New kindy centre, a success story

ITS a historical moment for Alynath Kindy Centre to host guests from the Australian Baptist Church recently. The Australians initiated the centre which now serves its three years of service in the country. The kindy centre is located along Gilbert Camp area, East Honiara. As such the centre was able to showcase to the guests…

Plans to withdraw some charges still not acted on

THE men accused of the armed robbery outside of the Bank of South Pacific (BSP) at Point Cruz earlier this year are still waiting for prosecution to withdraw some of the charges against them. Prosecution had on a previous court hearing conformed considering withdrawing the unlawful wounding charges against Stanley Ramo, Eric Junior Nathaniel, Richard…

Juvenile jailed for 3 years

A JUVENILE who admitted hurling a stone at another man’s head injuring him and robbing a shop at Kukum has been sentenced to a total of three years and three months in prison. The accused, who was only 13 years of age in November 2015 when he committed the offence,was sentenced in a closed court…

Document on Cyber King Case not ready

The pre-trial conference documents in relation to the case of the managing director of the closed mini casino Cyber King; are not yet ready. Public Prosecutor Bradley Dalipanda informed the court yesterday that documents for the pre-trial conference are yet to be finalised. He added that the lawyer representing Ting Kwong Hing is also abroad…

Man jailed for 30 months

A MAN who intimidated his sister and had in his possession a homemade firearm has been sentenced to a total of 30 months in jail on Monday. Principal Magistrate Augustine Aulanga, when handing down the sentence, also ordered that the firearm be forfeited to the Police and destroyed. The period of time Charles Ghora spent…

OPMC must justify $1.6M trip: Opposition

THE Parliamentary Opposition Group is shocked by media revelations that the Prime Minister’s 16-men delegation trip to Taiwan is costing taxpayers SBD $1.6million. In a statement on Monday, the Opposition Group called on the Office of the Prime Minister & Cabinet (OPMC) to justify the total cost of the trip. “The amount is not only…

SI-Taiwan ties intact

SOLOMON Islands still maintain a strong and robust relationship with Republic of China (Taiwan). Acting permanent secretary of Ministry of Foreign Affairs and External Trade, Joseph Ma’ahanua explained this after questions raised in the public that Solomon Islands might change its diplomatic relationship from Taiwan to mainland China. This came after Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare…

Gizo hospital arson suspect arrested

Police in Gizo, Western Province have arrested a male person in his 30’s following the burning of the Gizo old hospital building on Friday afternoon. Police alleged that the accused, who suffers health complications, started the fire in his room. Police said occupants of the building were evacuated with some properties being removed in time.…

DWU Students without allowance

SOLOMON Islands students studying at Divine Word University are calling on the government to pay their second semester allowances. This came after they are on month in class, but are still to receive their allowances. One of the students told Solomon Star that they inquired with student attaché in Port Moresby, Clair Damutalau, but she…