Enoch crowned 2015 Miss Solomon

Miss Mokolo Enterprise’s Deanne Enoch has been crowned Miss Solomon Islands 2015 -2016. She took the Miss Solomon crown after winning the 2015 Pageant Show on Saturday night. “I am so happy and humbled to be the winner,” she told the Solomon Star after her victory.  “This surely pays of the many hard works and…

‘There was no negotiation’

THE MINISTER of Foreign Affairs and External Trade, Milner Tozaka has denied any negotiation with Fiji government to resolve the air service agreement between Solomon Airlines and Fiji Airways in January this year. This came after chairman for Public Accounts Committee, Rick Hou told Parliament that the air-service agreement with Fiji, Papua New Guinea and…

Moves to address land issues in Malaita

The Democratic Coalition for Change (DCC) Government will carry out a major traditional boundary demarcation exercise program in Malaita Province next year. National Consultant for Land Reform in the Office of the Prime Minister Genesis Kofana revealed in an  interview this week. “This exercise will cost taxpayers money approximately worth $1million that is for Malaita…

Magistrate blame lawyers for case delays

PRINCIPAL Magistrate Jim Seuika yesterday raised concerns again on the delay of cases due to absences of lawyers in the Honiara Magistrates’ Court. He said it seems that the Public Solicitor’s Office prioritise high court matters than those in the Honiara Magistrates’ Court. He expressed his concern after vacating the trial of a juvenile because…

Juvenile trial vacated

TRIAL has been vacated yesterday on the case of the juvenile facing a defilement charge, giving him a chance to find another lawyer to represent him. This was after the juvenile turned up in court yesterday without a lawyer. His lawyer Stanley Aupai from the Public Solicitor’s Office has gone on leave. He has requested…

Hunikera trial resumes next month

CONTINUATION of trial in relation to the traffic case against former provincial police commander of Guadalcanal Daniel Hunikera will start next month. Last Friday prosecution called only one witness. Prosecution will call another witness and avail four other police officers for the defence to cross-examine before closing its case. So far five witnesses were already…

PEC awards hearing ends

THE hearing of the legal suit challenging the tax-free pay awarded to MPs in April this year has ended on Tuesday in the High Court. Closing submissions will be made today. The trial started on Monday before Chief Justice Sir Albert Palmer. Parliamentary Wing Leader of the People’s First Party Derrick Manu’ari, who was one…