Mbike shooting suspects to know destiny tomorrow

The fate of the four people accused of the Mbike Island shooting incident in 2014 will be known tomorrow. This followed the short form preliminary inquiry conducted on the case yesterday before Principal Magistrate Fatima Taeburi. Aikan Maelausia, Harrison Niumalefo, Billy Kanakana Ringasui and Julyn Mika will know tomorrow as to whether they will be…

Aipia wants discovered minerals back

A MEDICAL doctor who led a team to salvage suspected “gold bars” from a sunken ship in the Malaita Outer Islands wanted those wrecks back. Dr Reginald Aipia broke his silence on Wednesday after experts from the Ministry of Mines and Energy revealed the suspected treasure were not gold as earlier speculated. “I have my…

Lilo vs Tanangada case for Friday

The election petition hearing between the former Prime Minister and Member of Parliament for Gizo/Kolombangara Constituency Gordon Darcy Lilo and his rival Jimson Fiau Tanangada has been moved to tomorrow afternoon. The reason for the adjournment was because Nuatali Tongarutu of ANT Legal Service who represents the petitioner Lilo is being admitted at the National…

Opposition queries new hospital morgue

THE Parliamentary Opposition Group has expressed grave concerns about the awful state of the existing morgue at the National Referral Hospital (NRH). In a statement, it says the unspeakable state of the morgue has been overlooked by the Health administration and has called for the current Government to seriously address the issue. The Opposition Group…

Minister Tuki launches gender assessment report

THE Minister for Women, Youth, Children and Family Affairs in the country, Freda Tuki has launched the Country Gender Assessment Report (CGA) on Tuesday in Honiara. The Solomon Islands Country Gender Assessment is headed by the Ministry of Women, Youth, Children and Family Affairs and funded by the Asian Development Bank (ADB). “It is my…

Star Auki bureau relocates, resume

THE Auki based Solomon Star bureau office reopens its normal services as of today after relocating to its new office base. The new office space is now located at the second floor of the Tropic Glass and Aluminum building next to the Bank South Pacific (BSP) in Auki. The office had been closed for a…

Usi’s chiefly title stripped off

PETER Usi has been terminated from his role as chief to the Burns Creek community, after claims that the reconciliation ceremony between Lau/Mbaelelea MP Augustine Auga early last month, was being hijacked. Community chairman John Seti Iromea confirmed this to the Solomon Star in an interview that, Peter Usi is no longer a chief of…

UNDP new country manager meets PM

The Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare has welcomed UNDP’s new Country Manager, Ms Azusa Kubota who was just recently appointed as the head of the UN Joint Present for the Solomon Islands. Ms Kubota previously served as UNDP Deputy Resident Representative in Laos and Maldives and has previously worked in the UNDP Headquarters. At the meeting…

Driver cheats death

A DRIVER on Wednesday narrowly escapes death after a two-tonne dump truck he was driving hit a tree near the SIFF academy in East Honiara. The driver lost control of the truck when its cabin in which he was sitting inside and driving tilted forward after its pin and lock under the cabin lost grip.…

Opposition calls to deal with NRH issues

THE Parliamentary Opposition Group is calling on the Minister of Health & Medical Services, Dr. Tautai Angikimua, Kaitu’u to rectify the many issues affecting our National Referral Hospital (NRH). In a statement, the Opposition Group said the Minister and his responsible officers are obliged to inform the nation on how they are addressing serious issues…