In Court with Assumpta Buchanan

* Child abuser, molester guilty* Court hears submissions for Goufi, Keota* Tikopia murder case today Child abuser, molester guilty A MAN has been found guilty after a trial for intimidating a 12 year-old girl in Honiara in August this year. Nick Pitamama has stood  trial for one count of intimidation and molestation before Deputy Chief…

‘Slow economic growth’

THE Minister for Finance and Treasury Manasseh Sogavare says that the country’s economy is growing very slowly. Mr Sogavare said this worrying statement when he wind up the debate on the 2017 Supplementary Appropriation Bill 2018 in the parliament on Monday. He added that this is something the leaders of this country really have to…

BOAT DETAINED

POLICE has finally detained the locally built aluminum boat for Ngella constituency on Monday at Tulagi, Central Province. The boat cost taxpayers $4.5 million and had been a subject of heavy criticism particularly from Ngella people. The boat is currently kept under police watch at Tulagi. The seizure of the boat came following a detention…

HUGE NUMBER OF TRANSFERS

About 54,000 people transfer to vote By IAN MCDONALD A TOTAL of 54,000 people have been recorded as transfer during the recent bio metric registration. Solomon Islands Electoral Commission (SIEC) Chief Electoral Officer Mose Saitala said when confirming this on Wednesday said it is an unpredictable one for the Commission. “This is a very unprecedented…

BIG PLANS FOR U17

SIFF set training and tour program By CROFTON UTUKANA The Solomon Islands Football Federation (SIFF) has drawn up a preparation training plan and tour program for the national U-17 men’s football team  for next year’s FIFA U-17 World Cup in Peru. The Solomon Islands Football Federation (SIFF) Media Officer Simon Abana confirmed this to Star…

NO FISHY DEAL

CHAIRMAN of Levers Solomon Limited (LSL) Patrick Wong says there is no fishy deal with the handing over of $1.5 million cash and four tonnes of rice at Marulaon village in West Russell, Central Islands Province. Mr Wong handed over the money and bags rice on Friday witnessed by Lavukal Paramount Chief and Central Province…

Govt in the dark

…over Wong’s hefty pay-out: Mua By ANDREW FANASIA THE Solomon Islands Democratic Coalition for Change Government (SIDCCG) did not know about the source of the SBD$1.5 million that was dished out on a silver plate to the Lavukal House of Chiefs and land owners by Patrick Wong. Member of Parliament (MP) for Savo-Russell constituency and…

Taiwan Acrobatic Troupe coming

A TAIWANESE Acrobatic Troupe from the National Taiwan College of Performing Arts will visit Solomon Islands from 31st October to 6th November to perform for the local audience. A statement reaching Solomon Star from the Taiwanese embassy office in Honiara said that the group will be in Honiara for a three-acrobatic performance event. It was…

In Court with Assumpta Buchanan

* Former CBSI employee sentencing today* Alleged burglar freed Former CBSI employee sentencing today A Honiara magistrate will today hand down the sentence of the former employee of the Central Bank of Solomon Islands (CBSI) who confesses to stealing more than $400,000 from the bank. Tommy Qazobatu had previously pleaded guilty to 19 counts of…