MPs tax-free ruling today

THE Court of Appeal will deliver its ruling this morning on the MPs tax-free salary case. And Transparency Solomon Islands (TSI) encourages all tax-payers and the public to attend the ruling at Court Room 6 in the High Court. “This is to show support for the five citizens who challenged the decision made by Members…

Blame game on funds for MOI clinic

THE GOVERNMENT through the Ministry of Health and Medical Services has denied receiving any cheque from Taiwanes government to establish a clinic at Henua Li’i island of Ontong Java, Malaita Outer Island (MOI). The ministry told the Solomon Star this week they have no idea about the cheque being donated two years ago for the…

IDC staff on strike

Demand removal of general manager Ian Vasula WORKERS of Isabel Development Company (IDC) have gone on strike since Monday in support of their demand for the removal of general manager Ian Vasula. An IDC insider revealed this to the Solomon Star on Thursday. The action has left the company’s three passenger and cargo vessels stuck…

Province yet to clarify how funds are spent

MALAITA Provincial Executive is yet to clarify how it spent $2 million it illegally borrowed from businessman and executive member Alick Butala at an unbelievable 20 per cent interest rate. This comes as the contract surrounding the controversial lending was made public The contract was signed by the Malaita Provincial Secretary Jackson Gege, lender Alick…

SOLOMON ISLANDERS CAN NOW VISIT EUROPE VISA FREE

GCU: Solomon Islands Nationals can now travel visa free to all EU member states following the signing of the SI-EU Short Stay Visa Waiver Agreement which facilitates this visa free travel to Europe. Solomon Islands Ambassador to the European Union, HE Mr Moses Kouni Mose and the Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the Slovak Republic…

BOY DIED OF DENGUE

Cases increasing at alarming rate, says doctor A FOUR-YEAR-OLD boy died of dengue at the National Referral Hospital in Honiara last Friday. The death was the first since the hospital started receiving cases of dengue fever last week. “The boy was admitted at the hospital on Thursday after a private clinic referred him to us,”…

PERFECT EXAMPLE

SOLOMON Islands and Vanuatu are showing good examples to the world on solving issues on the maritime boundaries. Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare stated this after Solomon Islands signed a Maritime Boundary Agreement with his counter-part from Vanuatu, Charlot Salawai in Port Vila last Friday. Sogavare said the signing came about after 33 years and based…

Robbery pre-trial yet to start

THE pre-trial hearing on the case of the men accused of robbing two Asians outside of the Bank of South Pacific (BSP) at Point Cruz earlier this year is yet to be conducted. This was because the pre-trial documents are yet to be finalised between the prosecution and the defence counsels. The matter was mentioned…

Accused seek bail

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Beauty contestant hits back at critics

MISS Solomons contestant Sara Cave has defended her participation in this year’s show. The part Australian-Solomon Islander came under scrutiny over the past days, with questions being raised about her eligibility. On Wednesday, the 20-year-old contestant retorted: “I originated from Malaita (Fataleka) and Rendova (Lokuru) as well as Australia. “I was born at the National…