GIRL’S PARENTS FACE CHARGES

Police to prosecute parents of girl at centre of first human trafficking case By ASSUMPTA BUCHANAN POLICE will arrest and charge parents of a girl who allegedly forced their under-aged daughter to live with a Malaysian logger. Public prosecutor Andrew Kelesi revealed this in court yesterday when opposing a bail application submitted by Malaysian national…

More sign petition

EFFORTS to get more signatures from the public to support the move to bring back the Anti-Corruption Bill  on the floor of Parliament next month is gaining momentum. This was witnessed on Tuesday by the Solomon Star as pedestrians stopped by to sign in support of the petition, which was facilitated by members of the…

PETITION PLAN INTENSIFY

CSOs collect signatures to petition PM THE country’s Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) have combined forces in seeking signatures of Solomon Islanders nationwide and abroad for their three-point petition on the withdrawn Anti-Corruption Bill. The petition demands that Prime Manasseh Sogavare re-tables the Bill when Parliament resumes next month as he had declared, that all 50…

Manetoali tells Bangkok summit of gov’t policy

SUSTAINABLE use and conservation of natural resources, protection of the environment, and combating the adverse effects of climate change are underpinning policy objectives of the national government. That’s according to the Minister for Environment, Climate Change, Disaster Management and Meteorology, Samuel Manetoali. He was speaking at the opening of the Asia-Pacific Ministerial Summit that was…

Bosamata: Literacy transform lives

LITERACY transforms lives. That’s according to acting Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Education and Human Resources Development James Bosamata. “Reading and writing gives the power to transform lives in homes, schools and communities,” Mr Bosamata told an International Literacy Day event in Honiara, Friday. “We celebrate this literacy day to advocate for a literate…

Bus goes up in flames

VEHICLE owners and drivers are being warned to check their vehicles properly before moving on our roads. Supervising Kukum Traffic Director Brian Surimalefo made this call after a public bus was burnt to ashes yesterday at the Bahai area in Honiara. He added it is drivers’ responsibility to check vehicles each day before moving. The…