Police praised for Kwaso raid 

COMMUNITY members of Burns Creek have praised the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) officers for conducting a Kwaso raid at the Kastom Garden area this week. A report reaching this paper said a Police operation yesterday was successful when they raided few stalls at the area suspected of selling the illegal alcohol. Speaking with…

MINISTER ACCUSED

Do not deceive the people, Wale tells Kuma THE Leader of Opposition has labeled the explanation given by Finance Minister Harry Kuma on his exploration of a USD100 Bn loan from Chinese interests as “an exercise in deception”. According to a recent explanation, Minister Kuma said that the proposal is still in the initial discussions…

Duo set for qualifiers

The Solomon Islands Amateur Boxing Association (SIABA) will send their two national boxers to Jordan to compete in the Oceania Asia Boxing qualifiers for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. SIABA president Patrick Morris confirmed this to Star Sports, Thursday. “SIABA will send two national boxers to attend and participate in the Oceania Asia boxing qualifying…

Australia bushfire appeal gospel concert

The Seventh Day Adventist (SDA) Church in response to an appeal by the Solomon Island Government and Solomon Islands Christian Association (SICA) to assist Australia bush fire victims had been organizing a number of fundraising initiatives around Honiara this last week. To close the appeal period, a grand gospel concert will be staged at the…

Students rushed to Kilu’ufi hospital

THREE students from Auki Primary School (APS) were taken for medical checks at the Kilu’ufi hospital after suffering from food poisoning after eating food sold at the school this week. Information reaching Solomon Star Auki claimed that the students experienced headaches, red-eye, and itchy mouth after eating fish cakes sold by a particular food vendor at the…

Two ministers sworn in

TWO Government Ministers have been sworn in before the Governor-General Sir David Vunagi at the Government House, Thursday. Member of Parliament (MP) for Temotu Nende Commins Aston Mewa has been sworn in as the Minister for Education and Human Resources replacing the ousted Central Honiara MP Moffat Fugui. Mewa has been reshuffled from the Ministry…

Support for MARA, Suidani high

Malaita Alliance for Rural Advancement (MARA) government under the leadership of Primer Daniel Suidani is showing the way forward for the province and rest of Malaitans says Austin Ata. Speaking to Solomon Star Auki on Thursday Mr.Ata congratulate Premier Suidani, Provincial Secretary Fredrick Fa’abasua, and head of PARAU office Celsus Talifilu for uplifting Malaita Provincial Government…

Public hailed for support in arrest

Acting Police Chief Mostyn Mangau has thanked the community’s assistance in sharing information with the police which led to the arrest of the two remaining prison escapees over the weekend. Speaking to reporters at the commissioner’s weekly conference Acting Police commissioner Mostyn Mangau said police manage to arrest Frank Firimolea and Dilo Faiga with the…

‘Neiko drug’ on the rise

Police say they are discussing with relevant authorities to try and address the legislative gaps involving the “Neiko Drug” or “Coupen” that is said to be on the rise in the country. This followed reports of the drug being used by many young people especially students circulating on social media. A woman said on social…

One Link collapse looms

ONE Link Pacifica (OLP) scheme which is operating illegally in the Solomon Islands is showing signs of collapse and eventually its natural death soon. That’s according to a joint statement from the Central Bank of Solomon Islands (CBSI) and the Solomon Islands Financial Intelligence Unit (SIFIU). SIFIU Director Jimmy Sendersley at a press conference on Thursday…