One Link founder charged, remanded

 OWNER of the fast money making scheme One Link Pacifica, Charles Dora has been arrested, charged and remanded in the Honiara Magistrate’s Court on Thursday. Dora is facing two counts of operating unlicensed banking business under the Financial Institution Act. Police arrested Dora on 1 June this year at his residence in Russell Islands. He…

WAENA: IS THE PM TRYING TO CROSS THE LINE?

THE incoming legislation ‘Public Health Emergency Bill 2021’ has a serious issue with the separation of power which was stipulated under the Constitution. Former Governor General and Statesman, Sir Nathaniel Waena told the Bills and Legislation Committee (BLC) on Friday. Sir Nathaniel was called to appear before BLC as one of the important witnesses who…

AstraZeneca 2nd dose roll out underway 

THE roll out of AstraZeneca vaccine second (2nd) dose for those who received their first dose in March, April and May at the Central Field Hospital in Honiara has commenced Wednesday this week. Leading the line to receive the 2nd dose was Attorney-General Mr. John Muria followed by Chairman of Caucus, Namson Tran, Minister of…

PARI land is gov’t’s own

  Commissioner of Lands (CoL) Alan McNeil in a public consultation on Thursday in Noro, Western Province (WP) says the land mass commonly known as PARI land is now under the hands of government through COL. This was confirmed by Mahroy Vincent of Noro who was present during the meeting and described the consultation as one…

Call for wider consultation in HCC Act review

Honiara City Councillor, Reginald Ngati has called for wider consultation in the review of the Honiara City Council (HCC) Act 1999, which is currently believed to be reviewed by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA). Speaking to the Solomon Star on Thursday, Cr Ngati calls on the government through the MHA to do a wider community…

Police probes suspicious death of girl, 16 

OFFICERS of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) at the Noro Police Station in Western Province are investigating a suspicious death of a 16-year-old female at Kindu village, Munda on 31 May 2021.  An initial report says that the deceased was last seen with her boyfriend near Kindu village after attending Kokeqolo Community High…

In Court with Assumpta

Boy, 15, to face trial for manslaughter  Former lands surveyor guilty Murder in Central to High Court  Boy, 15, to face trial for manslaughter A 15 year-old male accused of the manslaughter of a man he allegedly assaulted at Bahai, Honiara in March has been committed to stand trial in the High Court, Thursday. The…

Unity highlighted at Isabel day

The unity and future of Solomon Islands’ as a nation hinges on the understanding that Isabel Province like all other provinces is established under the Provincial Government Act.  Prime Minister Manasseh Damukana Sogavare emphasized “Unity” as the guest of honour at the Isabel Province’s Second Appointed Day Celebrations in Buala Thursday, a statement issued by…

Ma’ahanua our new envoy to Fiji

SEASONED diplomat, Joseph Ma’ahanua is Solomon Islands’ new High Commissioner to Fiji, it was confirmed to Solomon Star, Thursday. In a brief interview Mr. Ma’ahanua said that subject to Covid pandemic on the ground, he hopes to leave for Suva by the end of the month. Strengthening bilateral relations tops his agenda when he gets…