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 This was after the common assault charges against Auga were withdrawn following a reconciliation that was conducted with the victims. The charges were withdrawn under section 35 of the Magistrate’s Court Act which encourages…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…

Kicked out students cleared

Five local students who were kicked out from the University of Papua New Guinea (UPNG) Waigani campus accommodation by the university administration have now been cleared from Students Discipline Council charges. This was confirmed to this paper in an exclusive interview with a local lawyer working in Papua New Guinea who assisted the five students…

Court to hear Tovosia, Veke’s case

The court has on Wednesday confirmed which magistrate will hear the trial of the Member of Member (MP) of Parliament for East Guadalcanal Bradley Tovosia and Guadalcanal Premier Anthony Veke. Magistrate Augustine Aulanga will be hearing the trial that is yet to be fixed a date. The court on the last occasion has adjourned the…

Chamber: why withdraw SIPA?

SOLOMON Islands Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SICCI) says it is disappointed at Solomon Islands Port Authority’s (SIPA) decision to leave the Chamber. SIPA withdrew its membership last week in the wake of the controversy surrounding its reforms. A number of Chamber members have sharply criticised SIPA’s new tariff rates, describing them as excessive. SICCI…

Veke announces executive line-up

NEWLY elected Guadalcanal Premier Anthony Veke has announced his new executive. The announcement of the new line-up was made after consultations which resulted in the allocation of portfolios. Mr Veke says his new government will focus and implement reforms that will improve effectiveness and the efficiency of administration and service delivery to people of the…