Former top cop’s case adjourned

THE traffic case against the former deputy police commissioner Walter Kola has been further adjourned to June 9. Kola is yet to take his plea to the charges of careless & inconsiderate driving and failing to stop and report. Prosecution yesterday made a slight amendment to wording of the charge. According to the charge sheet,…

Tubi threat ruling on May 20

THE fate of the Taiwanese national accused of intimidating two Malaysian brothers over the issue of Tubi log will be handed down on May 20. This followed the completion of the one day trial that took place yesterday before Principal Magistrate Fatima Taeburi. Police Prosecutor Rodney Wheatney called three witnesses who testified in court while…

Sentence next for rapist

A MAN, who raped his niece and sexually assaulted her in 2013, will be sentenced on May 26. The mitigation and sentencing submissions were made before Principal Magistrate Jim Seuika yesterday. The man, who cannot be named to protect his niece’s identity, was convicted after a trial for one count of rape and three counts…

Sumitomo supports students with scholarships

Summitomo Metal Mining Co., LTD. (SMM), through its local subsidiary, SMM Solomon LTD. (SMMS), has allocated and spent over $500,000.00 toward the provision of local scholarship awards for students in both Isabel and Choiseul Provinces in 2015. A statement from the company said, the scholarships awards are for students in the land areas where SMM…

More graduate from APTC

The Australia Pacific Technical College (APTC) has achieved another milestone in its operations in the country by staging another attractive and colourful graduation yesterday. The ceremony was conducted at the Pacific Casino Paradise hall in Honiara. A total of 182 students of both male and female were graduated from eighteen different fields of studies. Out…

Protected areas advisory committee formed

A COMMITTEE to administer and safeguard the fragile, unique and important natural environments of Solomon Islands has been formed. Dubbed the Protected Areas Advisory Committee (PAAC) consisting of ten members had their first meeting Thursday last week. A statement from PAAC yesterday said, Protected Areas Act 2010 is a national legislation in Solomon Islands that…

MP’s surprise treat on mother’s day

Elderly mothers of North Guadalcanal were treated with a surprise on mother’s day, last Sunday by their Member of Parliament (MP). More than 160 elderly mothers, most of whom are grandparents and widowers, will become recipients of a 30 Watt solar lighting kit. Member of Parliament of North Guadalcanal, Hon Samson Maneka said, he decided…

Quiet mother’s day weekend at Kirakira

Kirakira station in Makira/Ulawa Province have had a peaceful and quiet Mother’s Day weekend. Reports reaching the Solomon Star said the weekend was peaceful and the mothers really enjoyed their big day. An officer from the Kirakira police station confirmed that the mothers have organized sporting activities during the weekend just to keep them busy.…

Bank agents in overseas training

The Central Bank of Solomon Islands (CBSI) and the United Nations Pacific Financial Inclusion Program (PFIP) have sent four local business and bank officials to attend a high level agents training in the Philippines this week. A statement from the central Bank said, Julie Gegeu Haro and Elizabeth Sodu from the Premier Group of Companies…

EU Ambassador: SI should learn from EU

Solomon Island should learn from European Union (EU) as a young democratic country in the pacific says Ambassador Leonidas Tezapsidis, Head of the European Union Delegation to Solomon Islands & Vanuatu. He highlighted this on Friday during the commemoration of EU day at Mendana Hotel. Mr Tezapsidis said, EU profound desire is that Solomon Islands,…