Moli supports hydro project

FORMER premier of Malaita province Reuben Moil urges Fiu village resource owners of the proposed hydro project to cooperate by working together to ensure the project gets off the ground. Mr Moli urged Government and Malaita Provincial Government to put all efforts into getting the project implemented. A resident of Fiu village himself, Mr Moli…

In Parliament today

With the Parliament Media Unit As part of its ongoing public relation, parliament will form now publish its proceedings in the print media as a way to engaged with its citizens. Starting today parliament is publishing its order paper for the proceedings of today. In today’s proceedings Parliament will begin with prayers and then followed…

Lawyer withdraws service

THE lawyer representing the former Correctional Service officer facing multiple fraud charges had withdrawn his legal representation on Tuesday. Stanley Aupai of Public Solicitor’s Office said he withdrew his representation because his client did not follow instructions. Don Lisi Talu is now without a lawyer. Principal Magistrate Fatima Taeburi asked him to find himself another…

Funubana to return to Court Oct 26

THE case of the bus driver accused of abducting a Chinese national and then assaulted him in 2013 will be brought back to the Honiara Magistrates Court on October 26. Eddie Funubana appeared on Tuesday but told the court his lawyer is still awaiting confirmation from the High Court in relation to is Practitioner’s License.…

Sogavare’s $1.5m land buy

It’s a loan, says PM PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare says he and his family obtained a loan of $1.5 million to purchase two parcels of land in the Henderson area of east Honiara. Mr Sogavare offered the explanation in parliament yesterday after the land purchase and the source of funding came under scrutiny. “No, we…

More MPs resign

Twelve (12) Members of Parliament (MP) including eight government Ministers have reportedly resigned from the Democratic Coalition for Change (DCC) Government on Tuesday night. Their resignation letters are expected to be delivered to the Government House today (Wednesday). A source confirmed to the Solomon Star around mid night last night that the 12 MPs included…

Girl lied being raped

A YOUNG women who earlier alleged being raped in  Auki township, Malaita Province last week had later admitted she was a victim of domestic violence during the incident. The young woman whom this paper carried her story as being raped exactly as she had earlier confessed to Malaita Council of Women centre in Auki had…

Long wait, landowners to mill logs

LANDOWNERS of the Ro’ole Land, East Fataleka in Malaita province are left with no options but to start milling logs that were harvested for export as part of the Evita Agricultural development planned for the area. Reports received by the Solomon Star yesterday said, close to 4000 cubic metres of logs worth nearly SBD$4million dollars…

Poor attendance to parliament

THERE was an apparent poor turn out in Parliament yesterday believed to be connected to the political instability within the government following the removal of senior Government ministers early this week.  Deputy Prime Minister (DPM) Douglas Ete resigned on Sunday after learning about the move to remove him. The parliament chamber was half full when…

Opposition:PM’s $1.5m purchase shocking

THE Leader of Opposition, Jeremiah Manele had urged Prime Minister, Manasseh Sogavare to explain to the people of Solomon Islands where he had sourced the $1.5 million he had used to purchase two plots of land and properties at the Henderson area, east Honiara. The Opposition Leader made the call following revelations published by this…