Alleged robbers still without lawyers

TWO men who allegedly launched a failed robbery on a couple at the King George VI area in east Honiara are still without lawyers despite making several requests. David Toli, 28, and Philip Lee, 21, are both facing armed robbery charges. Since they are both yet to be allocated lawyers from the Public Solicitor’s Office,…

Construction on East Guadalcanal road underway

A 60 Kilometers road is currently being constructed in East Guadalcanal Constituency starting from Marau Sound to Avuavu. Member of Parliament (MP) for the constituency, Bradley Tovosia told the Solomon Star yesterday the construction of the road is progressing well. “Last weekend, the road has reached Naho primary school and is expected to reach Avuavu…

NATIONAL TEAM DEPARTS

Vega-Arango to identify best 11 in Fiji OUR national men’s football side left the country yesterday for their double header friendlies with Fiji this week ahead of the World Cup qualifiers next month. Speaking to Star Sports prior to their departure yesterday afternoon, Spaniard Felipe Vega-Arango said he will use the friendlies to identify his…

Fa’arodo wears arm band

Solomon Islands most capped football player, Henry Fa’arodo Junior will once again wear the arm band to take on the captaincy role for the two friendly matches. This was confirmed, Tuesday by the head coach Spaniard Felipe Vega-Arango before the team’s departure for Fiji. “Henry is very important; he’s played for the squad for 10…

MP UNDER SPOTLIGHT

Member of Parliament (MP) for North East Guadalcanal and Leader of the Parliamentary Independent Group has come under heavy criticism for allegedly hitting the security gate at King George Sixth School early this week.   Dr Derek Sikua was claimed to have driven dangerously at a high speed which resulted in the boom gate being hit.…

MISSING CASH PROBE

THE Police investigation team had questioned the wife of the prime suspect in connection to the cash stolen from the LGZ shop in Townground, West Honiara, it was revealed. Information reaching this paper claimed the investigation team this week questioned the wife of the second suspect – Raymond Koeta, in Auki in relation to the…

MISSING CASH PROBE

THE Police investigation team had questioned the wife of the prime suspect in connection to the cash stolen from the LGZ shop in Townground, West Honiara, it was revealed. Information reaching this paper claimed the investigation team this week questioned the wife of the second suspect – Raymond Koeta, in Auki in relation to the…

Pre-trial for Tome

The pre-trial conference on the case of the Provincial Government minister David Tome who is facing conversion charges will be made in court on June 16. This date was fixed last Friday where he appeared in court and entered not guilty pleas to the 14 counts of conversion against him. The court after hearing the…

Amnesty reaches out to Guadalcanal

Police and members of the Solomon Islands Post Conflict Rehabilitation and Restoration Association (SIPRRA) of Guadalcanal Desk are preparing to visit eight constituencies of the province, to collect fire arms believed to be hidden, since RAMSI arrived in the country. This is part of the amnesty program declared by the Prime Minister (PM) Manasseh Sogavare…

DAP on leadership qualities

ONE of the policy action areas of the Democratic Alliance Party (DAP) is that leaders must have high ethical leadership qualities. This was revealed by the President of the group John Usuramo. “Our aim is to house people with highest ethical standards,” Mr Usuramo said. He added that its more important leaders to have personal…