Father to plea on Aug 10

THE man who allegedly raped his daughter in April this year at a plantation in East Guadalcanal will enter his plea on August 10. This was after prosecution withdrew the charge of incest yesterday and maintained the rape charge. The 65-year-old father from Temotu was initially charged with one count of rape and another count…

SISA to help appeal against NTC’s decision

THE Solomon Islands Students Association (SISA) executive at the University of South Pacific in Fiji has agreed to stand with the students on the termination and suspension list and agreed to appeal the decision. This was revealed by the SISA president, Anthony Maelasi according to information this paper received. Reports reaching this paper said that…

TSI queries govt’s $13M payment of Zome motel

TRANSPARENCY Solomon Islands(TSI) is questioning the government’s proposed payment of $13.875 million to Zome Enterprises Ltd. In a statement, Monday, TSI said they have sighted documents showing two separate payments were paid into the account of Zome Enterprises last month.  A total of $4.875 was paid on 8th of July 2015 and another payment of…

Action on students clarified

THE Education Attaché (EA) who is looking after Solomon Islands Government sponsored students in Fiji has clarified the National Training Committee’s (NTC) decision to terminate and suspend a number of students studying at the University of South Pacific (USP). The Solomon Star understood that about 59 students have been terminated and suspended after they failed…

Tuesday’s forum called off

The People’s Forum set down for Tuesday at the National Museum auditorium has been postponed until further notice. Reports said, this was due to the last minute advice from the National Museum head office to cancel the meeting. No explanation was given for the cancellation but Forum Solomon Islands International (FSII) hopes there is no…

Lack of public toilets annoys bus drivers

LACK of public toilets in Honiara city has disappointed bus drivers and conductors and it is also a contributing issue to their strike on Monday. A spokesperson for the group, James Ado said that the Honiara City Council has issued licenses to bus owners to run their businesses but failed to provide proper toilets in…

Pacific magistrates visit NZ Family Court

CHIEF Magistrate Emmanuel Kouhota was among senior magistrates and judges from the Pacific that visited the Waitakere District Court in Auckland on Friday. They were hosted by Judge Lisa Tremewan, as they wrapped up discussions at the Pacific Regional Judges and Magistrates Consultation in New Zealand. Organised by the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC),…

New pharmacy store opens at Tulagi

PEOPLE of Central Province now have improved access to life saving medicine with the opening of an Australian Government funded Provincial Medical Store in Tulagi last week. The new facility will benefit the 3,500 people in the Ngella area by increasing the amount of medical supplies stored in Tulagi and keeping them better protected. The…

3 SINU staff to study in South Korea

THREE lecturers at the Solomon Islands National University (SINU) will undertake postgraduate studies in fisheries in South Korea. This is made possible under a Memorandum of Understanding signed by Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) and Solomon Islands National University on 7th May 2014. KOICA is the international development arm of the South Korean Government. The…

Central financially commits to Federal State Process

The Central Provincial Premier Selwyn Mapuli says his Government will put into effect annual appropriation of funds from fiscal year 2016-2017 to cater for the design of Central’s State constitution-making. This is in anticipation of the proposed Federal system. He made this remarks while officially closing the awareness program of the 2nd 2014 Draft Federal…