Defilement accused in custody

A man whose charge has been reduced from rape to defilement will be entering his plea to the new charge on January 25. The man who cannot be named to protect the identity of the alleged victim is in police custody. His appearance on Monday was dispensed off due to the current vacation period by…

Tourist recalls his experience here

SIX months has passed but American tourist David Grahl says he still thinks of the good times he spent in the Solomon Islands presenting gifts. One of his activities during his trips throughout the South Pacific was the donation of books to children in various communities that he visited since the beginning of his Pacific…

Student meeting date rescheduled

THE proposed date for meeting between the Director of the National Training Unit (NTU) and the government sponsored students this week has been rescheduled further from Wednesday to Thursday. This is according to the Solomon Islands Student Association (SISA) Laucala, Campus student body. In a statement that was passed on to the Solomon Star yesterday,…

Chiefs to launch community by-laws

EAST Honiara Outskirt Settlement Community Policing Law Association (EHOSCPLA) will launch their community by-laws soon. President of the EHOSCPLA Michael Kwaioloa confirmed that the draft copy of the by-laws is now with responsible authorities to screen it for purposes of inconsistency with the existing national laws before implementation. He said that community by-laws are mainly…

Beu denies premier’s claim

PREMIER of Temotu Province, Nelson Omar Menale had criticised the recent trip to Honiara by the member of the provincial non-executive, Fr.Brown Beu, as suspicious. Premier Menale said his Executive strongly hold the view that Fr. Beu should be closely monitored to ensure he does not indulge in activities contrarily to good governance. Premier Menale…

Search on for five missing at sea

A SEARCH for five people missing at sea between Ulawa Island and Small Malaita is continuing since it was mounted last Friday. Coastal villagers throughout the country have been alerted to look out for a fibre glass outboard motor powered canoe with five people on board. The canoe was believed to have left Ulawa Island…

Sikua warns gov’t to respect TPA

LEADER of Independent Group in Parliament, Dr Derek Sikua, has cautioned the DCC government to remain within the bounds of the Townsville Peace Agreement (TPA). This is in relation to the $3million cash payment made to ex-combatants – a partial payment of a $300 million promised to the Ex-Militants of Malaita and Guadalcanal Provinces. Dr…

Physical exercise is best medicine

REGULAR physical exercise has been recommended as the best medicine for a healthy body. A senior officer from the None Communicable Diseases (NCD) department of the Ministry of Health and Medical Services said regular exercise such as walking and household chores that released fats from the body through sweats is the best cure for physical…