Camping event hosted for orphans

Hearts of Hope (HOH) has organised a firstever three (3) days of camping for young orphans at Maoro primary school this week. The camp kicked off on Tuesday and will end today. About 173 orphans from Bina to U’ura in the central region of Malaita province are part of the event. Hearts of Hope co’ordinator…

A story that should move us to do more

IT’S a story that had touched many people in different ways, some in small ways, others, in a bigger way. Difficulties, frustrations and long hours trying to connect the human dots that could make things happen – initially stood in the way. It’s been a journey filled with a bundle of procrastination. At times, the…

Why we sell rice

SIPA says it wants to break the monopoly SOLOMON Islands Ports Authority (SIPA) wants to break the monopoly on rice sales in the country. This came after the country’s long time rice importer, Sol Rice has been dominating the market for years now. Even the government’s effort to help local farmers plant rice to reduce…

Courts go on vacation

THE High Court goes on vacation as of this week. Hearing of criminal and civil cases is halted until it resumes its normal official opening hours on January 18th 2016. Only urgent matters will be heard during the vacation. However, this does not mean the High Court is completely closed to the public as its…

Boy, 5, drowned during picnic trip

AUKI police recovered the body of a five-year-old student who went missing last Saturday when he was out with his colleagues on a school picnic trip in the Langalanga Lagoon. The body was retrieved the next day after a frantic and extensive search. Malaita provincial police commander Alfred Uiga said the boy was a student…

Hospital theft on the rise

Latest victim loses laptop, cash HEALTH authorities are working on beefing up security around the National Referral Hospital (NRH) premises in light of the increasing incidents of theft in there. NRH chief executive officer Dr Steve Aumanu revealed this to the Solomon Star. “Security is a long standing issue for the hospital,” Dr Aumanu said.…

Govt warned to fulfill promises

THE GOVERNMENT has been reminded to fulfill promises it made to the people of Solomon Islands. Parliament member for North West Choiseul, Connelly Sandakabatu reminded Government this during debate on the 2016 national budget by the Public Accounts Committee. The Public Accounts committee was then deliberating on sub-head allocations in the budget in respect of…

Bail refused for alleged robber

The court has on Monday refused a bail application made for a man facing charges of armed robbery and discharging of fire-arm in public. One of the reasons for refusing the bail application was that the money stolen and fire-arm used in the alleged armed robbery was not yet recovered by police. Sulimae Severio was…

Gizo havoc under control

Police nab 18 people for being violent and causing disturbance GIZO Police say the tense situation at the provincial capital caused by retaliatory confrontation by two ethnic groups has now been brought under control. Provincial Police Commander Western Province Fred Satu said Gizo Township is now peaceful and calm after the havoc had caused public…