Boxing unlikely this year

The Honiara Amateur Boxing Association (HABA) fortnightly competitions   proposed for this year is high likely will not happen. HABA president John Firifote confirmed this to Star Sports, Wednesday. “HABA’s proposed fortnightly bouts for this year will likely not happen,’’ he said. He said Honiara City Council (HCC) has decided not to allow HABA to host…

Forestry responds to disgruntle landowners

The Ministry of Forestry and Research said it has no powers whatsoever to terminate any company based on a Technology Agreement (TA) as depicted. The Forestry office in a statement yesterday responded to concern raised by landowners from Makira, Western and Central Provinces expressing their disappointment over treatment of some logging companies with regard to…

WOMAN’S PARTNER GIVES IN

Man surrenders to police after partner’s death A MAN surrendered to police yesterday after his female partner, who was admitted at the National Referral Hospital last Saturday, died on Tuesday. Honiara police confirmed the man, whose name and ethnicity is yet to be released, gave himself up to police at 9.40am on Wednesday. He is…

Importance of GEWD

THE revised Gender Equality and Women’s Development (GEWD) policy will continue to guide government to improve on the areas that have been lagging. That was according to the Minister for Ministry of Women, Youth, Children and family affairs Freda Tuki. “The promise of strengthening the institutions and systems, and allocate resources for implementation through the…

WOMAN DEAD AFTER ASSAULT

Police investigate incident A WOMAN, who was allegedly assaulted by her partner, died at the National Referral Hospital in Honiara yesterday. White River police in west Honiara confirmed the death of the 48-year-old mother after she was assaulted on Saturday night. “The woman received wounds and had bruising on her body as result of the…

MOVE TO OUST PM INTENSIFY

THE secret move to oust the Prime Minister (PM) Manasseh Sogavare is still active and gaining momentum, a Member of Parliament (MP) has disclosed. This was despite claims that things are settling down. The move started fortnight ago in a secret meeting held in one of the premier hotels in Honiara Those in attendance included…

House razed to ground

A family lost everything when their home was razed to the ground on Friday afternoon at Lau Valley, east Honiara. Information reaching the Solomon Star said it was a permanent home. Fire fighters arrived at the scene but were not able to save the building. The cause of the fire was still unknown and there…

‘Conman’ arrested

Faces deportation from PNG Alleged local fraudster Walter Hubert Kwanafia is awaiting deportation after police in Papua New Guinea arrested him. Police and Immigration in Honiara are now liaising with the Solomon Islands High Commission in Port Moresby as well as their counterparts there to have Kwanafia sent back this week. Kwanafia, who was alleged…

Prosecution yet to provide disclosures

FULL disclosures are yet to be made to the five people charged in connection to the $10 million scandal within the Ministry of Health and Medical Services. This matter came before the court on Wednesday and was further adjourned to June 14. The short adjournment was made after the defence counsels objected to a long…