Proposed bus meeting called off

The proposed meeting to discuss issues faced by local bus owners in Honiara with the stakeholders failed to eventuate on Tuesday due to lack of attendance by the local bus owners. After the shocking five hours strike by bus drivers and conductors on Monday, an agreement was reached for a meeting with the stakeholders to…

Asian bus owners under spotlight

Drivers stage protest LOCAL bus drives and conductors showed their frustration last Monday towards the continuing increase in the number of Asian-owned buses operating in Honiara by staging a five-hour protest. They took the law into their own hands when they decided to stop working for more than five hours in protest to the issue.…

APID: West Rennell is still yours

The Asia Pacific Investment Development (APID) has clarified amidst mass controversial debate to its land acquisition process to it’s propose mining tenements in West Rennell that it does not take away the rights of landowners. Rather is there to work together in developing the province for a better and brighter province with good economy that…

Boso trial fails to proceed

HE trial on the case of the Permanent Secretary for the Ministry of Rural Development, Selina Boso did not proceed on Monday. This was because Chief Magistrate Emmanuel Kouhota,who was supposed to hear the trial, was not available. He is currently overseas. The trial was listed for five days, and was supposed to start on…

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…

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…