CSOs take on corruption

CIVIL Society Organisation (CSO) representatives last week travelled to Honiara from across the nation to develop a powerful policy position on corruption and good governance. “Corruption is eating our beautiful country,” said Inia Barry, Chairman of the Development Services Exchange. “This is the number one issue affecting Pacific Island nations as a whole,” he added.…

New Kia police post opens

THE safety and security of the people at Kia and surrounding communities in the Isabel Province will be boosted with the opening on 27 February of the $1.3 million new Kia Police Post. The opening ceremony was attended by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Police, National Security and Correctional Services, Karen Galokale, the…

Internet cable project progresses

  MINISTER for Communication and Aviation Peter Shanel Agovaka has progressed initial discussions with the Australian Government in Canberra on the proposed submarine cable connection to Solomon Islands. Mr Agovaka and his delegation travelled to Australia last week at the invitation of the Australian Government. The meeting also included the Papua New Guinea delegation which…

Murrays’ trial continues today

  THE trial on the case of the former permanent secretary for the Ministry of Infrastructure Development (MID) Henry Murray and his wife Rose, who were accused of defrauding the government of more than $1million, continues today in the Honiara Magistrates’ Court. The reason to have this trial proceed into the weekend is to catch…

Villagers hailed medical visit

PEOPLE from Saghalu Ward, Northwest Guadalcanal, have commended the great job the two nurses from Visale Clinic have conducted this week. Solomon Star Northwest Guadalcanal stringer, John Toki reported Tinalyn Jabberth and Mrs Cathrine Leta from Visale clinic visited the surrounding villages to provide home health care. “Ms Jabberth and Mrs Leta have visited their…

Chambers condemns knife attack on Lee

THE Solomon Islands Chamber of Commerce & Industry (SICCI) has condemned Wednesday’s knife attack on a prominent Honiara businessman, re-emphasizing security concerns for the business community and the continued trend of attacks. SICCI Chair Jay Bartlett denounced the attack on veteran businessman John Lee, owner of Lee Kwok Kuen, describing the incident as a senseless…

MARIST SECURE SPOT

National side through to quarters By CARLOS ARUAFU   MARIST FC join Team Wellington to secure a spot each for the quarter finals of the OFC Champions League 2018. This follows the results of the final two group D matches at the Lawson Tama Stadium yesterday. Marist beat Lupe Ole Saoga 3-1 while Team Wellington…

Gov’t clarifies why parliament adjourned

THE Government says parliament was adjourned on Friday because the required reports from the Bills and Legislations Committee (BLC) have not been completed. “The completion of these reports by the BLC is required for the next steps in the parliamentary process,” a statement the Office of the Prime Minister and Cabinet issued, said. “As such, the…

LEADS INTO ATTACK CASE

Police have very strong leads which may soon result in the arrest of suspects involved in the knife attack of a prominent Honiara businessman John Lee on Wednesday morning in Honiara. Supervising Police Commissioner Juanita Matanga told journalists on Thursday that police have a number of good leads following an investigation that is being carried…