COUPLE FACE 38 COUNTS

·      Murray and wife allegedly set up company in 2014 ·      Krash Transport & Marketing allegedly received $1.1m of public funds ·      Couple ordered to pay cash bail of $10,000 each ·      Wife allegedly used ‘maiden name’ to conceal relationship A TOP public officer and his wife accused of defrauding the government of more than…

New security treaty signed

AUSTRALIA and Solomon Islands have signed a new security treaty – one the Solomons’ prime minister hopes will “collect dust” and never be used. In Australia for a week-long visit, the Solomon Islands prime minister, Manasseh Sogavare, said the bilateral security agreement he signed on Monday with the Australian prime minister, Malcolm Turnbull, would provide…

Renbell Premier points out constraints to East Rennell conservation bids

PREMIER of  Rennell Bellona Collin Tesuatai during opening of a three-day round table meeting  to address the East Rennell world heritage conservation site on Wednesday highlighted certain factors that hinder  the conservation efforts there since it started in 1998. “Conserving an area where a people’s livelihood and environment mean the same thing is a critical…

Automatic Hydrometric Weather station in Tingoa

An Automatic hydrometric weather station was installed in Tingoa, West Rennell, UNDP officer in Rennell-Bellona Province confirmed to the Solomon Star. The officer revealed that the Automatic hydrometric weather station is purposely to enhance Climate early warning system and disaster preparedness at the provincial level. “The Automatic hydrometric weather station measures wind speed and wind…

LUSIBAEA: WHY I WAS SACKED

Axed minister speaks out NORTH Malaita MP Jimmy Lusibaea says he believes his strong objection to a government move to privatise Solomon Islands Ports Authority (SIPA) was the “real” reason for his recent termination as the Minister for Infrastructure Development. Mr Lusibaea, who was one of the two ministers terminated in the recent cabinet shakeup,…

PS MURRAY ARRESTED

Faces multiple charges of official corruption POLICE Task Force Janus yesterday arrested and charged the suspended Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Infrastructure Development (MID) Henry Murray with multiple counts of official corruption. Murray’s wife was also arrested and charged with multiple counts of false pretences. The couple will appear in the Honiara Magistrate’s Court…