Accused jailed for life

A YOUNG man in his 20’s has been convicted of murder and sentenced to life imprisonment on Wednesday in the High Court. Paul Mona was sentenced after a trial held at Auki in December last year for one count of murder and another of unlawful wounding. He stabbed two men on Christmas Day in 2010…

‘Drivers must obey instructions’

POLICE have again reiterated that all drivers must obey police traffic instructions and directives. This is to avoid the long queue or any other unnecessary and unwanted traffic accidents that may occur. Drivers have been cautioned to respect police road signs put up and also officers that are controlling and directing traffic. “We understand that…

Diarrhea hits city hard

THE National Referral Hospital (NRH) is reportedly flooded with diarrhea patients. A doctor at the outpatient department said the hospital is jam-packed with diarrhea infected patients. “Health workers at the outpatient are struggling to cope at the moment with the increasing number. “A lot of children and adults are affected,” the doctor said. He said…

Crime rate low, but police on alert

POLICE remain on high alert despite the low crime rate following flash flooding last week in the nation’s capital, Honiara. Acting Police Commissioner, Juanita Matanga revealed this on Thursday adding that Police are well aware of several opportunists trying to take advantage of the situation and commit unwanted petty crimes. “Police officers will remain on…

Mother’s undying love

THE Love of a mother for her children is undying. A few mothers perished in the recent flash floods and one that touched many rescuers was that of a woman who was found dead with her child still held tightly in her arms. The heartbreaking discovery was made last Saturday at the Matanikau River mouth.…

FSII reconciles with PM

FAMOUS face book group Forum Solomon Islands International (FSII) yesterday paid a reconciliatory reparation to the Prime Minister Gordon Darcy Lilo. Reports reaching the Solomon Star said the FSII executive met with the Prime Minister and gave Mr Lilo a shell money. A source said the shell money was paid after a thread posted by…

Australia offers assurance

PARLIAMENTARY Secretary to Australian Foreign Minister, Senator Brett Mason has conveyed Australia’s deepest condolences to Prime Minister Gordon Darcy, his Government and the people of Solomon Islands. Mr Mason conveyed the message on behalf of the Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott and Foreign Minister Julie Bishop to Prime Minister Lilo during a brief meeting in…