Firimolea guilty of HCC office break-in

THE court has on Tuesday found Frank Firimolea guilty of breaking into the Honiara City Council (HCC) head office in 2018. Firimolea was convicted after a trial on one count of office break-in. Two civilians and two forensic officers gave evidence for the prosecution while Firimolea remain silent at the trial. Deputy Chief Magistrate Ricky Iomea…

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Welcome home as students’ flight from Philippines arrived 3 hours late By John FolletNewsroom, Honiara A chartered Solomon Airlines flight repatriating students from the Philippines arrived in Honiara three hours late last night, because a number of local students booked on the flight have allegedly violated the host-country’s laws. Under the newly-introduced laws, students are…

Call to defend tubi

The leader of the Opposition has called on the government to review and amend the laws dealing with logging and our protected wildlife species including tubi, and to put in place heavy punishments for loggers found breaking the law. In a statement on Monday Matthew Wale said; “The recent revelations by the Premier of Isabel Provincial…

PM: airports upgrade progressing well 

PRIME Minister (PM) Manasseh Sogavare says despite the pandemic, he is pleased to note that work under the communication and aviation sector has progressed well. Speaking during his weekly nationwide address yesterday, Sogavare said in relation to the Honiara Airport Improvement project, the targets for this year include, building a new taxiway and repairing the…

Cuban medical graduates

Dear Editor – On the front page of Solomon Star Issue No.7638 (Mon 28th Sept 2020) the Prime Minister reportedly spoke warmly about the more than 80 of our students who have so far graduated from Cuban medical schools. As a least developed country, we need to have good doctors working in our hospitals and…

Confiscated sea cucumber destroyed

Malaita Provincial Fisheries Office in Auki, Malaita Province has finally destroyed the confiscated sea cucumber worth $90,000 on Monday. The marine products were illegally purchased by three Chinese shops in Auki, May this year.  The confiscated sea cucumbers were destroyed by the Malaita Provincial Fisheries Office in Auki following approvals from the Ministry of Fisheries…

U14 champ underway

THE Solomon Islands Football Federation (SIFF) Just Play National U-14 Championship successfully kicked off at the DC Park, Henderson, Monday. Round two of the group stage has been completed for both the boys and girls category. Provincial teams Malaita Myzolema, Isabel Frigates, Makira Ulawa, and Guadalcanal hornets made impressive starts to their campaign with wins…

$500k package for provinces

NATIONAL government through the Ministry of Provincial Government Institutional Strengthening (MPGIS) has approved $500,000 (half a million) for each province to prepare and fight against COVID-19. This was disclosed by the Minister of Provincial Government and Institutional Strengthening (MPGIS) Rollen Seleso last week. He declared this on Thursday during the official commissioned of a new…