Robbery submissions deferred

THE mitigation and sentencing submissions for one of the robbers who took part in the $4million Westpac Bank robbery in 2015 has been again deferred to March 17. And this time it is for the defence counsel to go through the proposed agreed facts first before the submissions can be made in court. Deputy Chief…

Court to rule on issue of evidence

THE court will be handing down its ruling on March 20 in relation to an application made by the prosecution regarding the trial issue on the case of the men accused of ransacking a logging camp in Isabel in 2012. Deputy Chief Magistrate Shepherd Lapo was supposed to hand down the ruling on Friday but…

Lawyer to seek bail

ANOTHER bail application will be made anytime soon for the three young men accused of attacking another man last month at Lunga. Lazarus Kwaiga of L & L Lawyers put the court and prosecution on notice, Friday of the intended bail application for William Ghiro, 18, Hensley Ghiro, 18, and John Areni, 25. He said…

NAKED PHOTO PLEA

Foreigner admits keeping pictures of local girls A FOREIGN national last Friday pleaded guilty to possessing digital photographs of private body parts of local girls as young as 12. Masao Saito entered a guilty plea to one count of being in possession of child exploitation materials before Deputy Chief Magistrate Shepherd Lapo. This relates to…

THREE SURVIVED

After two weeks drifting at sea TWO adults and a six-year-old child have rescued by a fishing vessel this week south-east of Honiara afterdrifting at sea for two weeks. The three are from Malau Paina, Three Sisters Island,in Makira/Ulawa Province. A Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources compliance officer told the Solomon Star thetrio were…

Sikua: MPs’ scholarship ‘Good Samaritan’

Leader of the Independent Group and Member of Parliament (MP) for North East Guadalcanal Dr. Derek Sikua explained the MPs’ scholarships as Good Samaritan for the disadvantage group in the community. In an exclusive interview with the Solomon Star, Sikua said MPs’ scholarships bring equality among our people who were left out by the National…

Marist wins friendly

Marist FC has ended its friendly match against a tough Honiara Select Side with a 3-0 win at the Lawson Tama Stadium on Wednesday. Marist’s senior player, Abraham Iniga scored a hat trick to give Marist their win in the first of two friendly matches scheduled between the two teams. He scored two goals in…

Stop cheating customers

Dear Editor – I would like to take a space to register my concern with one of the bMobile stores service. The Store is located on the ground floor of central plaza towards the market end close to the ANZ ATM machine. It is red in colour and they do selling of phones and top…

Police radar

Dear Editor – Those Rt. Hon. MPs whom the Police Radar could not detect them for corruption investigations must be commended for doing the right thing for their voters, constitution and the nation as a whole. Good on them, thou good, honest and faithful MPs.  How, bae iumi putim olketa back moa lo power, come…

Ethical leadership

Dear Editor – Allow me a space just to spell out my opinion on “Ethical Leadership” in relation to the article published on Friday 24th of February 2017, in the Page “Letters To the Editor, Title: SPOL-Treatment of its staff” written by Desmond Tutu.  In Mr Tutu’s letter, he voiced out the treatment that the…