Auki police: no ‘armed group’ training

POLICE in Auki has refuted a media report of an ‘armed group’ led by M4D currently doing military-style training for a planned second wave of attack in Honiara following the burning and looting last month. Auki Police Operation Commander Inspector Michael Ramosaea confirmed this to Solomon Star Auki yesterday that the media report is misleading.…

PM hails West’s contribution

Western Province has been acknowledged for its contribution to the country’s national growth. “Western Province contributes 20 percent of national growth,” Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare announced in his key note address during Western Province’s Second Appointed Day celebrations in Gizo, Tuesday. Western Province plays an increasing vital role in the economy of Solomon Islands, Prime…

KWAITA CHARGED, RELEASED ON BAIL

BUSINESSMAN John Kwaita has been released on police bail, police said Tuesday. He will appear before the Honiara Central Magistrates Court on 2nd February 2022. Mr. Kwaita was charged with unauthorised public assembly and public procession contrary to regulation 14(1) & (3) (a) of the emergency powers (COVID -19) (N0.3) 2021; regulation 4 of the…

More male receives vaccines

The vaccine gender distribution record shows more males received the vaccine compared to females. The Ministry of Health and Medical Services (MHMS), Technical Adviser, Dr Yogesh Choudri highlighted this during the Covid-19 talkback show on Sunday. “More males have gotten the vaccines,” Dr Choudri said. He added female 46 percent and male 54 percent. Therefore,…

Kuku reminds Kuma

The Leader of the Independent Group in Parliament has reminded the Minister of Finance and Treasury to be truthful and consistent in his responses when informing parliament of government policies and programs, in particular those that are under his portfolio and leadership. John Dean Kuku made this reminder in a statement yesterday following Harry Kuma’s…

‘ARMED GROUP’ REPORT PROBED

POLICE is now investigating a report published over the weekend in our Sunday Star issue with the headline ‘Armed group to ‘unleash’ second wave’ and says they will not tolerate any armed groups or criminals. In a statement issued by Police Media Unit Mostyn Mangau said; “I want to make a very clear statement here…