Meeting for squad

The recently announced 23 men national senior football squad members are urged to attend a meeting scheduled for this morning at the SIFF Academy. A statement Solomon Islands Football Federation SIFF Technical Department confirmed this to Star Sports. “Please be advised that the national team meeting is set for 11 am today at the SIFF…

MP incurs $400,000 in a month in mobile calls

ONE Member of Parliament has incurred $400,000 in a month in phone calls, which tax payers will have to meet. Clerk to the National Parliament Clezy Rore revealed this during the Public Accounts Committee meeting on the 2017 Supplementary Bill 2017 recently. Mr Rore said the National Parliament is seriously concerned about the rising cost…

Minister awaits sentencing

MINISTER for Justice and Legal Affairs William Marau will be sentenced tomorrow for driving while under the influence of alcohol. This followed the sentencing submissions and mitigation on his matter on Monday at the Honiara Magistrates’ Court. Marau entered his guilty plea to the charge of presence of alcohol in a person’s blood on Thursday…

Police awareness talk to San Isandro Students

A National Community Policing Team of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) recently conducted an awareness program to the disability Students of San Isandro School in Aruligo, Northwest Guadalcanal. The talk was based on crime prevention strategy. A statement from the Police Media Unit said RAMSI assistant Special Coordinator Masi Lomaloma formed part of…

Unlicensed vehicles on the rise

Owners told to pay vehicle license THE number of unlicensed vehicles travelling our roads is increasing and Police Traffic Office is calling on drivers to check their vehicles’ licenses and have them renewed immediately. Director of Kukum Police Traffic Charles Solomon Hapatia said last week alone police arrested more than 50 vehicles. “…a good number…

Police to amend charges against Dr Anita

PROSECUTION will be amending the charge against Dr Baddley Anita who is accused of unlawfully capturing and caging 27 dolphins at Mbungana, Central Islands Province. Dr Anita appeared with his lawyer Maelyn Bird of Emerald Lawyers on Monday at the Honiara Magistrates Court. However, his case was further adjourned to April 3rd to give prosecution…

Murder suspect denies allegation

The man accused of the murder of a man at Visale, West Guadalcanal last year has denied the allegation when he appeared in the Honiara Magistrates’ Court, Monday. The type of committal hearing to be conducted on Paul Kapani’s matter will be made known in court on April 10. That’s when the matter will return…

Oceanic Trading refutes report

Spokesman for the Oceanic Trading Company (OTC) has rebuffed media statement that the company has bypassed the legal processes to acquire felling licenses on central Rennell, Renbell province. Speaking to the Solomon Star, Jefter Tuhangenga said it is a poor excuse from some people who claimed that OTC did not comply with logging processes after…

Inland Revenue officer pleads not guilty to charges

THE INLAND Revenue Division (IRD) officer accused of defrauding the government of much needed tax revenue has denied the allegations against him, Monday.  Ellison Raoga entered not guilty pleas to one count of official corruption and six counts of fraudulent falsification of accounts. Principal Magistrate Tearo Beneteti having noted all his pleas adjourned the matter…