Teacher claims guard attacked him

A White River school teacher is nursing a wound on his forehead after the school’s security guard hit him with a hammer. Sam Urua’u said the attack was over the disconnection Solomon Water did to the school due to unpaid bills. Urua’u said the school has been without water supply since the last semester. He…

Fijians put smiles on faces of sick kids

The Fijian community in Honiara used their national day last Friday to visit and present gifts to patients at the National Referral Hospital’s children’s ward in Honiara. Fiji marked its 40th independence anniversary on Friday. Led by their consul Atu Balekana, the Fijians put smiles on the faces of the patients as they presented gifts…

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Law students worry over housing rental

Solomon Islands students studying law in Papua New Guinea are worried about being kicked out of houses and apartments they are renting. This is because their allowances to meet their rentals are yet to be transferred from Honiara. A spokesman told the Sunday Star in an email they are worried because the Ministry of Education…

Village women learn about gender issues

Women of east Malaita learn about gender equality for the first time when a workshop on the issue was conducted last week at Fera’ambu Bible School. Malaita provincial women desk officer Clara Rikimani presented the topic during the workshop, which was aimed at empowering women and men to have a deeper understanding of their roles…

‘Miracle baby’ alive and well

Buried alive, this baby girl was left to her fate in the shallow grave she was dumped. But a man, who was out early on 20 May 2013 to fetch bread for his family’s breakfast, tumbled on the freshly-dug shallow grave behind a home in the Kaibia area, on the outskirts of central Honiara. Frank…

Haomae resigned to contest election

The country’s High Commissioner to Papua New Guinea William Haomae is resigning to contest the Small Malaita seat. Haomae arrived back on Tuesday and is understood to have submitted his resignation letter to the Prime Minister’s Office. He checked into Mendana Hotel on arrival, but when the Sunday Star called his room on Thursday for…