SPECIAL INVESTIGATION: ILLEGAL ‘LOGGING OP’ EXPOSED

• Company defies High Court Order, govt told to act • Operation illegally enters customary land, causes environmental damage • Fact-finding mission encounters life threatening incident   ENVIRONMENTAL damage and lawlessness is obvious in parts of Small Malaita where logging operation is currently active as witnessed by this paper in visit to a logging operation site, Tuesday…

MANUARI CALLS FOR STRINGENT SAFETY STANDARDS & MEASURES IN ALL SCHOOLS

Opposition Spokesperson for education Hon. Derick Manuari calls on the Ministry responsible for education to immediately look into the need to impose mandatory safety standards and measures in relation to the planning and construction of school infrastructure; and to also organise a multi-sectoral approach to make available adequate space for all schools for the sake of our school children. The…

Teacher acquitted of $1.3m embezzlement 

  THE teacher accused of embezzling $1.3 million of the Solomon Islands Government (SIG) in 2017 and 2018 had been acquitted of the offence. Cecilia Samani Tome had been tried by paper than calling of witnesses for one count of embezzlement by servant. Her lawyer then made a no case to answer submissions after prosecution…

Wale calls for moratorium on all forms of mining

LEADER of Opposition, Matthew Wale has called for a moratorium to be placed on all forms of mining in the country until proper management and regulatory systems are put in place to safeguard our people and our non- renewable resources. The call follows recent media reports revealing the cancellation of registered titles to all Rennell…

MUSTARD SEED REACTS 

THE controversial Health Scheme Mustard Seed International (MSI) is not a health insurance organisation as speculated by some of their angry clients, according to their officials, Tuesday.   In an exclusive interview with the Solomon Star, MSI officials said they are aware that some of their good clients are spreading false information about the organisation…

CSSI officers now manning Q’sites

CORRECTIONAL Service Solomon Islands (CSSI) officers are now providing security services at the government designated quarantine stations. That’s according to the Attorney General (AG) John Muria Jnr, when speaking at the national-talk-back-show on the national broadcaster in Honiara, last Sunday. Some listeners during the talk-back-show questioned the panel members, why there’s a security change at…