Logger pays compo to Temotu villagers

MALAYSIAN Xiang Lin Timber Company has paid a compensation of $250,000 to communities of Graciosa Bay in Santa Cruz, Temotu Province, Wednesday. This was after a barge owned by the loggers was caught trespassing to transship log products inside the bay. A statement from the Graciosa Bay communities said initially a compensation demand of $30,…

Western U16 champs

Western province U16 team has won the Youth Solomon Cup tournament for the U16 category. They sealed victory after they won their final round robin match over Renbel 3-1 at the SIFF Academy field on Tuesday. Western drew two matches and won three matches to give them 11 points. Yesterday’s match was tough against the…

More buses apprehended

HONIARA City Council (HCC) law enforcement team had arrested some buses that did not purchase their business licenses on this week. City Mayor, Andrew Mua confirmed this after the grace period for buses to buy their business license and follow the long bus routes had ended on Monday. Mua said some of the buses continued…

CJ on complaints against judicial

Chief Justice (CJ) Sir Albert Palmer says there are proper channels of raising complaints against a judicial officer rather than going to the media or the social media, Facebook. Sir Albert is responding to the numerous complaints in the media recently over delays in progressing cases and suggestions of cases are being manipulated or deliberately…

Opposition: we play no part in plot to oust PM

THE Opposition Group says it plays no part in an alleged plot spearheaded by a disgruntled senior government minister to remove Prime Minister Rick Hou. The Opposition made the clarification in response to a front-page article in the Island Sun newspaper on Tuesday that reported on the claim. The report claimed a senior government minister…

Land board stops fraud

Dear Editor – Looking through old newspapers to find articles others and I wrote about logging and mining corruptions on Rennell, I find this article: LAND BOARD STOPS FRAUD—THE MINISTER HAPPY WITH NEW BODY, interesting. The article was written by Aatai John, and it appears in the front page of the Solomon Star Issue No.6783…

Church in jeopardy

Dear Editor – The issue of “New church movement” that appeared on front page of SS 6800, Monday January this year 2018, would be an eye lifting scenario for not only the church or mother church concerned but for the whole Christian community of the Solomon Islands as a whole. While we cannot deny or…

Help to Hearts of Hope

Dear Editor – I had news from my colleague at Take My Hands (TMH) Charity Trust in Auckland, New Zealand, that a container will shipped from New Zealand at the end of January containing much needed clothing requested for the Malaita based Hearts of Hope organization and 20 boxes of eye glasses, donated by Lions…

Only cults do this

THE talk over the last few days has been on a movement in Malaita that called themselves “Message of the Kingdom”. This group existed as a church for many years. But public attention turned on them in recent days after the group’s leader, who some have described as a “self-claimed prophet”, made outrageous predictions that…