Peaceful mother’s day celebration at Kirakira

MOTHER’S Day was celebrated peacefully in Makira-Ulawa provincial capital Kirakira, police say. Provincial police commander Richard Hane relayed this to the Solomon Star yesterday. “It’s peaceful, there are no criminal incidents over the weekend. People just celebrated with their mothers at home and enjoy themselves,” Mr Hane said. He added this was the same all…

Mother stabs herself, 3 suspect arrested

A 35-YEAR-OLD mother from Nagolau village, Isabel Province, stabbed herself early Sunday while three suspects were arrested at Buala station over the weekend for malicious damages. Isabel provincial police commander Jerry Rofomana said that the stabbing incident happened around 2am.  “The mother stabbed herself with a kitchen knife on the stomach, Mr Rofomana said. “The…

Bemobile pays $7.6m in tax

Minister of finance and treasury Rick Hou yesterday receives a cheque of $7.6million from Bemobile in outstanding goods tax paid directly to Inland Revenue Division (IRD). The brief ceremony was held at National Parliament yesterday. Prime Minister Gordon Darcy Lilo was supposed to receive the payment but was too busy with the parliament meeting and…

Students concern about SINU computer system

STUDENTS studying at the Solomon Islands National University (SINU) have raised their concern over the slowness of computer services at the Kukum campus. They said that the problem started early this year when a window system was installed. The programme reqiures a registered student ID number and full name in order to access other installed…

Kirakira police gear up for festival

KIRAKIRA police, Makira Province, are on a policing awareness exercise ahead of next month’s Banana festival next month. Provincial police commander Richard Hane revealed this to the Solomon star yesterday from provincial capital Kirakira. “Clean-up of Kirakira town and awareness programmes have been carried out by my officers since Monday last week,” Mr Hane said.…

Work to reconnect bridge underway

Work on reconnecting the old damaged Mataniko bridge has kicked off early this week. The bridge was washed away during April 3 flash flooding. Its understood work on the bridge kicked off before the arrival the barley bridge next week. New Zealand government is supplying the new bridge. Already work on placing ground and steel…

School raises $5,000 for flood relief

KILUSAKWALO Christian Community High school and Regent Park Christian school in Australia raised more than $5,000 in Auki over the weekend to assist victims of last month’s floods. Students and staff of the Australian school have spent last week at Kilusakwalo, teaming up with their hosts at the end of their stay to raise the…