Police arrest 5th Mbike suspect

A FIFTH suspect into the Mbike Island shooting has been arrested recently, but released on bail yesterday in the Honiara Magistrates’ Court. Aikan Maelausia was released on a cash bail of $5,000 with strict bail conditions. His surety was also ordered to enter into a principal bail of $2,000. He faces charges of attempted murder,…

Opposition: OPMC misled nation on Skyline

THE Parliamentary Opposition has accused the Office of the Prime Minister & Cabinet (OPMC) of misleading people in this nation in trying to defend Skyline Investment Group Company. Recently, the OPMC in a statement said Skyline Investment Group was introduced to them by the Solomon Islands High Commissioner to Fiji Patterson Oti and that the…

SSPM’s defence lame and childish, says Opposition

THE Parliamentary Opposition Group has described the response by the Secretary to Prime Minister Joseph Waleanisia in defending the Special Secretary to Prime Minister Rence Sore as ‘lame’ and ‘childish’. This follows Mr Waleanisia’s recent media statement on Wednesday this week to explain and defend the SSPM’s hiring of a room at Rock Haven, purposely…

USP graduation today

ABOUT 210 students studying at the University of South Pacific (USP) will be graduating today at Maranatha Hall Burnscreek area, east Honiara. This was confirmed by USPSI Coordinator Admin yesterday. Layson Leve said, the graduation ceremony will start 10am. Most of the students are from Laucala Campus in Fiji who have decided to graduate in…

On a fact-finding mission to border

THE Police, National Security & Correctional Service Commission (PNSCSC) will soon visit the nation’s border with Papua New Guinea (PNG) in the Western province. This was revealed by secretary to PNSCSC Wilson Orisi on Thursday. PNSCSC is one of the Parliamentary standing committees. He said, PNSCSC has realised that it has been a long time…

Disaster preparedness plan a must

VULNERABILITY of the country to natural disasters make it the business of everyone living in the country to have evacuation plans says the meteorological service director David Hiriasia. Mr.Hariasia made the plea in view of  past  experiences, during which  the country is always caught off guard by natural disaster phenomenon such as earthquakes, tsunami,  cyclones…

Students plan awareness talks

CENTRAL Malaita students studying at the University of South Pacific (USP) Laucala campus in Fiji are planning to conduct education awareness talks for schools back in their villages during their Christmas holiday. A member of the Central Malaita Students Association (CMSA) at USP, Feto Fiumae disclosed this to the Solomon Star. “We are planning these…