Chance to choose right leaders

The upcoming election provides an opportunity for voters to select leaders who have a heart for the nation. That’s according to president of the National Transformation Party of Solomon Islands (NTPSI) Pastor Ellison Barko. He pointed this out at the launch of his party’s manifesto at Gavagha Tourism site. Barko said the church plays an…

Talasasa to Sae: Surrender, face justice

DIRECTOR of Public Prosecutions Ronald Bei Talasasa last Friday appealed to fugitive Edmond Sae to surrender and face justice. Sae, a former police officer, is wanted for the murder of former police commissioner Sir Fredrick Soaki. Mr Talasasa made the appeal while speaking at Malaita provincial capital Auki at the Legal Open Day organised yesterday.…

Lilo denies ‘police interference’ claim

CARETAKER Prime Minister Gordon Darcy Lilo has denied interfering with police process. He also rejected claims he demanded the release of a boy police arrested at Vavaya Ridge, Honiara, on Tuesday night. Mr Lilo was responding to a front page story in Friday’s Solomon Star, which he described as false and misleading. In a statement…

Fiji office slams Satu’s claims

SOLOMON Islands High Commission in Suva, Fiji, refutes all the reasons claimed by Director of Civil Aviation, as reported in the daily papers in the Solomons and in Fiji this week as reasons for the delay in resolving the current air services impasse between Fiji and Solomon Islands. “In fact the events which led to…

Voters urged to vote wisely

VOTERS are urged to vote for MPs who will go into parliament to perform their constitutional mandate as legislators. Legal adviser for the National Transformation Party of Solomon Islands (NTPSI) James Apaniai made the statement at the launching of the party’s manifesto at Gavagha Tourism Site. Mr Apaniai said parliament is a law making institutions,…

Police clarify media report

POLICE say an article on the front page of the Solomon Star yesterday, accusing the care-taker Prime Minister of interfering with police work was misleading. In a statement, police say they attended a report and arrested the accused shortly after 8pm on Monday 21 October 2014. “He subsequently was taken and placed in custody.  The…

Rotary helps children get life-saving surgery

TWO children sent overseas for medical treatment have returned home cured – thanks to the Rotary Club of Honiara. Kate Afari and Zinzan Tesuatai were the latest of many children Rotary Club of Honiara sponsored under the Rotary Oceania Medical Aid for Children (ROMAC) program since 1997. ROMAC provides medical treatment for children from developing…

Call to probe SINTA credit union

SOLOMON Islands National Teachers Association (SINTA) has called on the Registrar of Credit Unions to investigate its subsidiary, SINTA Credit Union Ltd. SINTA’s acting general secretary Walter Tesuatai made the call in light of increasing frustrations amongst teachers who are members to credit union. Mr Tesuatai said the increasing frustration raised by members is serious.…

Call to remove funds from MPs

AN incoming government must remove constituency development funds from the control of MPs. Former Ombudsman and private lawyer John Smith Pitabelema said wide public criticism of development funds being controlled by MPs should send the signal to any government that the funds must be removed from MPs. He said the close working links between MPs…