In Court with Assumpta

Man, 20, jailed for rape Dora gives evidence at Tauohu’s trial Man to be sentenced for incest, July 29   Man, 20, jailed for rape A 20 year man who pleaded guilty to raping a 15 year-old girl last year in Gela, Central Province has been sentenced to three years and six months in prison.…

Wetney, Egeta out

TWO national futsal players Jack Wetney and James Egeta will not be part of the final Kurukuru squad for the 2021 FIFA Futsal World Cup in Lithuania. The Solomon Islands Football Federation (SIFF) made the confirmation on Monday. The duo was named for the national futsal team. However, due to the failure to acquire travel…

Gina wants boat out

Premier of Western Province David Gina has called onto the National Government and the Oversight Committee not to allow foreign vessel MV Vimaru Pearl to return to Western Province for loading. This came after the vessel recorded a positive COVID-19 case involving a crew during its 21 days Quarantine at Sea (QAS) procedure near Gizo,…

UNSHAKEABLE

DCGA remains solid, intact denies report The coalition of political parties that formed the Democratic Coalition Government for Advancement (DCGA) remains solid and united.  The DCGA issued the statement following reports that claims 28 Members of Parliament (MP) from the government are deserting DCGA.  The government statement said the government under the leadership of Prime…

Call to empower youths 

A concerned resident of Gizo, Western Province says youths need more empowerment and support to stop them from engaging in bad behaviour. He raised this following increasing numbers of young people engaging in anti-social activities by causing a nuisance in the communities. Speaking to this paper, Benjandro Piko, who is a resident at Babylon Heights…

RSIPF thanked local contractor for well-done job

The Royal Solomon Island Police Force (RSIPF) and the Solomon Islands Police Development Program (SIPDP) have thanked a local contractor for a successful completion of the new Avu Avu Police Station in Guadalcanal Province. Officers from the Police Infrastructure Department (PID), Ministry of Infrastructure Development (MID) and SIPDP Infrastructure and logistics Advisor attended the program to thank the contractor…

Kakamora hands Eels 3rd defeat

REAL Kakamora FC handed defending Champions, Henderson Eels FC their third defeat of the 2021/2022 Telekom S-league (TSL) at Lawson Tama , Sunday. Kakamora came from behind to secure their third win with a 2-1 victory. Eels got off to a positive start breaking the deadlock 12 minutes into the second half from a penalty…

PASSENGERS ESCAPE DEATH IN CRASH

Passengers on a fully loaded truck traveling along the South Road in Malaita Province narrowly escaped death after the vehicle was involved in an accident. The three-tonne vehicle left Auki town on Saturday afternoon loaded with passengers when it ran off the road at Faubaba in West Kwaio. Reports reaching Solomon Star Auki claimed passengers…

DON’T WAIT, DO IT NOW!

SI will record more deaths if theres community transmission   SOLOMON Islands will record more death compared to Fiji if there is Covid-19 community transmission in the country. Secretary to the Prime Minister (SPM) Jimmy Rodgers echoed this warning during a radio talk-back show yesterday over the national broadcaster. Dr Rodgers said the only way…

MAN ESCAPES EXPLOSION

A MAN is counting his lucky stars after narrowly missing a bomb explosion over the weekend in a valley at Tasahe, West Honiara. The incident occurred after the man lit a fire to clear a new site for his new garden. According to residents nearby, the shell exploded on Saturday afternoon, fortunately, nobody was hurt. They…