In Court with Assumpta Buchanan

* Ririana to enter plea* Sentencing for attacker Nov 6* Taremae to face trial for one count of conversion* Teururu’s matter to High Court for trial Ririana to enter plea THE woman who allegedly involved in a fatal accident near the Honiara City Council (HCC) roundabout that claimed the life of a 15 year-old girl…

Lands officers under spotlight

Four senior physical planners from the Ministry of Lands, Housing and Survey have been suspended while under the investigation of the Ministry of Public Service (MPS). Sources close to the ministry revealed this to Solomon Star on Wednesday. According to our source, three senior officers were given their suspension letter early this week. The other…

Man nabbed bashing wife

Police at Tulagi in Central Province have arrested a 32-year-old man for allegedly assaulting his wife and tying up his 13-year-old elder son at Ha’a village on Big Gela recently. The suspect was charge for domestic violence under Section 57 subsection 1 of the new Family Protection Act. Supervising Provincial Police Commander (PPC) Central Province,…

Dorcas members congratulate new Minister

MEMBERS of the Honiara District (HONDIS) Dorcas Federation have congratulated the newly appointed Minister of Women, Youth and Children Affairs Lanelle Tanangada. Mrs Tanangada was sworn-in as the new Minister last week to look after the Ministry for the next two months. The post became vacant after the ousting for former Minister Freda Tuki after…

Undersea cable to be ready by 2019

Australian High Commissioner Roderick Brazier says that submarine cable to deliver faster internet service will be ready at the end of 2019 for service. He was speaking during a brief visit onboard the RV Northern Endeavors over the weekend. The ship is currently in the country to survey the domestic routes where the cables will…

PM’s Sunday service at Wesley United

PRIME Minister (PM) Rick Hou and Madam Rachel Hou on Sunday have joined the Wesley United Church congregation for fellowship. This is part of the Prime Minister and Madam Rachel’s Church program in visiting different Churches and denominations in Honiara. Reverend Benjamin who ministered the word of God last Sunday has shared from the Gospel…

MMF: Stop becoming dependent

PRESIDENT of Malaita Ma’asina Forum (MMF) Martin Housanau says Solomon Islands leaders must have the courage to make decisions of their own for the betterment of the country and its people. Mr Housanau said as a political independent country all the decisions made at the upper level must not be determined by donors and foreigners…

HIGH LEVEL VISIT

AN eight member team from the Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) Board of Directors are in the country for a five days visit to discuss ADB’s continued support to the country’s development. Members of the team arrived in the country last Sunday and will be engaged in their official program in the country as of today…