LIGHTNING KILLS MOTHER

A YOUNG mother in her 20s has died instantly, after being struck by a lightning on Wednesday, in a remote community in Baegu, North-East Malaita. The unfortunate incident happened at Lobau village, in the highlands of Baegu, when the innocent mother was doing domestic work outside their family home. Information reaching Solomon Star Auki claimed…

SINU issues sales ban

THE Solomon Islands National University (SINU) has taken a bold step in banning the sale and consumption of betel nut in its campuses in Honiara. A notice from the university’s senior management committee recently circulated confirmed the ban effective as of the 30th July 2018. “This is to inform all students and staff that sale…

In Court with Assumpta Buchanan

* Man to be sentenced for receiving drinks* Rape accused to plea* Man to be sentenced for receiving drinks Man to be sentenced for receiving drinks A man who confessed to receiving cartons of stolen soft drinks in 2016 at Henderson, East Honiara will be sentenced on August 7. David Kereka had pleaded guilty to…

DRUG AUDIT ORDER

PM orders technical audit drug procurement process Prime Minister Rick Hou has directed a technical audit to be carried out to urgently look at the whole drug procurement system and to verify the root cause of the current drug shortage. This was highlighted by Mr Hou when he met with the executive of the Forum…

Funds for east road upgrade queried

THE Malaita provincial government (MPG) minister for the eastern region has queried funding allocation for East Malaita road upgrade, which was announced last year. Finely Fiumae questioned the funding after the East Malaita road continues to deteriorate without much attention from the Ministry of Infrastructure Development (MID) to fix the road. Mr. Fiumae told the…

More live concerts to come

THE chairman of the Honiara Band Association (HBA) assures live music band lovers in Honiara that they have plans to host more live concerts in the near future. Benjamin Afuga, made the statements when acknowledging the great support and working together towards the recent HBA 4 NRH live concert, which he described as a successful…

Iroga joins media watchdog

Media freedom watchdog, PFF, the Pacific Freedom Forum, has welcomed a new Melanesia co-chair for the regional article 19 network. Leading Solomon Islands writer and publisher Robert Iroga takes up the role of co-chair from Papua New Guinea’s Alexander Rheeney. “We warmly welcome Robert as a news and ethics leader in the Pacific,” said PFF…

Man calls on MP to quit

A Fataleka man calls on the current Member of Parliament (MP) for Fataleka, Steve Abana to quit politics following what he claimed as failing the constituents for the last three terms in office. Nemuel Olofisau, from Waole community in East Fataleka in an interview with the Solomon Star in Auki, Tuesday expressed its time for…

PM clarifies status of iron bars at CBSI

PRIME Minister Rick Hou has clarified the status surrounding the progress on iron bars that are stored at the Central Bank of Solomon Islands (CBSI). The PM made the clarification in Parliament on Monday in light of the question by Member of Parliament for Auki/Langalanga Matthew Wale on the status and progress of those iron…