Damages reported in Temotu

TEMOTU Province has suffered some damages to its infrastructure and food gardens from the recent Cyclone Donna. According to the Solomon Islands National Emergency Operations Centre (SI NEOC) confirmed that four dwelling houses and twelve kitchens in Namo village collapsed to the ground, however all of the houses sustain reparable damages. “There were two casualties,…

ALONSO SPEAKS ON FOOTBALL

SOLOMON Islands Football Federation (SIFF) Technical Director Filipe Vega-Arango Alonso says the country is so passionate about football but development wise we have very little in place. The Spaniard told Oceania Football Confederation (OFC) media in an interview this week. “People love football in the Solomon Islands, whereas in Fiji, Samoa and New Zealand they…

Police arrest ‘gun owner’

POLICE on Wednesday arrested the alleged owner of the firearm that was located in a vehicle early this month in Honiara. Police Commissioner Matthew Varley in his weekly conference yesterday said they made the third arrest from follow up and inquiries from the two men who were initially arrested. The two men have been arrested…

Community urged to stop family violence

POLICE chief Matthew Varley is calling on community leaders and elders to work with people in the community to understand the serious consequences of family and domestic violence. He made the call in light of last Friday’s gruesome killing of a mother of five who was allegedly assaulted by her husband at Marau, Guadalcanal. “It…

‘MAN USED STICKS TO KILL WIFE’

Mother bashed, died in front of 5 children GORY details of how a man allegedly killed his wife in front of their five children in the Marau area of east Guadalcanal last Friday were revealed in court on Wednesday. This comes as Joseph Oai, 35, appeared in court, charged with the murder of his wife…

____Men In Black____ to unleash young players

Suva (Fiji Times) – FORMER champions Ba will be fielding two under-17 players in this weekend____s Vodafone Fiji FACT at Ratu Cakobau Park in Nausori. Krishneel Sami and Sumit Pillay teamed up with eight U23 players with some big names in their quest to win the main title. Team manager Arvind Singh said exposing the…

Reply to Rodney Tahara

I AM obliged to reply Rodney Taraha’s statement in this column regarding the delivery of the Northwest Guadalcanal Constituency women’s project that Mr Taraha also referred to as cheap donation. Geographically, the Northwest Guadalcanal Constituency (NWGC) is one of the biggest constituencies on Guadalcanal with a total voter registration of almost 6,000(5982) in the last…

NPF saving scheme

Dear Editor – I was reading in the Solomon Star issue No.6584 on the Thursday last week issue. Page 11 caught my attention of the news “NPF’s saving schemes for self-employed piloted.” I write to congratulate the National Provident Fund’s new product mentioned above. This caters for the self-employed citizens for nation building. This is…

Catholic media

Dear Editor – In his letter to your paper, SS of 8/5/2017, I don’t see the connection between G Bruns of Marist House, Tanagai, in his concern over Camillus Koke’s call on the good parishioners of Makira to behave during the Archbishop’s visit and Bruns final statements. I quote: “What does Catholic Media expects from…

Donation from our MP

Dear Editor – Allow me a space in your column to express my view as a voter from Northwest Guadalcanal on an article by a Rodney Taraha from Kakabona village, published in your paper on May 1st 2017, regarding donation provided by our MP for Northwest Guadalcanal to his voters. Mr Taraha, we the voters…