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…

Police probe death at Henderson

Officers of the Royal Solomon Island Police Force (RSIPF) are investigating the death of a 40-year-old person in the Henderson area East of Honiara that occurred, Thursday. Acting Provincial Police Commander (PPC) Guadalcanal Province, Superintendent Nixon Manetoga said his officers attended to a report of a man whose dead body was found in the SA…

Galokale: wasted public holiday

The Leader of the Independent Group has called on the Government to shift-away from doing things as usual by cutting back on unnecessary one-off public holidays in the coming New Year 2020. Robertson Galokale made the call in the light of the government’s recent declaration of today – Friday December 27 as a public holiday…

Bmobile coverage in NE Malaita down

BMOBILE network coverage in North East Malaita has reportedly down raising complaints from customers from Baegu-Asifola and Lau-Mbaelelea constituencies this festive season. Solomon Star Auki was told that Bmobile network users were unable to stay connected with their families in the country and overseas due to a suspected network failure. Most have wanted to call…

2019 fruitful year for DCGA 

THE last eight months of the Democratic Coalition Government for Advancement (DCGA) have been so fruitful, says the Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare in his Christmas greetings speech. Sogavare said his government has faced many challenges but also made some tremendous gains and achievements for its people and the country. He said one of the new…

Police mounts traffic checks in City

Police Officers at the Kukum Traffic Centre and in Honiara City will be on the road to make sure all road users abide by the traffic rules during this festive season. The Police Media Unit has stated that Supervising Assistant Commissioner (AC) National Capital and Crime Prevention Alfred Uiga and his team have set up…

CSSI takes action against officers

6 SUSPENDED OVER ESCAPE SIX Correctional Service of Solomon Islands (CSSI) officers have been suspended on half pay following the escape of three inmates more than a week ago. The three escapees, Frank Firimolea, Dilo Faiga and Willie Olo, are still at large. CSII Commissioner Gabriel Manelusi confirmed the action taken.He said on Tuesday he issued…