Man stabbed in Gizo

A young man in his mid-twenties is slowly recovering at Gizo hospital after he was stabbed three times on the back on Monday with a small pocket knife in the Gizo, Western province.  The victim is from Lale village in Rannoggah Island. Reports reaching Solomon Star Gizo said that the stabbing incident happened at around 3pm…

New magistrates sworn in

THREE new magistrates have been sworn in on Monday, bringing the total number of magistrates in the country to 14. They are Clifton Meleu Ruele of Temotu and Guadalcanal, his wife Amanada Houpea of Malaita and Joyceth Paile of Malaita and Temotu. Ruele was sworn in as a principal magistrate while the two female were…

Police investigate alleged murder of 39 yr female

Officers of the Royal Solomon Island Police Force (RSIPF) are investigating the alleged murder of a 39-year-old mother at the Putagita Logging Camp, Roviana Lagoon on 5 January 2020. Supervising Provincial Police Commander (PPC) Western Province, Inspector Justina Fono says, “The alleged murder incident happened at the married quarter at the camp site.” “It is…

RSIPF arrests one of three prison escapees

Officers of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) have recaptured one of the three prison inmates who escaped from the Correctional Services Solomon Island (CSSI) prison at Rove on 15 December 2019. Prison escapee Willie Olo was recaptured in the LDA area at Betikama in East Honiara between 4 and 5 am this morning.…

Pollard: High tax on farmers slows economy

Managing Director of the Kokonut Pacific Solomon Islands (KPSI), Mr Bob Pollard said the high tax and high charges imposed for services to local farmers has caused the slow economic boost for the country.  Mr Pollard made the statement following his business achievement for receiving two major awards of the 2019 Business Excellence award organised…

Auki needs more Police officers

Members of the public have called on the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) to increase the number of Police officers at the Auki Police station. The call was made after Provincial Police Commander (PPC) Solomon Sisimia’s recent revelation that the Auki Headquarters is running short in manpower. PPC Sisimia stated this when speaking at…

Students’ cry buoyed

Gov’t must address students’ issue in Taiwan, says Raramo By IAN M.KAUKUI A senior national advocator, Redley Solomon Raramo has joined the local students studying in Taiwan by calling on the Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare, his Cabinet and the Ministry of Education to help sort out the issue faced by students in Taiwan.  Raramo made…

Cable system undergoes trial

THE Solomon Submarine Cable has announced four licensed operators in the country that are now connected to the International Coral Sea Cable System for customer trials, which will last until the end of January 2020. The trials will also be extended to the Solomon Islands Domestic Network, with one operator already connected to Auki while…

Telekom clarifies slow internet 

LOCAL telecommunication giant Our Telekom has apologised to its customers as a result of a slow mobile internet in recent days. In a statement yesterday, the company said its technical team have identified the cause. “A solution is being implemented,” it stated. The Solomon Star understands that the slow internet speed was experienced since New…