Officer charged for sex with girl, 11

A police officer accused of having sexual intercourse with his wife’s niece in Makira province over a two years period since 2016, has been arrested, charged and released on bail on Saturday. The police constable, who cannot be named to protect the identity of the alleged victim, is facing one count of sexual intercourse with…

LEVELA GUILTY

Speaker of Temotu Provincial Assembly Johnson Levela has been found guilty of corruptly receiving more than $37,000 of business license fees from a logging company and two shipping companies when he was the premier of Temotu Provincial Government. Levela was convicted on his own guilty pleas to six counts of abuse of office last Thursday…

PM attends Partnering Pacific Meeting

  PRIME Minister Rick Hou has attended the ‘Partnering with the Pacific’ gathering at the Commonwealth House in Gold Coast, Australia on Saturday. The gathering was organized to promote businesses in the Pacific and attended by other dignitaries, Pacific Island businesses including the Premier of Queensland Annastacia Palaszczuk and Governor of Queensland Paul de Jersey.…

Beyond disability

How Barnabas formed a group to help the deaf By LESLEY SANGA It started some years ago with Ali Barnabas’ passion to form an association to look after young people with a hearing disability. Barnabas, 38, is now the president of the newly formed Solomon Islands Deaf Association (SIDA). Last week, the Solomon Star caught…

West Guadalcanal graduating students laud help

AN event to acknowledge graduation students under West Guadalcanal Students Association (WGCSA) and the funder was held at Marara community high school hall at Tanagai in West Honiara last Thursday. The gathering was organized by the president and the student body. About 41 students sponsored under West Guadalcanal have graduated last week from the Solomon…