Stop selling those MP’s materials

Local businessman’s plea By RONALD TOITO’ONA   THE practice of recipients selling materials obtained through their Member of Parliament to non-recipients is now normal in the Shortland Islands, says local Bottle Shop owner Maiko Siru. He told the Star National Magazine during an interview at his busy bottle shop and bar at Korovou, during a…

MARIST SECURE SPOT

National side through to quarters By CARLOS ARUAFU   MARIST FC join Team Wellington to secure a spot each for the quarter finals of the OFC Champions League 2018. This follows the results of the final two group D matches at the Lawson Tama Stadium yesterday. Marist beat Lupe Ole Saoga 3-1 while Team Wellington…

Gov’t clarifies why parliament adjourned

THE Government says parliament was adjourned on Friday because the required reports from the Bills and Legislations Committee (BLC) have not been completed. “The completion of these reports by the BLC is required for the next steps in the parliamentary process,” a statement the Office of the Prime Minister and Cabinet issued, said. “As such, the…

LEADS INTO ATTACK CASE

Police have very strong leads which may soon result in the arrest of suspects involved in the knife attack of a prominent Honiara businessman John Lee on Wednesday morning in Honiara. Supervising Police Commissioner Juanita Matanga told journalists on Thursday that police have a number of good leads following an investigation that is being carried…

Honiara goes under flood waters again

HONIARA went under storm floods yet again on Thursday in the wake of a heavy downpour that started around 5am, forcing schools and businesses to shut down for the day. Lack of a proper drainage system across the city was again blamed for the flooding of roads and streets, especially along Kukum Highway. Vehicles had…

Unexploded bombs removed from Tulagi

THE Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force has safely removed unexploded bombs (UXOs) from the Second World War from Tulagi in the Central Islands Province (CIP) on Tuesday to Honiara. Supervising Provincial Police Commander, CIP, Inspector John Sara said, “The two unexploded bombs were found at a couple of…

Police dismiss media reports

POLICE on Wednesday dismissed media reports alleging that Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) removed some personal items from the 29 Bougainvilleans who were intercepted and taken into custody near Vella la Vella Island last week. “The the reports are false, nothing less, nothing more,” a statement police issued yesterday said. “When police arrested the men,…

In court with Assumpta Buchanan

* Lawyers summoned to explain delay* Bank robbery cases before court March 5* Court grants final adjournment   Lawyers summoned to explain delay TWO senior lawyers from the Public Solicitor’s Office have been ordered to attend court today and explain the delay in allocating a lawyer for one of the three men facing false pretence and…

Sustaining peace and stability

Prime Minister RICK HOUENIPWELA delivered this speech on Wednesday at the launch of a new peacebuilding programme supported by the UN Peacebuilding Fun:   I AM honored to have been invited to address you and to officially launch this new peacebuilding programme supported by the UN Peacebuilding Fund. Sustaining peace and stability is the priority…