Men to face court over murder

Three men facing the murder of an elderly person in North Guadalcanal early this month will be appearing in the Honiara Magistrates’ Court today. This would be their first appearance in court after they were remanded in custody on the last occasion. George Meloli, 35, Patrick Kennedy, 26 and 20 year-old Maison Okeni Hilly were…

Opposition lauds amnesty exercise

THE Parliamentary Opposition Group has applauded the Government for initiating and launching the 2017 Disarmament and Amnesty Exercise. The gun amnesty exercise came into effective as of Monday May 22nd 2017 and will lapse on June 9th 2017. In a statement early this week, the Parliamentary Opposition Leader Honorable Jeremiah Manele said this initiative is…

‘Don’t to rely on aid’

European Union (EU) Ambassador to Solomon Islands Leonidas Tezapsidis warns Solomon Islands not to rely much on foreign aid if they are seriously thinking of building and empowering the economy. He stressed this during the recent launching of the 2016 Annual Report of Central Bank of Solomon Islands (CBSI) on Friday at the Heritage Park…

Western to ban plastic bag

WESTERN provincial government has put a ban on plastic bag to be used in the province. This was endorsed during an urgent meeting early this week. “I hate plastic bag!, a bolt and provoking statement, that Hon. Wayne Maepioh Premier of Western Province made at a local ministerial and stakeholder holder officials meeting held at…

PAP founding member praises RAMSI

A founding member of the People’s Alliance Party (PAP), Kamilio Teke of Guadalcanal says the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands, RAMSI must be commended for instilling a peaceful environment in Solomon Islands. He says the Alliance Party led Coalition Government headed by Sir Allan Kemakeza brought RAMSI into the country in 2003 to end…

‘Bus stop shed’ plea

HONIARA City Council (HCC) has been called on to consider constructing of ‘bus stop shelters’ at the Central Market Bus bays to accommodate people from scorching sun and rain while waiting for public. The concern has been raised by a good number of passengers waiting for transport (bus) at the Central Market bus stop on…

Laws for bus operators

UNDER-SECRETARY of the Ministry of Infrastructure and Development (MID), Jimmy Nuake says that Honiara City Council (HCC) will soon come up with by-laws for bus service providers in town. Mr Nuake was responding to complaints raise by public why the buses still running the short bus route while traffic is slowly improving now. “What we…

Roboolite’e: Chiefs must be empowered

A MALAITA Chief says it is high time the government must recognise the work of chiefs in the communities. And he said Chiefs must be empowered to ensure they carry out their responsibilities effectively. Chief Frank Roboolite’e told the Solomon Star this week. “Chiefs shouldered a great responsibility in our communities yet government did little…