Public told to report violators

CITY mayor Andrew Mua made it clear that commuters and Honiara citizens now have the responsibility to report any bus operating on short routes. Mr Mua told journalists Friday that their new move to allocate new destinations to buses and issue business licence is expected to solve the short routes employed in recent years. “If…

BUS OWNERS REGROUPED

New bus routes effective today By EDDIE OSIFELO SOME buses owners, drivers, and conductors have formed a task-force on Sunday to negotiate with Honiara City Council over the new bus routes. This came after HCC sets to introduce the new bus routes today in Honiara. Buses that failed to adhere to the new regulations will…

In Court with Assumpta Buchanan

* Motel death investigation yet to conclude* Rape accused refused bail* Man who slaps uncle given a bound-over* Health scandal accused set to take plea on Feb 1 Motel death investigation yet to conclude INVESTIGATION into the death of a young woman at Auki Travelers Lodge on Christmas eve is progressing well. This was confirmed…

A CoI into BoH trust fund is a must

PRIME Minister Rick Hou has promised to take the lead to address corruption. His comments on the front page of the Solomon Star last year on Saturday 16th December 2107 at an event organised to mark the Anticorruption Day on Friday 15th December 2017 saw him assuring the nation of his Government’s stance on the…

Root cause of gender violence

Dear Editor – Prime Minister Rick Houenipwela in his New Year message to the people of the Solomon Islands advised everyone to be positive about tomorrow despite the many challenges the country faced in 2017. The PM was essentially referring to the difficulty the country had faced in the past year in meeting the desired…

Is stealing not a crime?

Dear Editor – Stealing is synonymous to thieving or robbing. The Noah Webster Dictionary defined stealing as: Taking the goods of another feloniously or to take and carry away feloniously, as the personal goods of another (paraphrased). Webster went on to explain what constitute stealing or theft as; the taking must be felonious, that is,…

What is MID doing?

Dear Editor – The existence of poor infrastructure such as poor state of road and the costly poorly bus service experienced currently in Honiara indicated very clearly that this very important ministry, MID, is no longer performing its role. This ministry has an obligation to provide and improve transport infrastructure and services for the people…

Futsal youth teams on a mission

OUR national Under-12, 14 and U-17 futsal sides left the country last Friday on a mission to the 2018 Australian National Futsal Championships in Canberra. The championships will be held at Australian Institute of Sport, Australian National University, Tuggeranong Southern Cross Stadium, and University of Canberra for two weeks. Two time champions, U-12 are on…

Police probe croc killing

POLICE in Western Province are investigating the death of man in his 20’s who was allegedly attacked by a crocodile just outside Barasipo Village about 20 metres outside from the shore of Vonavona Lagoon. It is alleged the man went on a diving trip with another man on Thursday evening during which he was attacked…