East Honiara, a role model

EAST Honiara Outskirts Settlement Community Policing Law Association (EHOSCPLA) has set an example for other chief’s bodies existing in other community settlements in Honiara city. Assistance commissioner for Honiara community policing association, Gabriel Manelusi said the success of the Gilbert Camp community policing association is a shining example, other communities should adopt. “I want to…

War of words heats up again

PM says Dr Sikua irresponsible and power hungry Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare says that no amount of press conferences held by the Independent Leader Dr Derek Sikua, will change the government’s position to rehabilitate the former combatants. Dr Sikua told local reporters last Thursday that the decision to make cash payments to some former MEF…

SI eyes Canada’s labour mobility opportunities

FOREIGN Affairs Minister Milner Tozaka has confirmed Solomon Islands Government’s interest to engage in Labour Mobility opportunities with Canada. And to further strengthen relationship between Government and people of both countries, the Mr Tozaka said that plans are underway for the Solomon Islands Prime Minister, Manasseh Sogavare to make a historical visit to Canada and…

Joint help to Vanuatu elections

AUSTRALIA and Solomon Islands are providing naval assistance to Vanuatu for its national election this week. On the 12th of January, the Royal Solomon Islands Police Vessel LATA and crew departed Honiara for Port Vila. The vessel will replace Vanuatu’s Pacific Patrol Boat, TUKORO, which was damaged during Tropical Cyclone Pam.  Australia has funded the…

SINU registration underway

THE administration office of the Solomon Islands National University (SINU) is being flooded again as the institution prepares to start another academic year. Both continuing and new students are queuing up for registration this week. The Solomon Star witness the rush before academic classes begins on February 2. Pro-vice chancellor Academic, Professor Basil Marasinghe earlier…

Police nabs 3 in relation to robbery

Honiara City Police Detectives have made significant progress with their investigation in relation to the alleged robbery incident at Point Cruz, Monday this week. Three male suspects have been arrested at the Hammock Beach area at approximately 8.30 on Monday. The alleged robbery incident occurred at the BSP BANK that was formerly the Westpac Bank…

CJ opens legal year

The 2016 legal year has been officially opened, Monday in a ceremonial sitting at the High Court. The event started off with the inspection of the Guard of Honour in front of the High Court by Chief Justice Sir Albert Palmer. This followed by speeches from the Attorney General, President of the Bar Association and…

High Court to have two more judges

The High Court will soon have two more judges joining the bench bringing the total number of judges to seven. This will help reduce the delays in the hearing of cases and delivering of judgments. One is a local judge while another is an expatriate judge who will be arriving next month. The two judges…