Dr Sikua to govt: Introduce other scholarship schemes

THE leader of the Parliamentary Independent Group Dr Derek Sikua has called on the government through the Ministry of Education and Human Resources Development (MEHRD) to introduce other scholarship schemes in 2017. This was in view of the recent media debate regarding the 2016 SIG scholarship awards. In a statement yesterday, the former education minister…

Lilo’s petition adjourned

The petition filed by the former Prime Minister Gordon Darcy Lilo against the Minister for Rural Development Jimson Tanangada for alleged vote buying and bribery during the election campaign has been adjourned to the 1st of July, 2016. This was confirmed to the Solomon Star by the High Court, stating that the adjournment was based…

PM to deal with Ports Authority

THE impact of Solomon Islands Ports Authority (SIPA) ongoing reform on business activities has forced Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare to take a stand to deal with the situation. He made the promise to address the situation when meeting with the General Manager of the Guadalcanal Plains Palm Oil Limited (GPPOL) Andrew Kerr and General Manager…

Trial for bank robbery to be fixed

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Trial date on the Westpac Bank robbery matter will be soon fixed now that two of the five men facing the charges are arrested and remanded in custody. Jonathan Wanefiolo and Stanley Waneakwasia who were under warrant of arrest on previous appearance are now in custody. Three of the accused, security officer Harry Lilimae,…

Mbike case to High Court

Four people accused of the Mbike Island shooting incident in 2014 have been committed to stand trial in the High Court on Monday. This was after Principal Magistrate Fatima Taeburi found sufficient evidence against the four accused following a short form preliminary inquiry conducted on their case. Aikan Maelausia, Harrison Niumalefo, Billy Kanakana Ringasui and…

Honiara police traffic checks successful

The RSIPF Police Traffic Unit conducted two major traffic check operations on Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 March at Central Market area and Rove Police Head Quarters. The two operations stopped and checked more than 370 vehicles, 14 of which were detained and charged with offences related to unlicensed vehicles and other related offences. The…

Murder suspect arrested in Western province

Police are currently investigating a murder incident at Vella La Vella, in the Western Province in relation to the death of a 19-year old woman who was allegedly murdered by her husband over a domestic violence incident. Police at Gizo have arrested a 24-year old man from Karakara village, Vella La Vella following the incident…

Auki arm robbery suspects arrested

Police at Auki have arrested a wanted male suspect in relation to the BSP Bank armed robbery incident earlier this year. The suspect was reported to have been nabbed while drinking alcohol with friends at Faurere village, North Malaita by members of the RSIPF special Unit task force on the early part of Saturday 12…