Student’s suspicious death’ probed

Police are investigating the death of a high school student from a school in Guadalcanal said the death looked “suspicious”. The body of the boy was found floating in a river near the school on Wednesday, Deputy Commissioner National Security and Operation Support, Ian Vaevaso told reporters, Thursday. Vaevaso said that an initial report he…

A ‘NEW CITY’ COMING

A well-planned city named ‘Mamara New Capital City’ is now taking shape at Mamara, Northwest Guadalcanal. The Mamara- Tasivarongo- Mavo Development (MTMD) project is coined as a transformational development and is executed under the Private- Public Partnership (PPP) business module. The lead coordinating ministry is the Ministry of Commerce, Industry, Labour and Immigration, Ministry of…

POLICE THREATENED AT BORDER

Police drone ‘captured by Boungainvilleans’ at the border   About 30 armed Bougainvilleans who allegedly threatened and intimidated Solomon Islands police officers at the Western Border two days ago also captured a police drone and then took off with it to Bougainville, police have revealed. Deputy Commissioner National Security and Operation Support Ian Vaevaso revealed…

HCC Deputy Mayor refutes claims

THE Honiara City Council’s (HCC’s) Deputy Mayor Charles Aiwosuga has refuted claims of conflict of interest levelled against him in the media. Aiwosuga exclusively told the Solomon Star yesterday that he thanked the person who brought the matter up through the media and hope to clarify the claims. A writer by the name of Roy…

Premier Maka’a faces motion

The Speaker of the Makira Ulawa Provincial Assembly, Peter Baewai says he has allowed a motion of no-confidence against the Provincial Premier Julian Maka’a, to be moved in the full assembly meeting in March. He said the Provincial Assembly Member for Ward 5 in Arosi 2 of West Makira, Jackson Sunaone will move the no-confidence…

BOY SURVIVES BURNING BOMB 

11yr old survives world war II 81mm mortar bomb AN eleven-year-old boy of Kiribati descent is lucky to be alive after suffering from severe burns to both hands when he was allegedly playing with a World War II 81mm mortar bomb, which had been exposed due to the bad weather. The incident happened at the…

Electoral related offences trial, Monday

The trial of a man accused of registering in several constituencies using different names during the 2018 registration period is due to continue in Honiara, Monday. Alif Vai, 50, is facing seven counts under the Penal Code for allegedly obtaining a registration license by false pretence. He was initially charged with seven counts of misleading…