Fishermen escape police hunt

FIVE fishermen escaped a possible arrest when Tulagi police were tipped that the men were using illegal explosive – dynamite. Tulagi Provincial Police Commander Fred Satu said the men were conducting the illegal fishing at Voloa coral reefs in Gela, Central Islands Province on Tuesday morning. Mr Satu said upon receiving reports from villagers in…

$4 million hotel bill questioned

RENBELL Premier Lance Tango has reportedly incurred a hotel bill of $4 million. A source revealed the bill is for occupying two rooms, food and other services at the Heritage Park Hotel. According to the source, the premier and his executive was invited by an Indonesian Mining firm Bintang Borneo Ltd in May for consultation…

Relief supplies heading for provinces

Tones of relief supplies have been shipped out to the provinces in the last two days. The National Disaster Management Office (NDMO) has confirmed that relief supplies to Malaita, Isabel, Western and Choiseul provinces have now been shipped. Relief supplies for Isabel, Western and Choiseul provinces left on Sunday onboard MV Otega and supplies for…

Flood victims unsatisfied with repatriation

Flood victims of the April 3 floods have expressed dissatisfaction with the repatriation package the National Disaster Management Office (NDMO) has provided. Chairman of Mbokonavera camp Charles Ketea told this paper the victims felt like they were being mistreated and neglected since day one. “How could you expect someone losing all their belongings and home…

PM condemns ‘shooting’ of Malaysian Airline

PRIME Minister Gordon Darcy Lilo has joined global leaders in expressing his sympathy to the families of the passengers shot down over Ukraine, Thursday, on Malaysian passenger airline MH17. In strongly condemning the shooting Mr Lilo described it as a “horrendous act of terrorism against innocent global citizens”. “I join world leaders in condemning such…

Betel nut back at the main market

WHEN the Central Market was newly completed and occupied, there were strict regulations against selling of betel-nut there. The regulations were upheld up to recent times. A concern market visitor John Waki said it is an eye-sore nowadays. “People simply do not listen. They have ears and continue to disobey the rules. “The main market…

Allowances unfair: SINU teaching students

SELF-Sponsored students of the School of Education at the Solomon Island National University [SINU] Panatina campus have expressed disagreement with what they described as ‘unfair allowances’. One of the concerned students Wilson Mae said self sponsored students are not included in the Ministry of Education’s list for allowances for practical. “We were told only students…

Two females graduate at ANU

Two local Solomon Islands student has graduated with Masters Degree at the Australian National University College (ANU), Canberra Friday. They are Caroline Laore and Annie Kwai. Laore graduated with a Masters in Social Research while Kwai with a Masters of Arts with Honours in History. Speaking to Sunday Star from Canberra Ms Kwai said “it was…