Driver cheats death

A DRIVER on Wednesday narrowly escapes death after a two-tonne dump truck he was driving hit a tree near the SIFF academy in East Honiara. The driver lost control of the truck when its cabin in which he was sitting inside and driving tilted forward after its pin and lock under the cabin lost grip.…

MP’s trial date to be fixed

A TRIAL date for the Member of Member of Parliament for East Guadalcanal Bradley Tovosia and former Guadalcanal Premier Anthony Veke will be fixed soon. Principal Magistrate Fatima Taeburi on Tuesday said when the matter came before her said she will speak with her superiors first. This is so that a particular magistrate will be…

Women celebrate international day

MORE women from the government ministries, non-government organizations and stakeholders in Honiara have celebrated international women’s day yesterday in Honiara.  Despite the mid-morning heat the women kicked off their celebration with a a paraded from Honiara City Council which ended up at the SMI compound. “Today, international women’s day had drawn women from all corners…

Councilor Malefo sworn in

Newly elected Councilor for Vuhokesa ward in Honiara Greg Malefo has given his affirmation of allegiance on Tuesday. After been declared the winner, Malefo now has officially taken up the full responsibility to perform and participate as an elected Councilor in the Honiara City Council and his ward. City Clerk Charles Kelly said this now…

Not Gold!

Ship’s find are products of no value SUSPECTED “gold bars” salvaged from a sunken ship in the Malaita Outer Islands were found not to be gold. Experts from the Ministry of Mines and Energy, who physically checked the consignment, confirmed this to the Solomon Star yesterday. “They’re not gold, just a mixture of iron and…

Career diplomat dies

THE country has lost one of its long-serving diplomats and public servants on Monday this week. Beraki Jino, who hailed from Marovo in Western Province, died at the National Referral Hospital after a long illness. As a career diplomat who had worked in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for many years, Mr Jino had served…

Iromea plans to sue

BURNS Creek community chairman John Seti Iromea is now filing a court case to sue the Member of Parliament (MP) for Lau/Mbaelelea Augustine Auga and the Island Sun newspaper for Defamation of character. Speaking to the Solomon Star last week, Mr Iromea said this was in relation to an article published by the paper on…

No sex claim probe?

Ramobatu says he’s not aware of PMO sexual harassment investigation Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare has said an investigation into sexual harassment claim in his office is being investigated. He did not say who is investigating the claim. But Secretary to Cabinet, James Remobatu, who should be aware of the investigation, told the Sunday Star he was…