Court rejects application

THE court has dismissed an application the lawyer of a man facing a murder charge raise objecting the court’s line of question during a committal hearing. Principal Magistrate Edwin Saramo said he agreed entirely with the prosecution’s submission that the application has no legal basis and therefore dismissed it and put the accused to his…

Gina: Who is Pope Ziru?

A WESTERN Province landowner has rubbished claims that a company invited to develop an agro-forestry project in the Roviana Lagoon several years ago has failed to replant the area. Bulacan was invited by landowners after they were granted an agro-forestry permit, which enabled the people to plant cocoa on Honiavasa Island. But another man, claiming…

Wise move, says Fiukwai

A MALAITA man has described the move by the Independent Group in parliament to join the Sogavare led government as a “wise move”. Joe Fiukwai said the decision is timely when stability is needed in the DCC government to drive the country’s development plans forward. He said the resignation of the seven ministers last week…

MMF: MPs resign due to permit’s cancellation

THE recent mass resignation of government Ministers from the government has been attributed to the cancellation of agro-forestry permit. Malaita Ma’asina Forum (MMF) president Charles Dausabea claimed in an interview with the local media this week. “This is because these Ministers used this industry as their source of income.” Mr Dausabea stated the political crisis…

New Act blocks MPs

The newly introduced Political Party Integrity (PPI) Act is said to have stripped-off power of individual Members of Parliament (MP), who resigned from the government and regroup to form any coalition. This was revealed by People’s Alliance Party (PAP) Charles Ashley during a short interview with the Solomon Star. Elaborating on the PPI Act Mr…

Voters thank Namson for move

VOTERS in West Honiara thanked their MP Namson Tran for joining the DCC government. Mr Tran is a member of the Independent Group in Parliament, which crossed the floor to join the government this week, after the mass defection of government MPs last week. West Honiara voter Charles Lesimaoma said the move by their MP…

ORANGE Day organised at Burnscreek

“Burns Creek ought to be commended. This is because the community recognises the necessity to eliminate family violence and other anti-social behaviour from their homes and community”. This was the message relayed by the Commissioner of Police, Mr. Frank Prendergast to the people of Burns Creek during a one-day ORANGE DAY campaign against family violence…