Parliament adjourned; Sine Die

THE Parliament has been adjourned on Monday, following a Sine Die motion which was moved by the Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare last week. Mr Sogavare last week said, he will be moving a motion for the conclusion of the present 5th meeting of this 10th Parliament. Debate on the sine die motion has ended late,…

Auki police to beef up security

The Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) in Auki, Malaita province will step up on its duty this weekend to ensure law and order is maintain through out the Easter weekend. Auki Police operational commander Timothy Apaesi confirmed this to Solomon Star office in Auki in an interview yesterday. Mr. Apaesi said Auki police will…

Flooding, landslides

HEAVY rain on Sunday night has caused wide spread flooding and landslide to parts of the city and the outskirt communities of Honiara. The rain which continued for several hours had caused flooding to the main highway from Fishing Village and down to Rove. Traffic movement was badly affected which restricted their movement along the…

Lighting strikes boy unconscious

A CONCERNED citizen is calling on responsible authorities to provide awareness about the effects of lightning during stormy weather after a young boy was struck by lightning on Saturday when watching movie from a laptop. According to the man, who refused to the named, the young boy in his early twenties was watching movie from…

Rini warns ministries to comply

Minister for the Ministry of Finance and Treasury (MoFT), Synder Rini has warned line government ministries not to cause too much headache to his ministry by sending incomplete PV (Payment Vouchers) or illegal claims for payment. He said some of these payments were referred to the police and most of them from line ministries. Speaking…

MINISTER CHARGED

Tome accused of stealing $67,170 PROVINCIAL Government minister David Tome on Thursday fronted the court, accused of stealing his constituency’s money. The Baegu/Asifola MP in Malaita faces 14 counts of conversion. He was released on a cash bail of $2,000, with strict bail conditions. These include not to travel out of Guadalcanal Province, not to…

Parliament passes the motion to create a formula for distributing of CDF

Parliament   has  passed  a  motion   to  consider  introducing  a  formula  that   reflects  fair  allocation  of  the  Constituency  Development  Funds  to  each  of   the  constituencies  in  Solomon  Islands.  This  was  moved  by  the  Leader  of  Independent  Group,  Hon.  Dr  Derek  Sikua.   Hon.  Sikua  when  moving  the  motion  said  he  was  asked  by  his  constituents  to see …

FEEDING THE THIEVES

It costs $18,000 a day to keep the Vietnamese robbers IT’S costing the government $18,000 a day to detain the 43 Vietnamese at Rove Police Club. A source within the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force told the Solomon Star that our government borne the substantial cost for the operation since last week. “We roughly estimate…

Ex- militants called for disbursement probe

A GROUP of the now defunct Malaita Eagle Force (MEF) is calling on the Ministry of National Truth and Reconciliation to investigate the disbursement of the rehabilitation funds. A concerned former MEF member, who wish to speak on anonymity, told Solomon Star that an amount of $49,000 was allegedly misused during the payout in 2014.…

Attempted Murder case adjourned

THE case of the man accused of stabbing his former wife and killing her unborn child early this year at a settlement in Honiara has been further adjourned to April 18. This is to allow prosecution to obtain two other medical reports from the doctor and for Willie Maelafia to follow up on his request…