Algerian envoy meets Maelanga

Algerian Ambassador to Solomon Islands, Abdelaziz Lahiouel has paid a courtesy visit to the Acting Prime Minister Manasseh Maelanga on Thursday. Solomon Islands and Algeria has established diplomatic relations since 2012. Mr Maelanga while welcoming Ambassador Lahiouel and congratulated him for his appointment. The two leaders discussed issues of common interest to both countries and…

Date set for juvenile’s sentencing

The magistrates court has set March 9, as sentencing date, of a 15 year-old juvenile who assaulted a police officer in Russell Islands, Central Province, last year. The sentencing date was set after sentencing submissions and mitigation were made before Acting Deputy Chief Magistrate Shepherd Lapo yesterday. Police Prosecutor John Palmer personally presented a proper…

SINU to offer evening classes

SOLOMON Islands National University (SINU) will soon be conducting lectures and tutorials in the evening for the benefits of people who are employed and unable to attend during working hours. Pro-vice chancellor professor Basil Marasinghe told the Solomon Star yesterday that this year the School of Business and Management will be conducting evening classes in…

PM’s Pension Act may be illegal

THE Prime Minister’s (Pensions and Benefits) Act 2014 may have been an unconstitutional piece of law. That’s according to lawyers the Solomon Star had spoken to. Former Prime Minister Gordon Darcy Lilo introduced the piece of legislation in parliament in 2014 before losing his parliamentary seat in the same year. The Act remunerates former prime…

Huge loss

Sir Peter dies at 72 STATESMAN and the nation’s first prime minister Sir Peter Kenilorea died peacefully at the National Referral Hospital in Honiara late on Thursday, age 72. The government is expected to hold a state funeral next week in his honour. Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare, who is currently in Papua New Guinea, and…