Call to empower youths 

A concerned resident of Gizo, Western Province says youths need more empowerment and support to stop them from engaging in bad behaviour. He raised this following increasing numbers of young people engaging in anti-social activities by causing a nuisance in the communities. Speaking to this paper, Benjandro Piko, who is a resident at Babylon Heights…

RSIPF thanked local contractor for well-done job

The Royal Solomon Island Police Force (RSIPF) and the Solomon Islands Police Development Program (SIPDP) have thanked a local contractor for a successful completion of the new Avu Avu Police Station in Guadalcanal Province. Officers from the Police Infrastructure Department (PID), Ministry of Infrastructure Development (MID) and SIPDP Infrastructure and logistics Advisor attended the program to thank the contractor…

PASSENGERS ESCAPE DEATH IN CRASH

Passengers on a fully loaded truck traveling along the South Road in Malaita Province narrowly escaped death after the vehicle was involved in an accident. The three-tonne vehicle left Auki town on Saturday afternoon loaded with passengers when it ran off the road at Faubaba in West Kwaio. Reports reaching Solomon Star Auki claimed passengers…

DON’T WAIT, DO IT NOW!

SI will record more deaths if theres community transmission   SOLOMON Islands will record more death compared to Fiji if there is Covid-19 community transmission in the country. Secretary to the Prime Minister (SPM) Jimmy Rodgers echoed this warning during a radio talk-back show yesterday over the national broadcaster. Dr Rodgers said the only way…

MAN ESCAPES EXPLOSION

A MAN is counting his lucky stars after narrowly missing a bomb explosion over the weekend in a valley at Tasahe, West Honiara. The incident occurred after the man lit a fire to clear a new site for his new garden. According to residents nearby, the shell exploded on Saturday afternoon, fortunately, nobody was hurt. They…

MPs’ ROAD PROJECT UNDER SPOTLIGHT

THE proposed Taeloa to Ataa road by the Member of Parliament for Baegu Asifola and Member of Parliament for Fataleka has come under spotlight for lack of proper consultation. The proposed road development which was planned to run from West Fataleka to Baegu Asifola and East Fataleka in Malaita Province has reached a Memorandum of…

28 MPs’ LEAVING SOGA 

• ‘Armed Group’ claims 23 Ministers and 5 backbenchers ready to desert PM Sogavare• Our Party: DCGA is rock solid with 39 MPs’   AS public reactions begin to filter through on reports an armed group is allegedly plotting to overthrow Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare’s government, the group has released a list of ministers and…

Suidani calls for responsible Journalism

PREMIER of Malaita Province, Daniel Suidani, has called on Alfred Sasako and the Solomon Star to be responsible for their reporting.  Speaking from Brisbane Australia in his quarantine hotel, Premier Suidani said he is concerned that Sasako continues to refer to the premier on his speculative stories.  A case in point is this latest front-page…

STATE OF PUBLIC EMERGENCY FURTHER EXTENDED

THE Governor General, His Excellency, Sir David Vunagi has declared the country’s fifth consecutive State of Public Emergency (SOPE) on the eve of the expiry of the current SOPE on July 24. A Government statement reports, in exercise of the powers conferred by section 16(2) of the Constitution, the Governor General by a Proclamation declare…