Murder case adjourned

AN accused charged with murder following a killing in East Guadalcanal in 2010 has had his case further adjourned to April 23. Alphy Manedetea appeared in the Honiara Magistrates’ Court yesterday but was further remanded in custody. Police Prosecutor Abel Maelanga told the court that the file will be transferred to the Office of the…

Locals in Aust raising funds for relief effort

SOLOMON Islands communities and residents in Australia have begun packing and putting together goods to send to flood victims in Honiara. Speaking to Solomon Star from Brisbane, Maxine Kake, who was part of the Solomon Islands Brisbane Community who had already raised $4787.58 (SBD) through a concert performance by local boyband DMP, said that they…

Where are the solicitors?

THE Public Solicitor’s Office (PSO) has been requested to give explanations as to why its lawyers have not visited and provide legal representation to remandees at the Rove Correctional Centre. Principal Magistrate Jim Seuika made the request on Wednesday when presiding over criminal cases in the Honiara Magistrates’ Court. This was after two accused facing…

Lifting of Aussie travel sanctions welcomed

The Australia Fiji Business Council welcomed the formal lifting by the Australian Government of travel sanctions against certain Fijian citizens. The Australia Fiji Business Council president, Greg Pawson, said the council has long been an advocate of changing the sanctions. “This is because, whether intended or not, they were an impediment to the conduct of…

Research: Informal economy overlooked

A study on women traders in Papua New Guinea showed that the importance of the roles of market and informal economy were not given due recognition. The report showed that market access was increasingly gaining importance in developing countries which affords an opportunity for reducing poverty, improving food security, creating and strengthening income, and generating…

Manetoali joins SIVB on Isabel tour

Minister of culture and tourism Samuel Manetoali is joining the Solomon Island Visitors Bureau (SIVB) on its fourth provincial tour to Isabel province today. The tour is an initiatives of SIVB board of directors to allow the new SIVB chief executive officer (CEO) Josefa Tuamoto to visit some of the tourists destinations in the country.…

IPAM wins international award

The Institute of Public Administration & Management (IPAM) receives pioneer recognition award in the ICDL Asia annual forum in Singapore on Wednesday 2nd April 2014. The award was received by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Public Service, Mr. Ishmael Avui. The International Computer Drivers Licence (ICDL) Pioneer award recognizes IPAM as the very…

Landing craft undergo repair works

Washed ashore landing craft (LC) Ocean Grace is now at the Sasape International slipway in Tulagi, central province for overhaul and refitting. A crew and welder on board LC Ocean Grace told the Solomon  Star yesterday tha the landing craft is now currently at the Sasape slipway since Monday. “We are now in Tulagi to…