Lawyer’s absence delays trial

The absence of the lawyer of a suspended police officer accused of accepting bribe from a bus driver to escape breaking a traffic rule has delayed a trial that was supposed to commence yesterday. The trial was scheduled to start on Monday in the Honiara Magistrates’ Court. It was however further adjourned to yesterday because…

Fraud case resumes

THE trial has started on Tuesday on the case of the Inland Revenue Division (IRD) officer accused of defrauding the government of much needed tax revenue. Ellison Raoga, who was arrested and charged by members of the Taskforce Janus, is facing one count of official corruption and six counts of fraudulent falsification of accounts. This…

Coach suspended

The Head coach for Renbel Province football team, Joel Konofilia has been suspended for Renbel’s remaining matches of the Solomon Cup. This was confirmed to local media on Tuesday by the Chairman of the Solomon Cup Organizing Committee, Eddie Omokirio. The suspension came about after Konofilia was reported to have assaulted the referee of the…

Solomon Cup enters crucial stage

THE Solomon Cup 2017 tournament has reached its crucial stages as provincial teams battle for a spot in the top four position. Traditional football powerhouse Malaita Eagles and Guadalcanal Hornets have had mixed results. Defending champions Malaita Eagles had to settle for a draw in their opening match against Western Turtles. The Eagles managed to…

STUDENT DIES

A SOLOMON Islands student studying in Philippines has died on Tuesday morning. The National Training Unit (NTU) of the Ministry of Education Human Resource Development director Clement Tito confirmed this to Solomon Star, Tuesday. Mr Tito said the student was not on government scholarship but self-sponsored. However, at the time of the interview, NTU was…

NZ remains committed post RAMSI

THE Government of New Zealand has pledged to continue to assist the Solomon Islands Government post RAMSI. This was highlighted in a meeting between Prime Minister Hon Manasseh Sogavare and the Deputy Prime Minister of New Zealand Paula Bennett Friday last week. Hon Bennett was in Honiara for the four-day RAMSI (Regional Assistance Mission to…

Independence volleyball tourney set

SOLOMON Islands Volleyball Federation (SIVF) is inviting clubs and teams who are interested to play in the volleyball competition this Independent Day. Morris Maitaki, President of the Federation this is part of celebrating with the volleyball families. The annual opened club volleyball tournament will kick-off this Friday 7th July 2017 at Justice Court Town Ground.…

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