BSP asked to install ATMS in Malaita

BANK South Pacific (BSP) customers in Malaita are calling on the bank to install additional Automatic Teller Machines (ATMs) at its Auki branch. They made the call after realising the long queue of customers that normally lined up to withdraw money from the bank’s only ATM on pay days. “BSP must understand its client base…

Nurses, docs submit demand to gov’t

ABOUT 300 paramedics and doctors, who served at National Referral Hospital during the ethnic conflict from 1998-2003 on Guadalcanal are demanding compensation from the government. They are asking the government to pay each of them $300,000 – a request if granted would cost tax payers about $90 million. The submission came after the government paid…

Te’e: no more wars

A FORMER commanded of the disbanded Guadalcanal Revolution Army (GRA) has slammed rumours circulating in town that Guadalcanal people are starting another war. Andrew Te’e came out public to dispel the rumours after fears expressed, especially by Malaitans living on the outskirts of Honiara.  “Let me say this: the rumours are simply untrue,” Mr Te’e…

Brothers to seek bail

A POSSIBLE bail application will be made in court next week for three men accused of involving in a clash that broke out with another party at the Water Front nightclub. George Gray of Public Solicitor’s Office will apply for bail to Paul Junior Maenu’u, Lency Maenu’u and Henry Maenu’u. The brothers appeared in the…

Second arson suspect arrested

A SECOND man has been arrested and charged for the arson at Windy Ridge in Central Guadalcanal in April this year. Patken Rere was brought to the Honiara Magistrates Court on Thursday afternoon for remand but was however, released on a cash bail of $1, 500. He will appear again in court on June 17.…

Tovosia, Veke case resumes Monday

THE cases of the Member of Parliament for East Guadalcanal Bradley Tovosia and Guadalcanal Premier Anthony Veke will resume at the Honiara Magistrates’ Court on Monday. The court will know on that day as to whether or not the trial will proceed. The trial depends entirely on the availability of all the defence counsels, including…

Report it

LCC has powers to probe unexplained wealth: Kalu PUBLIC servants possessing unexplained wealth that are far beyond their incomes can be reported to the Leadership Code Commission (LCC) for proper investigation. LCC chairman Solomon Kalu clarified this in the wake of claims certain public servants are enriching themselves through dishonest allocations of government contracts. “The…

SIRUF confirms Oceania U20 rugby participation

The Solomon Islands Rugby Union Federation (SIRUF) executive committee has confirmed that they will send a team to compete in the upcoming Oceania U20 Rugby 15s Championship in September. SIRUF is aiming to send a competitive side possible to the said tournament, hence the federation is looking at selecting and training the best national players…

PNG TRIUMPHANT

Solomon Islands has failed to qualify for the grand finals of the OFC Nations Cup after being edged by host Papua New Guinea (PNG) 2-1 last night at the Sir John Guise Stadium in Port Moresby. It was an equally fought match which saw both teams ended the first half with a 1-1 draw. PNG…

Students safe

But they wanted to return home SOLOMON Islands students studying at University of Papua New Guinea (UPNG) were evacuated from the university campus on Wednesday to a hotel after police opened fire on protesting students. And they told the Solomon Star although none of them took part in the protest or was injured in the…