No law criminalise political bribery

THERE is no law passed in parliament that criminalised the act of bribing Members of Parliament (MPs) with cash or valuable items during a lobbying period towards the election of a new Prime Minister. An officer from the Public Solicitor’s Office, who asked not to be named, clarified this on Friday. He said the only…

Youths told to shun crimes

STAY away from criminal activities and uphold respect, Auki police told youths. Auki police told participating youths at the three day Youth Market, currently underway at the Auki Police Headquarter grounds, to stay away from unlawful activities and respect each other. The police reminded the youths in an awareness talk yesterday on the first day…

Call to return speaker

THE founder of the famous “Be Happy Ministry” in Honiara, Mambo Fangaria, is urging the general public in Borderline area to look out for his wireless-speaker that went missing early this week. Mr Fangaria told Solomon Star that someone stole his speaker in the early hours of Monday morning. “I want to call on the…

Be Happy to report kwaso producers

BE Happy Ministry leader, Mambo Fangaria says he will be working closely with the police to arrest kwaso producers in the Borderline area. Mr Fangaria declared this move at borderline bus stop Monday morning. “I want to tell you my good people of this area that I will be working close with the police to…

Murder accused secures lawyer

THE PROSECUTION will be handing over disclosures to the lawyer of the man accused of the murder of his five month-old pregnant wife at northeast Guadalcanal. This was after it was confirmed that Public Solicitor Douglas Hou will be representing Edward Sikua Liua. Public Prosecutor Freliz Fakarii said prosecution will serve the disclosures to the…

Oto faces court but is yet to take pleas

A SENIOR government officer accused of fraudulently obtaining more than $800,000 of public funds through dishonest tender processes did not take his pleas last Friday. Steven Jude Oto was likely to enter his pleas on the 11 counts of official corruption against him on December 19. That’s when he will return to the Honiara Magistrate’s…

More drivers arrested for drink driving here

A RANDOM Breathalyser Test (RBT) conducted last weekend has resulted in the arrest of over 10 percent of drivers with drink driving. Police Commissioner Frank Prendergast said 69 drivers were checked over the weekend where well over 10 percent of those drivers were subsequently charged with drink driving. He said this was too much. The…

SEX ASSAULT PROBE

POLICE are investigating a sexual assault allegation which reportedly occurred during the visit of a Papua New Guinea naval ship in Honiara last week. HMPNGS Lakekamu sailed into Honiara last Monday with a crew of about 27 for a brief stop-over to replenish its supplies. While at Point Cruz, its crew had a friendly soccer…

Our queen is second runner-up

MISS Solomon Islands’ Camilla Grossmith finished second runner up at the 30th Miss Pacific Islands in Apia, Samoa, last Friday. She was also awarded the best talent. The new Miss Pacific Islands title went to Miss Fiji’s Anne Christine Dunn. The first runner up went to Miss American Samoa’s Antonina Keka Lilomaiava, followed by Miss…