17 drunk-drivers caught, charged

SEVENTEEN people have been caught and charged for driving under the influence of liquor over the weekend. Police Commissioner Matthew Varley this week said, 17 drivers last weekend alone makes him angry and sad that people are still not getting the message. “…and people are still willing to take other people’s lives in their hands…

HIPS to file lawsuit against Dawheya

THE Board Chairman of Honiara Integrated Primary School (HIPS), Michael Su’arikeni said they are considering a legal suit against the woman who registered the school as her privately-owned business. Speaking to the Solomon Star last Thursday, Su’arikeni said the conflict that went out of control in the media between parents and the Lord Mayor was…

Betikama pioneer principal honored

Betikama Adventist College (BAC) family on Wednesday held a very successful memorial service to honour the passing away of their first principal Pr Lyndon Thrift who pioneered the College in 1948. A number of former students and current staff and students gathered at the College Church at 1PM for this historic occasion. Speakers include the…

Vura CHS stage graduation

VURA Community High School has successfully hosted its 2018 school graduation on Thursday. The graduation ceremony was held at the St Barnabas Cathedral in Honiara with a total of 243 students ranging from grade 6, form 3, form 5 and form 6. Thursday’s graduation was a milestone and history for the school having for the…

PM lauds ADB’s transport deal

PRIME Minister Rick Hou has acknowledged the signing of a grant agreement between the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Solomon Islands Government. The agreement establishing the Transport Sector Project Development Facility was signed by the Finance & Treasury Permanent Secretary Harry Kuma and ADBs Pacific Liaison and Coordination Office Regional Director Ms Emma Fan.…

Customs unhappy with arrival of new boat

CUSTOMS officials stationed at the Ports area in Point Cruz were unhappy with the newly purchased Landing Craft (LC)for Savo-Russell constituency which sailed into the country without their knowledge. Speaking to the Solomon Star yesterday, Operation officer Wesley Siamanu said it is really disappointing to learn that a landing craft sailed into the country with…

In Court with Assumpta Buchanan

* Ririana to enter plea* Sentencing for attacker Nov 6* Taremae to face trial for one count of conversion* Teururu’s matter to High Court for trial Ririana to enter plea THE woman who allegedly involved in a fatal accident near the Honiara City Council (HCC) roundabout that claimed the life of a 15 year-old girl…

Lands officers under spotlight

Four senior physical planners from the Ministry of Lands, Housing and Survey have been suspended while under the investigation of the Ministry of Public Service (MPS). Sources close to the ministry revealed this to Solomon Star on Wednesday. According to our source, three senior officers were given their suspension letter early this week. The other…

Man nabbed bashing wife

Police at Tulagi in Central Province have arrested a 32-year-old man for allegedly assaulting his wife and tying up his 13-year-old elder son at Ha’a village on Big Gela recently. The suspect was charge for domestic violence under Section 57 subsection 1 of the new Family Protection Act. Supervising Provincial Police Commander (PPC) Central Province,…