Body found washed ashore

A BODY of a middle aged man has been found washed ashore at Susuka village in Choiseul province over the weekend. Acting Police Commissioner Mostyn Mangau revealed this at the commissioner’s weekly conference, Thursday. “I urged the general public to support police in their investigation,” Mangau said. He appealed to anyone who may have any…

Church condemns actions of Rietveld

THE Christian Reformed Churches of Australia (CRCA) says they have taken a strong stance against the actions of Kevin Rietveld, who was jailed for three years recently for abusing girls here. That’s according to CRCA’s chairman of the National Sexual Abuse Complaints Committee Rev Dr Leo Douma in a statement issued to the Solomon Star…

Students to move to 12 best China universities

NINETY-ONE Solomon Islands students studying in Taiwan have been given opportunities to study in 12 of the best universities in China. That’s according to the Ministry of Education and Human Resources Development. A statement from the ministry said the 91 students have completed the China Scholarship Council (CSC) online application process last month. “The Ministry…

More pathfinders arrive

HUNDREDS of pathfinders are pouring into Honiara as the countdown for the 2019 Trans Pacific Union pathfinder camporee is fast approaching. Over the past days, pathfinders from Fiji, Vanuatu and the provinces have arrived in Honiara. Most of the overseas pathfinders are being accommodated at the Burnscreek high school and Betikama in East Honiara, while…

Eight rescued at sea

POLICE in Temotu rescued eight people last Sunday aboard a fibreglass boat after drifting at sea for hours. The 60-horse engine powered boat left Lata on Santa Cruz the day before enroute to the outer island of Vanikoro when it developed mechanical problem. Provincial Police Commander (PPC) of Temotu Province, Superintendent James Toaki said the…

Five MPs unfairly punished, says premier

SUIDANI HITS OUT AT GOVT By IAN M. KAUKUI   MALAITA Premier Daniel Suidani says the Sogavare Government acted unjustly to deny the Chinese component of the Constituency Development Fund (CDF) to five constituencies in the province. Government made the decision, stating the five MPs supported the Auki Communique, which amongst other things, spelled out…

Kooline says thanks 

KOOLINE Futsal club has acknowledged the support rendered towards the team for the recent OFC Futsal League competition in New Zealand. Kooline Team Manager Mohammed Shameem told media upon arrival on Tuesday that the support rendered by the sponsors, families, friends and football supporters both at home and abroad is what keeps their hopes alive and…

New Georgia, Western Cup champ

NORTH New Georgia is the new champion of the 2019 Western Cup football competition successfully completed on Tuesday in Gizo, Western province capital town. North New Georgia claimed the top title after beating favorites and hosts Gizo Hawks 2-1 in a stunning grand final showdown at the JF Kennedy Stadium in Gizo, Tuesday. Both teams started…

MHMS, churches sign deal

THE Ministry of Health and Medical Services (MHMS) together with heads of five mainstream churches in Solomon Islands have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) as part of strengthening their partnership going forward into the future. MHMS Minister Dickson Mua and his permanent secretary have signed the MoU on behalf of the ministry alongside the…