Breathalyzer gets first 10

Police chief issues stern warning on drink-driving TEN people have been arrested for drink -driving over the weekend as a result of putting breathalyzers to its first use during a police operation last weekend. Police Commissioner Frank Prendergast said despite the police warnings, police still apprehend 10 people who were tested over the legal limit.…

Randy making a difference in Fiji

A LOCAL Solomon Islands student studying at the University of South Pacific (USP) in Fiji is now popular there, as he is embarking on a lone journey to raise funds for the victims of the Tropical Cyclone Winston. TC Winston brought devastation and havoc in Fiji , early this year. Randy Chite of Western Province…

West Papua delegation arriving

MEMBERS of the United Liberation Movement for West Papua (ULMWP) are arriving in Honiara starting this week, ahead of the Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) Leaders’ Summit next week. This was confirmed to the Solomon Star by Ben Didiomea, one of the West Papua campaigners in the country. They arrived in Honiara on separate flights. The…

Court adjourns robbery case

Four men facing robbery charges will appear again in the Honiara Magistrates Court on July 18. This is to give time for a Public Solicitor’s Office (PSO) lawyer to be allocated for one of the accused, Lawrence Liliva. Liliva was previously represented by PSO lawyer George Gray. He is now left without a lawyer after…

Shops criticized for ignoring public holiday

THE continuous ignorance of the shops within the city has received widespread disapproval from members of the public on Thursday. Despite the country’s 38th Independence anniversary celebrations yesterday and the day was identified as public holiday, most shops specially the Chinese ones are still operating as normal. This has prompted numerous calls from city residents…

Chairman: Think Tank work progresses

DESPITE all the negative criticisms against the Malaita Think Tank Group, work is progressing well with resource owners in supporting government’s plan to see development happening on Malaita. Chairman of Think Tank Taskforce Barnabas Henson said this in responses to criticisms made by some people from the province. He said they expect criticism from people…

Please next for two Asian loggers

The case of two loggers who allegedly stole logs outside of their concession area on Rennell, Renbell Province will return to court on July 20. This is for Malaysians Kong Ching Kuok and Chan Cheemin to enter their pleas to the charge of criminal trespass and larceny of trees. Police Prosecutor Elson Konle yesterday appeared…

Teen imprisoned for stealing

A young man has been sentenced to two years, six months in prison for stealing home properties worth over $3,000 He broke into a home at night and stole those personal properties. The period the accused spent in custody will be deducted from the one and a half year imprisonment term. The accused was only…