Man jailed for 30 months

A MAN who intimidated his sister and had in his possession a homemade firearm has been sentenced to a total of 30 months in jail on Monday. Principal Magistrate Augustine Aulanga, when handing down the sentence, also ordered that the firearm be forfeited to the Police and destroyed. The period of time Charles Ghora spent…

OPMC must justify $1.6M trip: Opposition

THE Parliamentary Opposition Group is shocked by media revelations that the Prime Minister’s 16-men delegation trip to Taiwan is costing taxpayers SBD $1.6million. In a statement on Monday, the Opposition Group called on the Office of the Prime Minister & Cabinet (OPMC) to justify the total cost of the trip. “The amount is not only…

SI-Taiwan ties intact

SOLOMON Islands still maintain a strong and robust relationship with Republic of China (Taiwan). Acting permanent secretary of Ministry of Foreign Affairs and External Trade, Joseph Ma’ahanua explained this after questions raised in the public that Solomon Islands might change its diplomatic relationship from Taiwan to mainland China. This came after Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare…

Gizo hospital arson suspect arrested

Police in Gizo, Western Province have arrested a male person in his 30’s following the burning of the Gizo old hospital building on Friday afternoon. Police alleged that the accused, who suffers health complications, started the fire in his room. Police said occupants of the building were evacuated with some properties being removed in time.…

DWU Students without allowance

SOLOMON Islands students studying at Divine Word University are calling on the government to pay their second semester allowances. This came after they are on month in class, but are still to receive their allowances. One of the students told Solomon Star that they inquired with student attaché in Port Moresby, Clair Damutalau, but she…

FFA Judicial conference underway

Forum Fisheries Agency’s (FFA) Judicial conference is underway at the FFA’s conference Centre in Honiara. The three day meeting started on Monday and was expected to end on Wednesday. Participants from nine pacific island countries attended the program, which is chaired by the Solomon Islands’ Chief Justice Sir Albert Palmer. The participants included legal officers…

Billions lost to illegal fishing

Billions of dollars that was supposed to boost development of pacific islands countries has been lost to illegal fishing activities in our ocean, a Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA) Judicial conference had heard. The conference is currently underway in Honiara started on Monday and will end on Wednesday. The conference participants mostly high court judges heard…

Dr Sikua fires back at PM

The Office of the Parliamentary Independent group has rebutted a statement from the Office of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (OPMC) dated Wednesday 20 July, 2016 Solomon Star issue No. 6336, that the Leader of Independent Group Hon. Dr. Derek Sikua was misleading the nation with unapprised statements concerning the DCCG peace building programmes pertaining…