Lands PS defends ministry

PERMANENT secretary of the Ministry of Lands Stanley Waleanisia has defended his ministry against public perception that it is one of the most “corrupt” government ministries. Speaking during an exclusive interview with the Solomon Star, Mr Waleanisia said like any other ministry, there are policies and procedures that act as a compass for officers to…

Court clears son of charges

CHARLES against a man accused of obstructing Government officers on duty at one of the flood evacuation centres in Honiara have been cleared. This is due to insufficient evidence against the accused Eddie Agooka. Principal Magistrate Shepherd Lapo freed Eddie of the six counts of refusing to cooperate with government officers during the state of…

Murder PI starts in court

TWO witnesses have testified in court during a committal hearing on Monday in relation to a murder case at Kolobangara last year. The long form preliminary inquiry (PI) was conducted before Principal Magistrate Jim Seuika. He will deliver his ruling tomorrow. If there is sufficient evidence, the two accused Reuben Kobolo and Tana Kabolo will…

U.S Secretary of State arrives today

UNITED States Secretary of State John Kerry arrives today on his first visit to Solomon Islands. He’ll spent a couple of hours in Honiara before flying over to Hawai’, where he’ll end his Asia-Pacific trip that includes Burma, Australia, and Solomon Islands. In Honiara, he will attend wreath-laying ceremonies at the Guadalcanal American Memorial and…

Malaita premier praises NCRA

MALAITA premier Edwin Suibaea has applauded the NCRA Government for living up to its promise in delivering the $2.9 million cheque towards the rehabilitation of Kilu’ufi Hospital over the weekend. The cheque was handed over to Kilu’ufi Hospital on Saturday by the deputy prime minister Manasseh Maelanga. MrSuibaea thanked NCRA on behalf of his government…