Remanded logger seeks bail

A BAIL application has been lodged at the High Court for the owner of the Samlimsan logging company who is facing an attempted murder charge. Principle Magistrate Sheppard Lapo could not hear the application on Wednesday and therefore referred the case to the High Court. Though it was under his jurisdiction to hear the bail…

Australian MP hails our election

Solomon Islands has been congratulated by the visiting Australian Federal Member of Parliament (MP) for Newcastle, Sharon Claydon. This follows the successful election of 50 new MPs a week ago. Ms Claydon was part of the Australian High Commission team observing the elections in and around Auki township in Malaita Province. “I am very impressed…

Suspects arrested over stabbing incident

Auki police in Malaita Province has arrested six suspects alleged to be responsible for slicing a man’s arm at Talakali, near Auki, Tuesday. Reports reaching this paper revealed that the incident was election related. When contacted Provincial Police Commander (PPC), Alfred Uiga confirmed the incident. He said that the disagreement arise between supporters of the…

Lobbying underway

Political camps move into hotels LOBBYING is underway as various political camps bid to form the next government. Four major camps were established in four hotels, but the Solomon Star understands there were other smaller groups at play, too. As of Monday, the 50 elected Members of Parliament have been advised to collect their letters…

Logger to face court today

A LOGGING executive who is facing an attempted murder charge in relation to the brutal stabbing incident that occurred early this month at the Kingsly Food Bar, Honiara, will appear in court today, Wednesday. Malaysian Pau Kiu Den, owner of Samlimsan logging company, will appear with his co-accused Ben Alami, Buddley Fakani and Frank Fakani.…

Uiga acknowledges Honiara-based Police

Malaita Provincial Police Commander (PPC) Alfred Uiga has acknowledged the support rendered by Honiara based Police officers during last week’s national general election. Prior to the election a number of Honiara based Police Response Team (PRT) officers, normal duty Police personnel and Participating Police Force (PPF) were deployed to Malaita Province to help provide security…

Rini outlines plans

RE-ELECTED Member of Parliament (MP) for Marovo Constituency has outlined his four-year plan during a function he hosted at his home village in Telina Island on Sunday night. Reports reaching the paper early this week said the function was attended by all his voters and supporters around Marovo lagoon. Malrick Unikana, a bible teacher at…

Sofu congratulated

RE-ELECTED Member of Parliament (MP) for East Kwaio Stanley Sofu has been congratulated by both his supporters and non-supporters. Mr Sofu was re-elected for the third term in office last week in what was described as a landslide victory. A group of men speaking to the paper yesterday said they were satisfied with the outcome…

Camps claiming numbers

TWO political camps are claiming more than 25 members to form the new government ahead of the election of Prime Minister in early December, it was revealed. But in order for these two groups to form a new government, they will need not less than 30 members. This is because any new government that comes…

PM elections, hot topic on FB

WHO will be the country’s new Prime Minister in the 10th Parliament is the hottest topic on popular social media website Facebook (FB) at the moment. Continuous debates, analysis not only from Solomon Islanders but also interested individuals abroad is the most dominant topic of various Facebook pages, following the declaration of the 50 Members…