MPAs REJECT ACCIDENT CLAIMS

…..opted to file Character defamation lawsuit against Talifilu, commentators MEMBER of the Provincial Assembly for Ward 11 in Malaita Province, Elijah Asilaua has out-rightly rejected claims made in the social media about a drink and drive accident which involved two MPAs in Honiara this week. Mr Asilaua exclusively told the Solomon Star that the information…

In Court with Assumpta Buchanan

Alleged illegal voter’s final sub deferred     FINAL submissions on the matter of the man who stood trial for allegedly registered in several constituencies using different names in 2018 to vote at the Last National General Election has been further deferred. Alif Vai’s lawyer Ben Alasia of Public Solicitor’s Office was reportedly sick this…

SI ready to graduate

The Solomon Islands is in its transition phase of graduating from the Least Developing Countries category and is scheduled to graduate by 2024. That’s according to Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare during his remarks at the 76th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) session on the weekend. “Solomon Islands is in its transition phase of graduating from…

IT’S 6%

SINPF pays its members 6% crediting rate for 2020-2021 financial year   PRIME Minister and Supervising Minister for the Ministry of Finance & Treasury (MoFT), Manasseh Sogavare has announced a 6% crediting rate to Solomon Islands National Provident Fund (SINPF) members for the last 12 months, ending June 30 2021. “Ladies and gentlemen, members of…

STOP THE ATTACK

SIBA; stop the criticisms against the judiciary  THE Solomon Islands Bar Association (SIBA), which represents the interests of practicing lawyers, has expressed extremely concern about the media’s criticisms of the Chief Justice and Registrar of High Court. This follows reported published in this paper under the headline; “The Olssons doomed with H/Court officials” published under…

One Link’s boss to be sentenced, Oct 8

PRINCIPAL Magistrate Felix Hollison will deliver the sentence of Charles Dora, One Link Pacifica’s boss who operated the money investment scheme without a license, on October 8. This followed the sentencing submissions and mitigation made by the prosecution and the defence counsel yesterday morning. Having heard from both counsels, Mr Hollison adjourned the matter to…

In Court with Assumpta

Ruling in unlawful sex case, Oct 4   RULING on a committal hearing conducted on the case of a 50 year-old man accused of having unlawful sexual intercourse with his six year-old grandniece in 2019 will be delivered next week. A short form preliminary inquiry was conducted yesterday on this case before Principal Magistrate Leonard…

WALK OUT PROTEST

Malaita acting premier walks out from premiers conference MALAITA Province Acting Premier Nelson Lenty on Tuesday reportedly walked out of the Premiers conference in Honiara, during the Attorney General’s (AG’s) presentation. Information reaching Solomon Star Auki claimed that Mr Lenty was offended when John Muria Jr did a presentation on the Provincial Government Act which…