Kola, Hunikera face court

TWO former senior police officers face the Honiara Magistrates’ Court, Tuesday, on traffic related offences. Former deputy police commissioner Walter Kola is facing one count of careless & inconsiderate driving and one count of failing to stop and report. These were in relation to the allegation on 11 April 2014, at Point Cruz when he…

Taiwanese gets conditional discharge

A TAIWANESE, who pleaded guilty to one count of common assault, has been given a conditional discharge. Sean Warren Hou, 53, had earlier denied the allegation. His matter was listed for trial twice before he decided to enter a guilty plea yesterday when it came for trial. Hou is without a lawyer after his lawyer…

Husband, wife face forgery charges

A MAN and his wife have been charged with the forgery of more than $15,000 from a private account at the Bank of South Pacific (BSP) Agent at Lata, Temotu Province. Eddie Vaurou is facing 24 counts of forgery of certain documents with intend to defraud while Doreen Sanubo faces one count of forgery with…

Kwarea road needs repair

KWARA’AE constituents residing in the mountains of the Kwarea bridge region have called for the urgent repair of that portion of road. Chairman of Namoia Community High School Enoch Idui told the Solomon Star in Auki the steep road connecting high Kwarea Bridge is very dangerous for vehicle to use. “This is a very important…

Bahaii, Kukum lands under scrutiny

KUKUM and Bahaii lands have come under the microscope following questions raised by Leader of the Parliamentary Independent Group, Manasseh Maelanga, over the state of land leases there. Mr Maelanga asked the Minister of Lands, Housing and Survey Andrew Manepora, to state the plans, progress and current status of lands leases in Honiara, particularly at…

General orders discussed in parliament

PUBLIC servants’ General Orders (GO) has become a subject of discussion in parliament yesterday when Leader of the Parliamentary Independent Group, Manasseh Maelanga, raised a question as to which version of the GO is the legal one. The Minister of Public Service, John Kuku, in response stated that the 1986 edition of the GO is…

SOE forum held here

THE Government yesterday organised a forum to enhance performance of State Owned Enterprise (SOE) in the country. It was held at the Heritage Park Hotel. The forum was an educational one filled with constructive ideas and intriguing facts about successful operations of SOE in developing countries. A huge turnout of SOE top officials and government…

Duty imposed on bauxite shipment

The Permanent Secretary (PS) for Ministry of Finance & Treasury (MoFT) Fred Fakari has told the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) hearing that government has imposed a 20% export duty on bauxite shipment. This was in response to a question from the PAC Chairman Rick Hou asking about the value of substantial amount of soil being…