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…

Raft business swings at Mataniko

Since the washing away of the old Mataniko bridge in Chinatown last Thursday vehicles and pedestrians have been badly affected by the cut-off. For over nearly a week the public have to travel further by foot and vehicle and crossed the main Mataniko bridge inorder to reach the Point Cruz area or Chinatown. And this…

East Malaita calls for NDMO assessment

The East Malaita region which was affected by last week’s flash floods has called on the national disaster management office (NDMO) to carryout assessment on the remote region. In October last year, the region was also badly affected by flood and was declared a disaster zone where they were aided with relief supplies. Eight months…

Queen shares sympathy

QUEEN Elizabeth II has send deepest condolences to the Government and people of Solomon Islands following the devastating floods that killed at least 23 people and left thousands homeless. In a message to the Governor General Sir Frank Kabui on Monday 7th April, the Queen said she was deeply saddened to learn of the devastating…

It roared like a speeding vehicle

KENTON Foafasi was still packing his family’s belonging at their Koa Hill home when Mataniko river bursts its bank last Thursday. “All of a sudden the waters and debris came rushing through,” the 24-year-old recalled as he lay in his hospital bed at the National Referral Hospital last weekend. “Our house was the first to…