Commission elaborates on court ruling

THE Political Parties Commission (PPC) has defended the High Court ruling on Forum Solomon Islands International (FSII) Facebook page on Wednesday. Chief Justice Sir Albert Palmer has ruled in favour of the Commission after re-elected member Mathew Wale and his unregistered party – Solomon Islands Democratic Party (SIDP) took it to court. Mr Wale had…

Maneka welcomes petition

Newly elected Member of Parliament (MP) of North Guadalcanal Constituency says he welcomes any petition taken against him by outgoing and ousted Member of Parliament (MP) for North Guadalcanal Constituency Martin Sopage. This follows rumours the ousted MP is planing to lodge a petition. Speaking to the Solomon Star yesterday Samson Maneka said; “I already…

PAP still looking for ally

PEOPLE Alliance Party (PAP) is still sitting on the fence and remains undecided as to which political group it will team up with to form the government. This came after reports that PAP plans to join United Democratic Party (UDP) headed by it parliamentary wing leader, Danny Philip, and other small parties to form a…

Group welcomes elected MPs

FORUM Solomon Islands International (FSII) has congratulated the 50 newly elected members of parliament. In a statement the group said despite one’s perception and mixed reactions, people have spoken through their ballot papers. There have been reported incidences of unhappy voters damaging public and private properties as a result of disagreement over results. FSII strongly…

Opposition accuses Beu on Vanikoro logging

Temotu Provincial Government Opposition leader Edward Daiwo has accused Temotu Premier Fr Brown Beu over the logging operation on Vanikoro Island. The logging company is Jayer Berya Limited. MP for Vaiakau ward Daiwo made the accusation on Wednesday during the assembly meeting to consider Temotu’s provincial budget 2014/2015. Daiwo claimed that something fishy had happened…

Case back to Magistrate for re-trial

THE case of the prominent businesswoman, Mary Chow, is now before the Honiara Magistrates’ Court and it is for a retrial. Chow appeared on Wednesday and her matter was further adjourned to December 10, to determine the trial date. Her case was remitted back to the magistrates’ court after she won her appeal case in…

Tasia theological centre holds first graduate

Tasia Theological training centre in the Diocese of Isabel held a graduation ceremony early this week on Monday. The graduation marked the completion of three years diploma studies for its students, who have undergone diploma studies in priesthood. The significance of the graduation was that, it’s the first graduation since the diploma studies was introduced…

Beu: Major developments in Lata

Temotu Premier Fr Brown Beu says that his government has established significant developments during his term in office. Beu said with the help of national government, infrastructure development was improved as compered previous years. “These achievements show the stability of my government and of course the help national government through those funds are channeled through…

Warrant of arrest for public officer

POLICE will be executing a warrant of arrest for a public officer facing false pretence charges, who failed to turn up in court, Wednesday. Police prosecutor Alice Foanaota told Principal Magistrate Sheppard Lapo the excuses given by the accused Frank Sade Bilau were lame. She told the court the accused informed the prosecution office he…

Witness testifies in closed court

A CROWN witness is given evidence in a closed court in the trial of three men accused of killing a young diplomat in Honiara in 2012. She testified in court on Wednesday and is now being cross-examined by the defence counsels. The hearing was adjourned on Wednesday afternoon and will resume today before Justice Francis…