Girl dies from Snake bite

A young girl in her 20s lost her life after she was bitten by a poisonous snake while tending to her garden.    The incident happened early this week in an inland village in Baegu Asifola, Malaita province. Both the deceased and her younger sister were out gardening when the incident occurred. According to information reaching…

We’ll deliver

Australia pledges commitment to undersea internet cable By AATAI J. LAUNGI AUSTRALIA on Tuesday reinforced its commitment to deliver an undersea internet cable for Solomon Islands via the coral seas. Deputy Secretary of Foreign Affairs and Trade of the Australian Government Penny Williams has been dispatched here this week to relay the message. “The Australian…

MACFest secures venue

Venues for hosting the 6th Melanesia Arts and Culture Festival (MACFest) in Honiara in July this year have been secured. The MACFest National Organising Committee (NOC) has been holding talks and arrangements with the Solomon Islands National University (SINU) in recent weeks to provide accommodation and other facilities to host the festival. The Melanesian Festival…

Men acquitted of armed robbery

Four men accused of involving in an armed robbery at Panatina last October have been acquitted on Monday. Frank Firimolea, Eddie Funubana, Eric Nathaniel Junior and Silas Kwaota were acquitted due to insufficient evidence against them. William Kadi of Public Solicitor’s Office who represents two of the accused had earlier made a proposal to the…

$3.7 BILLION BUDGET

A total of more than $3.7 billion of the 2018 Appropriation Bill was passed on the floor of parliament on Monday. This was made possible after a lengthy consultation at the committee of supply, since Thursday last week that finally ended yesterday afternoon. The Bill went for its third reading at the committee of supply…

HMNZS Moa 75th anniversary commemorated

  THE New Zealand High Commission Office in Honiara in collaboration with Royal Navy New Zealand (RNZN) has marked the 75th anniversary memorial service of the HMNZS Moa which sunk in Tulagi, Central Province on the 7th of April, 1942 during the Second World War. The commemoration service was held at Moa’s wreck site, Tulagi…

Warriors miss semi spot

Solomon Warriors FC has missed out on the Oceania Champions’ League semi final spot. The strong Warriors side lost 2-0 in the quarter finals yesterday to none other than the defending champions, Auckland City at Auckland’s Kiwitea Street. Emilano Tade broke the deadlock in the 20th minute and Solomon Islands Micah Lea’alafa extended the lead…

Kwainamoro forest nursery tree distribution starts

Kwainamoro Forest Nursery in Auki Malaita province begins its 2018 tree distribution this week. The Auki Principal Forestry officer Ronny Aiwewe confirmed this to Solomon Star in Auki saying, the 2018 tree distribution starts this week, and will continue in the coming weeks. Mr. Aiwewe said of the three exotic species nursery at the Kwainamoro…