No cases at Magistrate’s Court until Thurs

NO criminal, civil, or family matters have been heard or listed in the Honiara Magistrates’ Court as of Monday. This will continue until Thursday when the Magistrate’s Court will resume hearing of cases. This is because all magistrates are on a two days retreat outside of Honiara. A notice was pinned up in front of…

Kenilorea: focus on border

‘Halt the virus at our borders’ By ANDREW FANASIA WHILST supporting the Prime Minister’s COVID-19 nationwide address on Monday Member of Parliament (MP) for East Are’are Peter Kenilorea Jr says that our main focus should be on our borders. Kenilorea who is also the Chairman for Parliamentary Foreign Policy Committee joined the Prime Minister in…

Testing capabilities now expand 

MINISTRY of Health and Medical Services has expanded its testing capabilities beyond Honiara.  Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare stated this during his weekly nation-wide address on Monday.  “Ministry of Health and Medical Services has expended its COVID-19 testing capabilities beyond Honiara.  “Gizo Hospital is now testing for COVID-19 in its laboratory with the first 8 tests…

Parliament to sit next Monday

PARLIAMENT will sit next week on Monday. This was revealed by Clerk to National Parliament in a service message to all Members of Parliament (MP) last night. The message advises all MPs to make all effort to attend the sitting schedule for Monday morning. Its understood the sitting is to discuss and approve the extension…

Call to build separate COVID-19 facilities

THE global pandemic (COVID-19) will be here for quite some time. This means the government needs to build a separate COVID-19 facility away from the normal health amenities at the National Referral Hospital (NRH). Speaking to this paper on Monday Transparency Solomon Islands (TSI) Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Ruth Liloqula said this could be one…

9 years for sexual offence on girl, 4

A 40-year-old man who had sexually abused a four-year-old neighbour last July in Honiara has been sentenced to nine years imprisonment at the High Court. The man who cannot be named to protect the identity of the young complainant was sentenced after pleading guilty to one count of having sexual intercourse with an underage child. Judge…

NOBLE OFFER

Dr Togamae offers free embalming services By ANDREW FANASIA DOCTOR Pedical Togamae has offered his embalming service for free to all good citizens of Solomon Islands, a decision described as a patriotic and noble. Speaking to Solomon Star yesterday, Dr. Togamae said as a professional doctor doing embalming at the National Referral Hospital morgue, he…

EMERGENCY PERIOD MAY EXTEND

‘Cabinet approves SoPE extension’ By ANDREW FANASIA PRIME Minister (PM) Manasseh Sogavare would be endorsing a recommendation to his Excellency the Governor-General (GG) to make a declaration for the extension of the current State of Public Emergency (SoPE) when it lapses at midnight on 24th July 2020. This came after the Cabinet has approved the…