BACK IN JAIL

Bailed alleged robber faces attempted murder charges By ASSUMPTA BUCHANAN  AN accused who is on bail for allegedly robbing $1 million from two Asians who were on their way to the bank to deposit the money, was back in police custody yesterday – this time on attempted murder charges. Police remanded Eric Junior Nathaniel on…

$10k in fine for brewing kwaso

A man who confesses to having in his possession utensils for brewing kwaso has been fined $10,000 recently in the Honiara Magistrate’s Court. Primo Maehada, 53, was sentenced last Friday after pleaded guilty to the offence before Principal Magistrate Jim Seuika. Mr Seuika then imposed a fine of $10,000 in default of six months imprisonment.…

PM reaffirms war on corruption

PRIME Minister Rick Hou on Monday called on the nation to stand together to fight and eradicate corruption. He made the call at an event organised to mark International Anti- Corruption Day, as well as the historic launch of the Anti- Corruption Act 2018, and the Whistle-Blowers Act 2018 in Honiara. “Today 10th of December…

JAPANESE ZERO FOUND IN KOLOBANGARA

JAPENESE ZERO was discovered in November at Kolobangara in the Western Solomons by Sunga Boso of Dive Munda and Barbra Buchanan of USA’s WRECK DIVING Magazine. Side Dive Munda Operations Manager Belinda Botha relayed to Solomon Star Gizo via email and forwarded from associate Jack McKee who translated the Japanese characters said that the plane…

AOTAHA CAVE

Try Somewhere Different By IAN MCDONALD KAUKUI AOTAHA Cave is a must visit place when in Bellona, Renbell Province. Situated at the eastern end of the island, Aotaha means “Day break”. The name is derived from its location where itis the first place to see the sun as it rises on the horizon. Aotaha is…

Australia congratulates SI for reaching a major milestone in the Tina River Hydro Power Project

Australia would like to congratulate the Solomon Islands Government and Solomon Power for reaching a major milestone for the Tina River Hydro Power Project this week. In the presence of the Prime Minister, the Hon Rick Houenipwela, key stakeholders, including the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance and Treasury, Manasseh Sogavare, and the Minister…

KOREAN AMBASSADOR PRESENTS CREDENTIALS

Korea’s Ambassador to Solomon Islands His Excellency Kang Kymgu has presented his credentials to the Governor-General of Solomon Islands, His Excellency Sir Frank Ofagioro Kabui at the Government House on Thursday 6th December, 2018. Ambassador Kymgu highlighted both countries’ friendship in the past 40 years. “Notably Solomon Islands has been a dependable companion of the…

In Court with Assumpta Buchanan

* Con man jailed* Man found guilty of possession of weapon* Biliki back in court Dec 18 Con man jailed A man who obtained more than $144,400 from a well-known business man in 2015 has been sentenced to a total of 18 months imprisonment on Friday. Willie Wane Funua had pleaded guilty to four counts…

Munda Airport Remains Open

PERMANENT Secretary of the Ministry of Communication and Aviation (MCA) Mr. Moses Virivolomo says there is no such thing as threats to close Munda airport as claimed. He said the airport belongs to the government through a goodwill gift by the fore-fathers of the current claimants and hence no one has the right to dispute…