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…

AG warns in-experience private lawyers

The country’s Attorney General James Apaniai has raised a concern regarding certain in-experienced private legal practitioners. Speaking at the 2016 legal opening year, Mr Apaniai said this issue is a matter of concern to the public which should be of great concern to the Bar Association. “While acknowledging that the majority of private legal practitioners…

Four teachers run school

NAHARAHAU Primary School in Wainoni district, Makira province is in need of teachers. This was highlighted by Head teacher Joseph Bare to inform authorities and parents of the school’s plight. “I want to inform you authorities and parents that in 2015, we did not have the required number of teachers,” Mr. Bare said. He said…