12 year-old guilty of criminal offences

A TWELVE year-old male facing three criminal offences has confessed to all the allegations made against him this week in the Honiara Magistrate’s Court. The teenager who cannot be named for legal reasons has pleaded guilty to the charges of larceny in dwelling house, malicious damage and burglary. Following his guilty pleas, Deputy Chief Magistrate…

Gov’t intervenes, SINU Council furious

THE Solomon Islands National University (SINU) saga has taken another twist. It was understood that the government has refused granting SINU’s Vice Chancellor Dr. Ganesh Chand the work permit to allow him to work legally in the country. A Government source familiar with the current issue told Solomon Star that the Labour Division within the…

Ousted MPs’ wives join race 

THE spouses of two ousted Members of Parliament (MP) for Central Honiara and North East Guadalcanal constituencies are in the political race for a seat in next month’s by-election. Central Honiara MP John Moffat Fugui and North East Guadalcanal Jamie Vokia MP lost their respective seats following petition cases against them. The two wives; Mrs.…

PM: gov’t budget needs redirection

Prime Minister (PM) Manasseh Sogavare says the government’s budget needs redirection.  Mr. Sogavare highlighted this during his visit to Pisei which hosts the North-West Guadalcanal Development Association (NWGDA) base on Wednesday. “The government’s budget needs bigger redirection,” he said.   Prime Minister said one of the reasons why they did not pass the 2021 budget was…

SIFF to discuss blacklisted officials

The Solomon Islands Football Federation (SIFF) Executive will meet on Saturday to look into the issue of blacklisting of six football officials by the National Olympic Committee of Solomon Islands (NOCSI). SIFF President, William Lai it is paramount that SIFF deals with the issue to strengthen its allegiance to NOCSI.  “The urgent resolution of the executive…

City regains fourth spot

HONIARA City FC moved up the Telekom S-league table to the fourth spot with 13 points following their recent 3-1 against fellow debutant Southern United FC on Wednesday. Despite not displaying their best performance, Honiara City managed to beat United to reach the fourth position in the table. Cleophas Oriana opened the scoreboard in the…

NWGDA women assured of help

Minister of Women, Youth, Children, and Family Affairs (MWYCFA) has assured female members of North West Guadalcanal Development Association (NWGDA) of the government’s support. Freda Tuki made the assurance during a visit by Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare and his delegation to Pisei in North West Guadalcanal where the association is based. During the visit, NWGDA…