Potential for tourism

The coastal region of North West Guadalcanal still offers an ideal spot for tourism activities which needs to be developed to support the industry and the economy. That’s the view of a Visale man John Toki while speaking to the Solomon Star during a one day trip to Visale on Monday, Mr Toki said the…

Renbel premier wants Assembly suspended

EMBATTLED Renbel premier Lence Tangosia says he has requested the Ministry of Provincial Government to suspend the Renbel Provincial Assembly. He made the request after four of his ministers who resigned recently refused to rejoin his government. Mr Tangosia said he wanted Minister Silas Tausinga to use his powers to suspend the assembly because of…

SI-EITI pushes for revenue transparency in mining sector

The Solomon Islands Extractive Industries Transparency Initiatives (SIEITI) is pushing hard for transparency and accountability around the revenue collected from the mining industries in the country. The Government supported Initiative which is funded by the World Bank has started in 2012. In June 2014,  It had released an independent reports on the revenue collected from…

Unlicensed cases top Police traffic operation

UNLICENSED related cases topped police’s weekend traffic operations in the capital. The police media unit yesterday revealed that out of the 605 vehicles that have been checked during the weekend traffic operations, 22 have been detained with the drivers arrested and charged. “Out of the 22 traffic cases recorded over the weekend, only four were…

Lands PS defends ministry

PERMANENT secretary of the Ministry of Lands Stanley Waleanisia has defended his ministry against public perception that it is one of the most “corrupt” government ministries. Speaking during an exclusive interview with the Solomon Star, Mr Waleanisia said like any other ministry, there are policies and procedures that act as a compass for officers to…

Alleged arsonist under warrant

POLICE will be searching for an alleged arsonist who failed to turn up on Monday in court for the setting of his trial date. This followed a warrant of arrest that has been issued for the accused John Makasi on Monday in the Honiara Magistrate Court. He was supposed to turn up so that a…

Court clears son of charges

CHARLES against a man accused of obstructing Government officers on duty at one of the flood evacuation centres in Honiara have been cleared. This is due to insufficient evidence against the accused Eddie Agooka. Principal Magistrate Shepherd Lapo freed Eddie of the six counts of refusing to cooperate with government officers during the state of…

Cruel mother placed on good behaviour bond

A MOTHER who mistreated her five year-old daughter on various occasions this year has been placed on a good behaviour bond. Principal Magistrate Jim Seuika imposed a 12-month bound over in the sum of $300 for the mother of four, Anna Matakale on Tuesday. Magistrate Seuika warned the 34-year-old mother that if she commits any…