STOP THE ATTACK

SIBA; stop the criticisms against the judiciary  THE Solomon Islands Bar Association (SIBA), which represents the interests of practicing lawyers, has expressed extremely concern about the media’s criticisms of the Chief Justice and Registrar of High Court. This follows reported published in this paper under the headline; “The Olssons doomed with H/Court officials” published under…

One Link’s boss to be sentenced, Oct 8

PRINCIPAL Magistrate Felix Hollison will deliver the sentence of Charles Dora, One Link Pacifica’s boss who operated the money investment scheme without a license, on October 8. This followed the sentencing submissions and mitigation made by the prosecution and the defence counsel yesterday morning. Having heard from both counsels, Mr Hollison adjourned the matter to…

In Court with Assumpta

Ruling in unlawful sex case, Oct 4   RULING on a committal hearing conducted on the case of a 50 year-old man accused of having unlawful sexual intercourse with his six year-old grandniece in 2019 will be delivered next week. A short form preliminary inquiry was conducted yesterday on this case before Principal Magistrate Leonard…

CUSTOMS ‘ILLEGAL’ BANK ACCOUNT REMOVED

A commercial bank account “illegally” operated by the CUSTOMS and Excise Division of the Ministry of Finance and Treasury has reportedly been closed down, it was revealed yesterday. The “Customs Revenue Holding Account”, Acct No. 2001203943, was opened with Bank South Pacific (BSP) earlier this year. Proceeds from sales of vehicles auctioned by Customs were…

WALK OUT PROTEST

Malaita acting premier walks out from premiers conference MALAITA Province Acting Premier Nelson Lenty on Tuesday reportedly walked out of the Premiers conference in Honiara, during the Attorney General’s (AG’s) presentation. Information reaching Solomon Star Auki claimed that Mr Lenty was offended when John Muria Jr did a presentation on the Provincial Government Act which…

4331 students enroll at SINU

THE Solomon Islands National University (SINU) has enrolled 4,331 students for this semester following the closure of enrollment last week. A press statement released by SINU on Monday revealed that more students have expressed their interest to enroll which continued to soar. “Unlike previous semesters and years, these enrolled students are serious about obtaining quality…

‘Probe bribery allegations’

TRANSPARENCY Solomon Islands (TSI) says the ongoing serious allegations of bribery involving Members of the Provincial Assembly (MPA) in Malaita Province must be reported with evidence for arrest and investigation. In a statement on Monday, TSI said the ongoing blaming of MPAs for the act of bribery is really disturbing. TSI said it seems the…

Plea to top polluters

Cut the green house emission Climate change threatens our islands   PRIME Minister(PM) Manasseh Sogavare makes a strong call by requesting all major greenhouse gas emitting countries to cut emissions and take more ambitious action place the world on a below 1.5 degrees Celsius pathway. His call came during his address to the 76th United…