Man assaults sister escapes jail term

A man who assaulted his sister luckily escaped jail yesterday after his three months imprisonment term was fully suspended. Jackson Suluna pleaded guilty to one count of common assault, an offence that carries a maximum penalty of one year imprisonment term. The incident occurred in Honiara on January 19, following an argument between the accused…

Parliament adjourned; Sine Die

THE Parliament has been adjourned on Monday, following a Sine Die motion which was moved by the Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare last week. Mr Sogavare last week said, he will be moving a motion for the conclusion of the present 5th meeting of this 10th Parliament. Debate on the sine die motion has ended late,…

Auki police to beef up security

The Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) in Auki, Malaita province will step up on its duty this weekend to ensure law and order is maintain through out the Easter weekend. Auki Police operational commander Timothy Apaesi confirmed this to Solomon Star office in Auki in an interview yesterday. Mr. Apaesi said Auki police will…

Flooding, landslides

HEAVY rain on Sunday night has caused wide spread flooding and landslide to parts of the city and the outskirt communities of Honiara. The rain which continued for several hours had caused flooding to the main highway from Fishing Village and down to Rove. Traffic movement was badly affected which restricted their movement along the…

Lighting strikes boy unconscious

A CONCERNED citizen is calling on responsible authorities to provide awareness about the effects of lightning during stormy weather after a young boy was struck by lightning on Saturday when watching movie from a laptop. According to the man, who refused to the named, the young boy in his early twenties was watching movie from…

Judges for dance final

TWO world renowned dance judges will be judging the 13 dance crews that booked themselves a place in the Battleground Solomon Islands 2017 final tomorrow. They are Marco Andre Selorio – founder and director of World Supremacy Battlegrounds based in Sydney, Australia and Lizzie Wicks – dancer and choreographer based in Brisbane, Australia. They will…

Rini warns ministries to comply

Minister for the Ministry of Finance and Treasury (MoFT), Synder Rini has warned line government ministries not to cause too much headache to his ministry by sending incomplete PV (Payment Vouchers) or illegal claims for payment. He said some of these payments were referred to the police and most of them from line ministries. Speaking…

Busu to host 140 tourists today

Busu cultural center in the heart of Langa-Langa Lagoon, Malaita province will on Friday host the biggest number of tourists ever when 140 foreign tourists will grace their shore on a cruise boat this morning. The last time that the Island cultural centre hosted a cruise boat was 29th of November 2016 when 80 guests…

PACER Plus, only a matter of time: Vanuatu

PORT VILA, (VANUATU DAILY POST) – The official decision is yet to be made, but Vanuatu is already organising itself to better suit the Pacific Agreement on Closer Economic Relations (PACER Plus) when the time comes to put pen to paper. Early this week Prime Minister Charlot Salwai said during an interview that the Government…