TRIAL ENDS

Fugitive’s case conducted in closed court By ASSUMPTA BUCHANAN A CLOSED court eight-month trial of former fugitive and high profile murder accused Edmond Sae ended in the High Court this month. Accused of gunning down former police commissioner Sir Fredrick Soaki in 2003, Sae has evaded arrest for over 12 years until in 2015 when…

SI and UAE sign visa waiver arrangement

The Minister of Foreign Affairs and External Trade, Honourable George Milner Tozaka and his counterpart, Her Royal Highness Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that paves the way for visa free entry into each other’s countries by the respective passport…

Micah’s contract intact

SOLOMON Islands dual international Micah Lea’alafa’s contract with Auckland City is still valid despite his recent visa setback. Some local football fans questioned the player’s contract since he is seen in the country after the World Cup qualifiers in September. Auckland City Team Manager, David Firisua Jr told Star Sports the player is still a…

Team Solo gear up

Solomon Islands National Body Building team are gearing up for the 23rd South Pacific Body Building and Physique championship this weekend. The country is set to host the elite regional body building championship for the first time. There are 18 body builders camping at the Honiara Hotel after the conclusion of the Solomon Islands National…

Marau ends provincial population dissemination and data workshop

The Ministry of Development Planning and Aid Coordination (MDPAC) in partnership with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) recently held a Population and Development Workshop in Marau, Guadalcanal Province. A total of 25 participants who attended the 3 day workshop from 26-28 September were employed as provincial government officers, head teachers, non-government organization, youth and…

Boy,10, stabbed to death

POLICE in Honiara on Tuesday arrested a 35-year-old male in connection with the death of a 10-year-old boy in the West Kola Ridge area. It is alleged that the deceased was playing with other kids of his age outside his parents’ home between 9 amto 10am when the male suspect appeared with a knife and…

Police monitor volcano eruption

POLICE at Lata in the Temotu Province are monitoring the situation in the province after the Tinakula volcano erupted on Saturday 21 October with the wind carrying ash to the nearby islands. “Police successfully rescued three people from Tinakula after receiving a report in the early hours of Saturday that the volcano had erupted,” Provincial…

Sikua says BLC expect Anti-Corruption Bill

Leader of the Parliamentary Independent Group Dr Derek Sikua says the Bills and Legislation Committee (BLC) expects the Anti-Corruption Bill to come before them this week. He said since the Bill was withdrawn from parliament by Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare, the BLC expects the Bill to come before the committee anytime this week before it…