Robbery trial continues

The voir dire hearing (trial within a trial) on the case of four men facing various robbery charges will continue tomorrow in the Honiara Magistrate’s Court. The hearing that was listed for two weeks starting on 1 November is not yet completed. Frank Firimolea, Lawrence Liliva, Fred Taebo Dara and a 15 year-old juvenile are…

Locals safe in NZ

SOLOMON Islanders living in the South Island of New Zealand are safe amidst reports of ruthless damages and casualties inflicted by the massive earthquake that rattled the island on Monday. A Solomon Islander living close to where the chaotic drama unfolded from the violent earthquake followed by massive aftershocks said Solomon Islanders are safe. Ellen…

TOP DOC RESIGNS

A TOP surgeon at the National Referral Hospital (NRH) has tendered his resignation amidst calls by the Leadership Code Commission for doctors to cease their private practices. Dr Dudley Baerodo, the country’s only urology specialist, confirmed to the Solomon Star yesterday he had submitted his resignation letter to the Public Service Commission (PSC) last week.…

GOVT INTACT

… Says Sogavare while refuting claims to oust him The Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare has refuted claims there are moves to topple his government in this parliament sitting. Speaking in an interview Mr Sogavare described the claim baseless. “It is a complete lie, a typical example of desperate effort by people with dirty motives to…

TOATA HOPEFUL

Let’s support the boys, says coach THE national men’s football interim head coach Mosses Toata is expecting a tough return match against Tahiti tomorrow but is confident to register their first three points. Toata uttered this to Star Sports in an interview on Friday. “I’m expecting a very strong match against Tahiti, but I’m quite…

Solomons seek first win

OFC: The Solomon Islands are hoping the pain of defeat will motivate them as they head into their second leg clash with Tahiti in Group B of the Oceania Football Confederation (OFC) third-stage of the 2018 FIFA Football World Cup RussiaTM Qualifiers. With Tahiti securing all three points in the first meeting between the two…