Students learn more about Telekom services

HUNDREDS of Solomon Islands National University (SINU) students and members of the public took time off on Thursday to learn more about the services offered by Our Telekom. Thursday marked day three of the Honiara road show sales promotion being conducted at the SINU Kukum campus.   The road show involved the sales of mobile phones…

SIPA to stamp out corruption

THE newly appointed Solomon Islands Ports Authority (SIPA) Chief Executive Officer (CEO) says the authority is committed to stamping out corruption within the organisation. Colin Yow revealed this to the Solomon Star on Thursday after the Customs and Excise officials seized vehicles believed to be imported at a devalued price to avoid paying of high…

Key suspect in court

Police arrest wanted man in $4m bank robbery POLICE Monday arrested the prime suspect in the brutal $4 million Westpac robbery that left a security guard with four missing fingers. Gabi Selo was arrested in the Burns Creek area of east Honiara after many weeks on the run following the January 26 daylight robbery. He…

Accused who mislead police on bail

THREE of the four men accused of misleading police officers on a mission to arrest suspects of the Carpenter’s Hardware break-in were released on bail yesterday. Police Officer Tarcuis Tukipatu, Andrew Timo and Galvin Kali were each allowed bail on a $500 cash bail to be paid by their sureties.This was after their lawyer Lazarus…

Man faces court for theft charges

A MAN accused of stealing valuable properties from a residence and a church in Honiara will be standing trial in April. The hearing date was fixed yesterday after prosecution tendered the pre-trial conference checklist to the court. Chief Magistrate Emmanuel Kouhota fixed a five days trial commencing April 6. Thirty-nine year-old Henry Teti of Temotu…

Verdict for Alagere today

THE man accused of the murder of his former girlfriend at the Tuvaruhu hill top in 2012 will know is fate today in the High Court. Chief Justice Sir Albert Palmer will hand down the judgment of the accused Brian Schofield Baro Alagere this afternoon. Alagere stood trial for the alleged murder of his former…

Japan funds new classrooms for Mase

THE Mase community high school in North New Georgia, Western Province will soon have a two story classroom building with two staff houses. This was made possible after a grant contract signing yesterday between the Japanese government and the school head teacher at the Japanese embassy office in Honiara. The project was approved after a…

Malaita’s policy statement launching set

MALAITA Provincial Government will launch its much awaited policy strategic statement next month. The policy statement dubbed ‘Malaita Alliance of Reform and Transformation’ (MART) was supposed to be launched this Friday. However, it was now deferred to March 12. A change of date happened following a request by the Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare to attend…

New GS for SINA

THE Solomon Islands Nursing Association (SINA) now has a new general secretary (GS) after the post was left vacant for four years. She is Sue Sikihi a retired nurse who serves in the Ministry of Health and Medical Services (MHMS) for many years now. Yesterday Mrs Sikihi signed a two year contract to take up…