Murray to be sentenced March 29

THE former permanent secretary for the Ministry of Infrastructure Development (MID), Henry Murray will be sentenced on March 29. This followed the sentencing submissions and mitigation made on his case on Monday in the Honiara Magistrates’ Court. Murray was convicted last year of defrauding the government of more than 700, 000. He was found guilty…

HOU EYES 3RD TERM

Caretaker PM confident of securing seat By ANDREW FANASIA CARETAKER Prime Minister Rick Hou says he’s confident of securing his Small Malaita seat and returning for a third term in Parliament. Hou expressed his confidence in his final press conference as prime minister with reporters, Tuesday. He’s leaving office this week to concentrate on his…

Kemakeza loses ‘Sir’

Former PM stripped of knighthood title Former Prime Minister Allan Kemakeza has already lost the knighthood title he was awarded in 2001 and should not be referred to as “Sir Allan” again. The Government House clarified this on Saturday, following recent references by the media to Kemakeza as “Sir Allan”. “Following the revocation of the…

Oil spill ruins MPA 

THE Marine Protected Area (MPA) at Lavangu Bay was completely destroyed by spilled oil from the wrecked MV Solomon Trader that runs aground inside the MPA boundary.  Solomon Star has visited the devastated site last Saturday and witnessed that the MPA owned by a coastal community within the largest bay of the island was polluted,…

AN ADVICE FOR LOCAL WOMEN

“Go with your interests and your passions” “Women in Solomon Islands are determined and focused on improving the lives of their immediate family, they get on with it, they are hardworking, they are all about bettering their family’s lives.” Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Solomon Islands Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SICCI), Ms Atenasi…