Solomon Islands has expressed heartfelt sympathy to the government and people of New Zealand for the loss it bears as a result of the COVID-19. Foreign Affairs and External Trade Minister Jeremiah Manele extended the condolence yesterday to New Zealand High Commissioner, Her Excellency Georgina Roberts during the presentation of…

Family lost dwelling to sorcery claim

A MAN who was accused of sorcery that led to the burning of his family’s dwelling in Masupa in East Are’are, Malaita Province, has finally shared his side of the story.  Speaking exclusively to Solomon Star Auki, Ricky Riiolo said that jealousy is the source of the incident. He said on the 26th of March,…

YECSI signs partnership with NZ High Commission

The Young Entrepreneurs Council Solomon Islands (YECSI) and the New Zealand Government were pleased to formalise a partnership to support the development of young Solomon Islanders in a signing ceremony last week. YECSI Chairlady, Ms Millicent Barty extended her appreciation for the partnership after signing a grant funding agreement with the New Zealand High Commissioner…