Korea reaffirms support here

Republic of Korea pledges to strengthen its bilateral relations with Solomon Islands. Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands Kim Seong-Choon, made assurance when signing a Framework Arrangement for Grant Aid 2014 in Honiara last week. He said Korea is well aware of the pains and agonies of developing…

Makira election preparations on track

Election preparations in Makira-Ulawa Province are progressing smoothly ahead of Wednesday’s poll. Electoral manager Gilbert Tabihau confirmed this to the Sunday Star. He said ballot papers and boxes have arrived and have been deployed to respective polling stations. “We have also deployed polling officials for their briefing in their respective polling stations within the three…

Ballot papers misprinted

Ballot papers for Aoke Langalanga constituency in Malaita were found to have been misprinted. Returning Officer  for Aoke Langalanga Charles Kaula said they discovered this when unpacking the kits for the constituency. He said candidate David Faradatolo’s symbol which is the Democratic Alliance Party insignia instead carried the symbol of United Democratic Party. Faradatolo should…

Court rejects party bid

SIDP to appeal ruling SOLOMON Islands Democratic Party (SIDP) says it will appeal a High Court ruling rejecting its challenge of certain provisions of the Political Parties Integrity Act. Chief Justice Sir Albert Palmer delivered his ruling on the case last Friday. The party’s lawyer Gabriel Suri told the Solomon Star last night he has…

Court farewells Aussie judge

THE High Court last Friday farewelled Australian judge, Justice Stephen Pallaras, in a ceremonial sitting. Chief Justice Sir Albert Palmer thanked Justice Pallaras for his zeal, passion and commitment to his duties both in the courtroom and outside. “I want to thank him for turning the lights on perhaps in the courtrooms of the High…

Waena: Vote out corrupt leaders

TO stop corruption, we must not vote in corrupt leaders. That’s according to former parliamentarian and statesman Sir Nathaniel Waena, during a political parties media forum, yesterday. “Corruption is not an external issue. It starts from the heart of man,” the president of the People’s Alliance Party (PAP) said.  “If we want to eliminate corruption…

New measures to ease traffic

POLICE and road authorities in Honiara have initiated new measures to address the city’s worsening traffic situation. Head of Honiara City Police Jack Balaga told the Solomon Star yesterday the new measures will come into effect as of Monday. “As of Monday, we are going to close down the two bus stops for eastern-bound traffic…

New fisheries dept for SINU

THE Solomon Islands National University will soon open a Fishery Science Department under a Republic of Korea funded project. This was sealed during the signing of an agreement between Solomon Islands and the Republic of Korea under the Framework Arrangement for Grant Aid 2014. Under the agreement, project for establishment and capacity building of Fishery…