Nurses, docs submit demand to gov’t

ABOUT 300 paramedics and doctors, who served at National Referral Hospital during the ethnic conflict from 1998-2003 on Guadalcanal are demanding compensation from the government. They are asking the government to pay each of them $300,000 – a request if granted would cost tax payers about $90 million. The submission came after the government paid…

Te’e: no more wars

A FORMER commanded of the disbanded Guadalcanal Revolution Army (GRA) has slammed rumours circulating in town that Guadalcanal people are starting another war. Andrew Te’e came out public to dispel the rumours after fears expressed, especially by Malaitans living on the outskirts of Honiara.  “Let me say this: the rumours are simply untrue,” Mr Te’e…

Brothers to seek bail

A POSSIBLE bail application will be made in court next week for three men accused of involving in a clash that broke out with another party at the Water Front nightclub. George Gray of Public Solicitor’s Office will apply for bail to Paul Junior Maenu’u, Lency Maenu’u and Henry Maenu’u. The brothers appeared in the…

Second arson suspect arrested

A SECOND man has been arrested and charged for the arson at Windy Ridge in Central Guadalcanal in April this year. Patken Rere was brought to the Honiara Magistrates Court on Thursday afternoon for remand but was however, released on a cash bail of $1, 500. He will appear again in court on June 17.…

Tovosia, Veke case resumes Monday

THE cases of the Member of Parliament for East Guadalcanal Bradley Tovosia and Guadalcanal Premier Anthony Veke will resume at the Honiara Magistrates’ Court on Monday. The court will know on that day as to whether or not the trial will proceed. The trial depends entirely on the availability of all the defence counsels, including…

Report it

LCC has powers to probe unexplained wealth: Kalu PUBLIC servants possessing unexplained wealth that are far beyond their incomes can be reported to the Leadership Code Commission (LCC) for proper investigation. LCC chairman Solomon Kalu clarified this in the wake of claims certain public servants are enriching themselves through dishonest allocations of government contracts. “The…

Students safe

But they wanted to return home SOLOMON Islands students studying at University of Papua New Guinea (UPNG) were evacuated from the university campus on Wednesday to a hotel after police opened fire on protesting students. And they told the Solomon Star although none of them took part in the protest or was injured in the…

Mobile service to Eastern Malaita

Bmobile-Vodafone are delighted to have launched a new tower on Tuesday 7th June for East Malaita. This tower will now give the coastal area of East Kwarae full coverage. The tower is located on Leili Island and will help improve this regions coverage beaming signals right across the waters back in the populated areas. A…

PS clarifies concerns on franchise shipping

Ministry of Infrastructure and Development (MID) Permanent Secretary, Henry Murray has clarified to calls to give new shipping company’s a chance under the Franchise Shipping Services (FSS). Concern has been raised on the vessel Vatud Star, be given equal chance to operate under the franchise shipping arrangement. Vatud Star is owned by Vatud constituency in…

Lad to Buckingham for award

NOLAN Salmon Parairua will travel to Buckingham Palace in England next Wednesday to receive an award from the Queen for his leadership role. Parairua, 26 years, is among eight Pacific Islanders who will receive the awards. They are among 60 young people from around the Commonwealth to receive a Queen’s Young Leaders Award. The winners…