Call to replace Aruligo bridge 

THE Aruligo bridge in North West Guadalcanal needs to be replaced. People of Tandai Sagalu and Savulei wants the bridge to be changed as the design has caused blockages every time its flooding. North West Guadalcanal Stringer John Toki said it is better for any bridge construction to get information on the people living in…

In Court with Assumpta Buchanan

* Medical report in Renbel murder sought* Prosecution to advice on riot case  Medical report in Renbel murder sought Prosecution has been asked to provide the medical report in relation to a murder case in Renbel Province to the defence counsel. The only outstanding document left for the police to collect is the medical report…

Court refused second bail application 

THE court has again refused a second bail application made for the man accused of obtaining $10,000 from Solomon Islands National University (SINU) students under false pretence. Magistrate Ishmael Kekou in refusing the bail application also made direction to ensure that the accused Junior Wane sees a doctor as soon as possible and a medical…

Police probe fatal road accident

POLICE say they are investigating a fatal road accident which happened in the early morning of Sunday 14 July at the Rove intersection along Tandai Highway in West Honiara, resulting in the death of a 30-year-old male pedestrian. The man, who was allegedly driving the hilux vehicle involved in the accident, underwent a random breath…

Kuba angry at treatment

A PERSON living with disability says he was angry and embarrassed by treatment he received from a female officer at the Ministry of Health in Honiara. Edwin Kuba from East Guadalcanal told the Solomon Star he went to the Community-Based Rehabilitation (CBR) office last week to seek help. “But when I approached the office, the…

TSI commends appeal

Transparency Solomon Islands (TSI) has commended the Public Prosecutions for filing an appeal against the decision of a magistrate to acquit MP for Central Guadalcanal of the assault causing actual bodily harm charge. In a statement to this paper, TSI said this case has taken so long and went from Magistrates’ Court to Appeal Court…

FIRISUA RETAINS 10K GOLD 

Solomon Islands’ long-distance runner Sharon Kikini Firisua raced to victory in the women’s 10,000 metres a feat she also achieved in Port Moresby four years ago. However, unlike in PNG, Firisua was joined on the podium by her compatriot Dianah Matekali, who won bronze. The gold medallist led the other six athletes from almost the…

First meat workers going to Australia 

  IN a major milestone for Solomon Islands, meat workers have been recruited as part of the Pacific Labour Scheme (PLS) for the first time.  Australian employer Labour Solutions Australia (LSA) recruited the workers during their June visit to Solomon Islands.  The group of 14 workers will work at an abattoir in the town of…

Heroau is new deputy Speaker for Malaita

MEMBERS of the Malaita Provincial Assembly have elected Joe Heroau to be their deputy speaker. Heroau is the provincial member for Ward 25. He is not new to the province. In the last government, he was finance minister and once acting premier. These experiences have prepared him well for his new role. He will assist…