Hakatingisa’a: Well done Sasako

Out spoken Rennell landowner Pautangata Hakatingisa’a commends the series of investigative report produced by Alfred Sasako to expose Asia Pacific Investment Development (APID) in the media. Speaking to this paper yesterday Hakatingisa’a applauded the reports by stating Renbell people owes him so much in his efforts to put things right under the laws of this…

Businesses urged to take precaution

BUSINESS houses at Ranadi, Kukum, and Central Honiara are urged to take precautions due to the increasing number of break-ins being reported to police. Acting Police Commissioner Juanita Matanga encouraged business owners at those locations to ensure their premises are properly secured to reduce break-ins. Ms Matanga told the media last Thursday police are continuing…

New Anglican priest ordained

THE St Michael Church of Melanesia at Marasa inland West Guadalcanal has ordained its new priest.  He was priest Thomas Vecho. Mr Vecho was ordained over the weekend at St Michael Church. According to North West Guadalcanal Solomon Star stringer John Toki, the priest was ordained by Rt. Ref. Bishop Nathaniel Tome diocese of Guadalcanal.…

NZ navy ends civic activities

The New Zealand Navy in support of the Honiara City Council (HCC) has ended its civic support duties last week on Thursday. The sailors arrived in the country early this week and have been engaged in a number duties to help renovate few health centres and the Multi-purpose Hall. Apart from this work, a group…

Seminar on ending violence against women

A FIVE days seminar that attempts to end violence against women before it happens has ended last Thursday on a high note. It was held at the Commonwealth Youth Program (CYP) centre in Honiara and was attended by more than 500 participants. Participants ranged from the grassroots level, non-government organizations (NGO), and officers from various…

Youth jailed for nine years

THE High Court has sentenced the young man who confessed to the murder of a young diplomat outside of the Central Market in 2012 to nine years imprisonment. Justice Francis Mwanesalua imposed a starting point of 12 years imprisonment for the 20 year-old accused. This was after he considered submissions from both the prosecution and…

Artificial cave razed to ashes

One of the spectacular scenery display structures of the Festival of Pacific Arts, the artificial cave, had been razed by fire into ashes, Friday. The structure, which was part of the diverse cultural displays when Solomon Islands hosted the festival in 2012, was burnt to the ground.. A fire service spokesman told the Sunday Star…

PM reshuffles ministers

PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare had reshuffled some ministers of his cabinet. In a statement issued, Mr Sogavere said the former Minister for Forestry, Bodo Dettke had been reshuffled as the new Minister for Tourism. He will be replaced by Bartholomew Parapolo MP for Gela constituency. In other changes former minister for Agriculture and Livestock Augustine…