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…

Police told ‘work with people’

POLICE are urged to work more closely with people. Dudley Samo who spoke on behalf of a group of prominent citizens told Solomon Star, Wednesday. He said with the departure of the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands (RAMSI) in June, police need to work closely with people and communities to address criminal activities. “I…

Robbery submissions deferred

THE mitigation and sentencing submissions for one of the robbers who took part in the $4million Westpac Bank robbery in 2015 has been again deferred to March 17. And this time it is for the defence counsel to go through the proposed agreed facts first before the submissions can be made in court. Deputy Chief…

Court to rule on issue of evidence

THE court will be handing down its ruling on March 20 in relation to an application made by the prosecution regarding the trial issue on the case of the men accused of ransacking a logging camp in Isabel in 2012. Deputy Chief Magistrate Shepherd Lapo was supposed to hand down the ruling on Friday but…

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…

Sikua: MPs’ scholarship ‘Good Samaritan’

Leader of the Independent Group and Member of Parliament (MP) for North East Guadalcanal Dr. Derek Sikua explained the MPs’ scholarships as Good Samaritan for the disadvantage group in the community. In an exclusive interview with the Solomon Star, Sikua said MPs’ scholarships bring equality among our people who were left out by the National…

Marist wins friendly

Marist FC has ended its friendly match against a tough Honiara Select Side with a 3-0 win at the Lawson Tama Stadium on Wednesday. Marist’s senior player, Abraham Iniga scored a hat trick to give Marist their win in the first of two friendly matches scheduled between the two teams. He scored two goals in…