WIDESPREAD DAMAGES

Disaster hits hard on Malaita By SOLOMON LOFANAin Auki MORE than 200 homes and properties in Malaita were reportedly damage when strong wind and heavy rain pounded the province on New Year’s night. Red Cross branch officer in Auki Rex Leofasia said they’ve received more than 200 reports of damages to homes. Mr Leofasia said…

MORE DAMAGES EXPECTED

Bad weather hits home By ANDREW FANASIA THE National Disaster Management Office (NDMO) is expecting more reports on the impacts of the current heavy rain and flooding. NDMO Principal Program Officer Brian Tom said this, Wednesday.  “Following the heavy rain and floods we have a lot of information reaching our office especially on the impacts…

Settlers call for urgent help

A CATHOLIC community of more than 300 settlers in the Henderson area of east Honiara say their homes and food gardens have been severely affected by the current bad weather. And leaders of Rurete community, which was made up mostly of settlers from Wagina in Choiseul, wanted the National Disaster Management Office (NDMO) to urgently…

Solomon Games postponed

The much awaited Solomon Games supposed to be hosted in Rennell this month is facing indefinite postponement due to delay of funds. This was confirmed in a statement by the Renbel Games Local Organizing Committee. The further postponement is due to the delay of funds from the Government through the Ministry of Home Affairs. The…

3 still missing

THREE fishermen from Maniate in east Wainoni, Makira Province, are yet to be found after they went missing since 29 December 2018 during a fishing trip. A close relative of the trio told the Solomon Star the men were out fishing after returning from Kirakira but never arrived home. Alick Piringi said he was also…

Tragic loss for Isabel

A PROMINENT leader of Isabel Province tragically lost his life on 28 December while attempting to cross a flooded river. Danstan Woele was the provincial member for Kolotubi ward in the Isabel Provincial Assembly. Reports the Solomon Star received said the late Woele and his friends were attempting to cross the Kolomola River when he…