Town ground plaza case adjourned for pre-trial

The matter involving the town ground plaza has been further adjourned to April 21, for a pre-trial conference. The pre-trial conference was not conducted last week as scheduled because prosecution has just handed the documents for the conference over to the defence counsel. The defence counsel would therefore need time to go through the documents…

SIPA is doing us favour: Ashley

WHEN an indigenous Solomon Islander pays for a packet of instant noodle for $2 instead of $3, SIPA ensures a dollar is saved by a local Solomon Islander. Solomon Islands Ports Authority (SIPA) legal advisor Charles Ashley said the SIPA reform was for the good of a local and a pain to a foreign businessman.…

New Archbishop enthroned

Thousands gathered at the Provincial Cathedral of Saint Barnabas on Sunday morning to witness the installation and enthronement of the new Archbishop of the Anglican Church of Melanesia the Most Reverend George Takeli. Archbishop Takeli, from Ulawa in Makira Province is the sixth Archbishop of Melanesia and Bishop of the Diocese of Central Melanesia. Speaking…

Moves to oust PM

THE current ruling Democratic Coalition for Change (DCC) government is said to be going through a turbulence period following claims of mounting pressure to have the Prime Minister removed. The move is set to go ahead if nothing is being done immediately by Manasseh Sogavare to solve the ongoing controversial issues surrounding the Solomon Islands…

Malaita submits resolutions to PM

MALAITA provincial government has presented a number of resolutions to the Prime Ministers Office (PMO) last week. The list of resolutions was handed over to the Think Tank group which met with the Malaita Premier and executive. In an interview with the Malaita premier Peter channel Ramohia said seeing that all the major projects in…

Australia supports affordable housing

AUSTRALIA is supporting the development of affordable residential property in Honiara through the placement of a newly-arrived Australian Business Volunteer. Roseline Deleu, Market Analysis Expert and Home Designer, will work with Solomon Islands Home Finance Limited (SIHFL) over the next three months to assist the organisation to meet its main objective of developing affordable residential…

Domestic violence, a serious concern

MINISTRY of Women, Youth, Children and Family Affairs permanent secretary, Ethel Sigamanu says domestic violence is no longer a private family matter. This came after Parliament passed the Family Protection Act on 27th August 2014, which was gazetted on 14th March 2016. Speaking to the media yesterday in Honiara, Sigamanu said the commencement of the…

Auga cleared of charges

MEMBER of Parliament for Lau/Mbaelelea Augustine Auga has been cleared off all criminal charges on Wednesday in the Honiara Magistrates Court. This was after the common assault charges against Auga were withdrawn following a reconciliation that was conducted with the victims. The charges were withdrawn under section 35 of the Magistrate’s Court Act which encourages…

Acute blood shortage, donation sought

Solomon Islands Red Cross (SIRC) has launched a public appeal for voluntary blood donation. This comes amidst acute shortage of blood at the National Referral Hospital’s blood bank. In a statement reaching the Solomon Star Wednesday it was revealed, the Blood Bank at the National Referral Hospital has experienced a huge shortage in blood supply…

Acute blood shortage, donation sought

Solomon Islands Red Cross (SIRC) has launched a public appeal for voluntary blood donation. This comes amidst acute shortage of blood at the National Referral Hospital’s blood bank. In a statement reaching the Solomon Star yesterday it was revealed, the Blood Bank at the National Referral Hospital has experienced a huge shortage in blood supply…