HCC to dissolve Dec 17

LIFE of the Honiara City Council’s (HCC) current political administration will come to its end Monday next week. That’s according to the council’s legal adviser Vincent Kohata. Mr Kohata said the decision to dissolve the political administration headed by mayor Andrew Mua on 17 December was based on advice they received from the Attorney General’s…

Wale: Flawed Bill

THE Chairman of the Bills and Legislation Committee (BLC) and Member of Parliament for Aoke Langalanga Mathew Wale sternly argued that the Traditional Governance and Customs Facilitation Bill is flawed and it needs to be withdrawn. He made this strong comment when he debated the Bill on the floor of the parliament which resulted in…

GOV’T HOLD BACK BILL

Proposed law withdrawn from floor of parliament By ANDREW FANASIA  THE Government on Thursday withdrew the controversial Traditional Governance and Customs Facilitation Bill after several MPs spoke against it in parliament. The bill was still being debated when Minister for National Unity, Reconciliation, and Peace, Comins Mewa was forced to withdraw it. Opposition leader and…

RSIPF meet US Assistant Secretary of Defense

The Commissioner of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force, Matthew Varley and members of his Executive team yesterday met with a senior United States delegation of civilian and military officials led by the US Assistant Secretary of Defense for Asian and Pacific Security Affairs Randall Schriver at the Rove Police Headquarters in Honiara. The meeting…

BACK IN JAIL

Bailed alleged robber faces attempted murder charges By ASSUMPTA BUCHANAN  AN accused who is on bail for allegedly robbing $1 million from two Asians who were on their way to the bank to deposit the money, was back in police custody yesterday – this time on attempted murder charges. Police remanded Eric Junior Nathaniel on…

$10k in fine for brewing kwaso

A man who confesses to having in his possession utensils for brewing kwaso has been fined $10,000 recently in the Honiara Magistrate’s Court. Primo Maehada, 53, was sentenced last Friday after pleaded guilty to the offence before Principal Magistrate Jim Seuika. Mr Seuika then imposed a fine of $10,000 in default of six months imprisonment.…

PM reaffirms war on corruption

PRIME Minister Rick Hou on Monday called on the nation to stand together to fight and eradicate corruption. He made the call at an event organised to mark International Anti- Corruption Day, as well as the historic launch of the Anti- Corruption Act 2018, and the Whistle-Blowers Act 2018 in Honiara. “Today 10th of December…

JAPANESE ZERO FOUND IN KOLOBANGARA

JAPENESE ZERO was discovered in November at Kolobangara in the Western Solomons by Sunga Boso of Dive Munda and Barbra Buchanan of USA’s WRECK DIVING Magazine. Side Dive Munda Operations Manager Belinda Botha relayed to Solomon Star Gizo via email and forwarded from associate Jack McKee who translated the Japanese characters said that the plane…