Community leaders thank RAMSI

Chiefs, church, women and youth leaders from communities in and around Honiara have conveyed their deep appreciation for the efforts of the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands (RAMSI) to return peace and stability to the country over the past 14 years. The more than 40 community leaders were attending a meeting organised by the…

Liwe Trust Board applauds gov’t

LIWE Landowners Trust Board (LLTB) has applauded the Democratic Coalition for Change Government (DCCG) for its willingness to assist them in implementing the projects planned for their 74.27 hectares registered land. Speaking to the Solomon Star, trust board chairman Walter Hoenihoula said his people and the entire province of Malaita are very happy to see…

Disaster response call

STAKEHOLDERS in the country are urged to work according to one plan of operation whenever a disaster strikes in the future. Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Environment, Climate Change and Disaster Management (MECDM) Dr Melchior Mataki in his address to open the “Lessons Learned Workshop- Makira Earthquake”  at the Honiara Hotel conference room pointed…

Lawyer to seek bail

ANOTHER bail application will be made anytime soon for the three young men accused of attacking another man last month at Lunga. Lazarus Kwaiga of L & L Lawyers put the court and prosecution on notice, Friday of the intended bail application for William Ghiro, 18, Hensley Ghiro, 18, and John Areni, 25. He said…

NAKED PHOTO PLEA

Foreigner admits keeping pictures of local girls A FOREIGN national last Friday pleaded guilty to possessing digital photographs of private body parts of local girls as young as 12. Masao Saito entered a guilty plea to one count of being in possession of child exploitation materials before Deputy Chief Magistrate Shepherd Lapo. This relates to…

THREE SURVIVED

After two weeks drifting at sea TWO adults and a six-year-old child have rescued by a fishing vessel this week south-east of Honiara afterdrifting at sea for two weeks. The three are from Malau Paina, Three Sisters Island,in Makira/Ulawa Province. A Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources compliance officer told the Solomon Star thetrio were…