GARO GETS TOP AWARD

Named 2018 ‘woman of courage’ THE United States Ambassador to Solomon Islands, Her Excellency Catherine Ebert Gray, will tomorrow present Emma Garo with the 2018 Ambassador’s Woman of Courage Award in Honiara. “By honoring Emma Garo, we are honoring all women who have struggled, survived, and succeeded, who have faced unbelievable hardships and discrimination,” said…

CHEMICAL SCARE

RESIDENTS of Tuvaruhu, central Honiara are urgently appealing to responsible authorities to immediately remove exposed bottles of chemicals, which were discovered behind the Tuvaruhu community high school (CHS), Monday. The Solomon Star was at the scene yesterday to witness the scary discovery, and have noticed that more than 10 different types of cartons of chemicals…

COLOURFUL OPENING

THE sixth Melanesian Arts and Cultural Festival (MACFest) officially commenced on Sunday in a dramatic showdown at the Lawson Tama stadium in Honiara. The program commenced with an official parade from the Honiara city council (HCC) all the way to Lawson Tama. Participants from Papua New Guinea, Fiji, Vanuatu, New Caledonia, East Timor, Australia and…

SICCI calls for action

GOVERNMENT together with the private sector and other development stakeholders must work in partnership to support inclusive forms of growth in this country. Speaking during the Prime Minister’s Breakfast held at the Heritage Park Hotel yesterday morning, Solomon Islands Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SICCI) chair Jay Bartlett’s said the country’s demographics continue to demand…

In Court with Assumpta Buchanan

* Murder suspect now has lawyer* Juvenile facing attempt murder bailed* Disclosures sought for rape case Murder suspect now has lawyerTHE suspect facing the murder of a man at Utupua Island in Temotu Province in March is now armed with a lawyer. Public Solicitor’s lawyer Clifton Ruele last week confirmed he will be representing Mathew Rauio, who faces one…

BACK IN ACTION

Short route buses targeted again By CROFTON UTUKANA   CITY Council law enforcement officers are back on the road cracking down on buses taking shorter routes. A number of buses that are on the council’s list met their fate when law enforcement officers caught up on them. “We have a list of buses that are…

PM HAILS FORUM

Chamber launches new initiative By ANDREW FANASIA  THE Government and the private sector need to foster their relationship and explore opportunities to enhance cooperation with each other. Prime Minister Rich Hou stated this when addressing the inaugural “Prime Minister’s Breakfast” event on Wednesday. Solomon Islands Chamber of Commerce and Industries(SICCI), which represents the private sector,…

Waimapuru overall athletics champs

WAIMAPURU national secondary school finished off as the overall winner of the 2018 National Inter-school Athletics Championship. They were confirmed overall winners following the final count of medals won throughout the two days competition at the St Josephs Tenaru Secondary School. Waimapuru scooped a total of 25 gold medals, 14 silver medals and seven bronze…

NMFA election not recognized

THE recent election of the new executive for the North Malaita Football Association (NMFA) is not recognized by the Malaita Football Association (MFA). That’s according to a letter by the vice president of the Solomon Islands Football Federation (SIFF) and the president of the MFA and NMFA, Eddie Omokirio. Omokirio was responding to an article…