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…

Vunagi announces 2020 Honours and Awards

THE Governor General Sir David Vunagi has announced the 2020 Honours and Awards during his New Year’s speech broadcasted on the national broadcaster. Sir David announced a total of six awardees, which include Order of the British Empire MBE, British Empire Medal and Queen’s Police Medal. He said a total of 11 awardees were approved…

Sore to probe dismissal of eight HCC cases

CITY Clerk Rence Sore says he will dig deeper into the issues surrounding this week’s dismissal of the eight HCC cases before making a conclusion. He made this comment on social media following a magistrate’s ruling that dismissed eight HCC matters cases on Thursday. “This article caught me by surprise,” Sore said referring to the…

Police probe suspicious death

POLICE are investigating the suspicious death of a 40-year-old man at Rarata Village, North East Guadalcanal, on 2 January 2020.  Acting Provincial Police Commander (PPC) Guadalcanal Province, Superintendent Nixon Manetoga says: “On 2 January 2020 at about 10am Tetere Police received a report from Rarata Village that there was a dead body found in a…

CLIMATE FUNDING SLASHED

Wale hits out at decision By ANDREW FANASIA GOVERNMENT’s decision to slash the budget allocation for climate change expenses this year will affect vulnerable communities. That’s according to Opposition leader Mathew Wale. He described the decision as the “greatest pain and heartache” the 2020 national budget can give. In his recent budget, Wale said that…

One more officer suspended

ONE more Correctional Service officer has been suspended on half pay in relation to the escape of three inmates two weeks ago. It followed the suspension of six officers on 15 December 2019. Commissioner of Correctional Service of Solomon Island (CSSI) Gabriel Manelusi confirmed this, Monday. He said the latest action was against a senior…

Da’ville to rock Honiara tonight

The hot Jamaican reggae sensation Da’Ville also known as (aka) Turii Maysun will be staging a one night show for the New Years eve countdown tonight at the Pacific Casino hotel seafront. DJ Victor Lopez and Top Entertainment for the first time brought the reggae sensation to perform here in Solomon Islands. The arrangement for the…

RSIPF continues with ‘Operation Hunt Man’

Officers of the Royal Solomon Island Police Force (RSIPF) are continuing with its ‘Operation Hunt Man’ after three inmates escaped from the Correctional Services Solomon Islands (CSSI) Rove Prison on 15 December 2019. Acting Commissioner RSIPF Mostyn Mangau says, “It’s been more than two weeks and we appeal to the general public to supply more…