Court orders prosecution to serve disclosures

PROSECUTION has been ordered to serve disclosures to the defence, Wednesday. This was in relation to the matter against Jackson Seni, who faces one count of simple larceny, one count of resisting police arrest, and consuming liquor in public. The accused is in custody and his appearance was dispensed off yesterday. Principal Magistrate Fatima Taeburi…

Court remands juvenile

A SECOND suspect accused of the robbery at a shop opposite the King George School, east Honiara, has been remanded on Wednesday. The 16-year-old juvenile was remanded on grounds that he has no fixed address in Honiara and therefore is at risk of absconding bail. His co-accused Hudson Billy was already remanded in custody last…

Temotu premier accused of taking bribe money

PREMIER of Temotu Province, Nelson Omar Menale has been accused of bribery and corruption by an Asian businessman. The businessman, who wants to remain anonymous, claimed he had paid a total of $90,000 to Premier Menale who had demanded the money to dish out to members of his Provincial Executive Government. The businessman alleged that…

SINU introduces new fee system

SOLOMON Islands National University (SINU) management has introduced a new system of paying fees for this year. Pro-vice chancellor Academic, Professor Basil Marasinghe confirmed that the changes will require students to make separate fee payment for single course units instead of lumping them together for a year’s program fee. He said the new system allows…

Police warn against overloading of truck

TRUCK owners are urged to abide by the traffic safety rules when loading their vehicles. Honiara traffic police commander Vincent U’upwe made the reminder. This was after the Solomon Star exposed an overloaded vehicle along the Prince Philip highway, which led to the arrest of the driver of the vehicle on Tuesday this week. Mr…

Papangu church work can now continue

PAPANGU community in North Guadalcanal can now continue with their initial construction of a permanent church building. The community on Wednesday received 40 pieces of corrugated roofing iron and other building materials made possible from constituency funds. Member of Parliament (MP) for North Guadalcanal Samson Maneka hand over the materials to community representatives yesterday. The…

Gov’t supports Bloody Ridge project

PRIME Minister Hon Manasseh Sogavare said the Democratic Coalition for Change Government is committed to ensuring the proposed United States ‘Bloody Ridge Project’ on Guadalcanal is successfully implemented. The Bloody Ridge Project proposes the turning of Bloody Ridge into a US Memorial Park. Bloody Ridge is situated between the Honiara International Airport and Tenaru. The…

Taiwan launches new eVisa system

TAIWAN officially launched an electronic visa (eVisa) application system Tuesday, with citizens of 27 countries, including Solomon Islands, to benefit in the first stage of the system’s implementation, its Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) officials have announced. Roger Luo, deputy director-general of MOFA’s Bureau of Consular Affairs, said the eVisa system is now open to…

New director for Kilu’ufi hospital

KILU’UFI Hospital in Malaita Province has a new director. He is Dr. Henry Kako This was confirmed yesterday by the Former Director, Mark Maleau. Speaking from Kilu’ufi Hospital, Maeleau said Dr. Kako has officially taken up his new position at the hospital. He said Dr.Kako comes from Malaita Province. The outgoing former director Mr Maeleau…