Nusa Baruku takes step to improve community

NUSA Baruku community at Gizo, Western Province, is working towards establishing its own primary school this year. Community chairman Charles Tobire told the Solomon Star during a visit to his village this week. He said the aim of the project is to improve the delivery of education to their children, as well as the community’s…

AG on public complaints, courts

ATTORNEY-GENERAL (AG), John Muria (Jnr) says complaints from the public about non-enforcement of court judgments are testaments that there are currently existing challenges with the enforcement of court orders. He said the AG continues to receive numerous correspondences from members of the public. Mr Muria added that members of the public are complaining about non-enforcement…

$1M NOT ENOUGH

Sir Albert wants more funding for the courts By ASSUMPTA BUCHANAN A $1 MILLION the Government allocated for court infrastructures in this year’s budget is inadequate for that purposes. That’s according to Chief Justice Sir Albert Palmer. He was speaking at the opening of the 2019 Legal Year, Thursday. And he urged the Government to…

Takeli to step down as head of ACOM

THE Archbishop of the Anglican Church of Melanesia (ACOM), Reverend George Takeli, will step down from the post, March this year. This is because he has reached the compulsory retirement age of 60. ACOM’s General Secretary Dr Abraham Hauriasi announced this, Friday. “On 25th March 2019 Archbishop George Takeli will reach the compulsory retirement age…

Polling date to be announced Feb

GOVERNOR General Sir Frank Kabui will announce the election date in the first week of February. That’s according to chief electoral officer Mose Saitala. He said the announcement will be made as soon as all preparatory work is being done. Saitala added that now the voters’ list has been finalised, their staff will work closely…

Customs detained smuggled vehicles

SECRET IMPORT By AATAI JOHN LAUNGI   CUSTOMS has seized two vehicles smuggled on board a constituency landing craft that illegally and secretly sailed into the country last year. The landing craft, bought by the outgoing Savo-Russells MP Dickson Mua, offloaded the two hilux at a log pond at Tiaro, northwest Guadalcanal, before sailing on to…

Police to demolish bombs at Hells Point

THE Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Team will conduct a live demolition of bombs at Hells Point, in the Alligator Creek,east of Honiara, Thursday. Supervising Officer In-charge (OIC) of EOD,Senior Sergeant Peter Ririvere said: “The Hells Point Demolition Range in Central Guadalcanal area will be active from 8am to 12…

Legal year opens today

AN event to officially open the 2019 Legal Year will be held this morning at the High Court premises. As was the practise, the Chief Justice will start the event with the inspection of a Guard of Honour. This will be done in front of the High Court room one. Following that, speeches will be…

359,690 VOTERS

SIEC releases final list By IAN M.KAUKUI MORE than 359,000 people have registered to vote in this year’s national election. That’s according to chief electoral officer Mose Saitala, when he announced the release of the final voter list on Wednesday. “Overall the list of electors has increased from 287,567 voters in 2014 to 359,690 in…

Mua trial set to go

OUTGOING Member of Parliament for Savo/Russell, Dickson Mua, who faces one count of conversion, will be standing trial starting next week in the Honiara Magistrates’ Court. Mua will appear in court today for his final interim mention leading up to his trial, which will commence on January 21, which is only a week away. The…