One more officer suspended

ONE more Correctional Service officer has been suspended on half pay in relation to the escape of three inmates two weeks ago. It followed the suspension of six officers on 15 December 2019. Commissioner of Correctional Service of Solomon Island (CSSI) Gabriel Manelusi confirmed this, Monday. He said the latest action was against a senior…

Da’ville to rock Honiara tonight

The hot Jamaican reggae sensation Da’Ville also known as (aka) Turii Maysun will be staging a one night show for the New Years eve countdown tonight at the Pacific Casino hotel seafront. DJ Victor Lopez and Top Entertainment for the first time brought the reggae sensation to perform here in Solomon Islands. The arrangement for the…

RSIPF continues with ‘Operation Hunt Man’

Officers of the Royal Solomon Island Police Force (RSIPF) are continuing with its ‘Operation Hunt Man’ after three inmates escaped from the Correctional Services Solomon Islands (CSSI) Rove Prison on 15 December 2019. Acting Commissioner RSIPF Mostyn Mangau says, “It’s been more than two weeks and we appeal to the general public to supply more…

Malaita’s water melons flood Central Market

Local farmers in North Malaita have flooded the Honiara Central market with more varieties of their sweet melons during the festive season. In an interview with one of the local melon farmers last Saturday, the Solomon Star was told that over 20 farmers are currently in Honiara selling their produces. Michael Kii said they are targeting…

Tribal conference held in Ranoggah

A tribal conference was recently conducted at Kara village in Ranoggah island, Western province for Kovala and Riuai tribe. Solomon Sammy who was part of the conference told Ranoggah Forum via the social media said the event was held on Friday 20th December 2019 based on the theme; ‘Knitted Together to Face Modernization Challenges.’  Chief…

Dead infant discovered

Officers of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) are investigating the discovery of the body of a three to four-month old female baby floating at sea close to the Vila area in West Guadalcanal on 26 December 2019.  Acting Provincial Police Commander (PPC) Guadalcanal Province, Superintendent Nixon Manetoga says,  “It is believed the incident…

HCC debts in millions

SBD$1.5 for unpaid water, electricity, rental bills IAN M.KAUKUI The Honiara City Council (HCC) has owed authorities more than SBD$1.5 million of unpaid bills for water, electricity, rental, land bills over the past 20 years. This was revealed by Lord Mayor, Wilson Mamae in a recent Press Conference on Christmas Eve. “It’s a huge debt…

Call for unity

PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare in his Christmas greetings speech has called for unity over the beloved hapi isles of Solomon Islands.   Sogavare said though there are ups and down in life with all kinds of challenges faced, let the peace of the season enters all hearts as Christians.  “Fellow Solomon Islanders, I believe that in…

Public holiday with no meaning

WELCOME back! We hope you’ve had a great and enjoyable Christmas Day celebration with families and loved ones. Today is supposed to be a normal working day. But the Government, out of the blue, decided to declare it a “special public holiday”. According to the Ministry of Home Affairs, the decision and request to have…