Public hailed for support in arrest

Acting Police Chief Mostyn Mangau has thanked the community’s assistance in sharing information with the police which led to the arrest of the two remaining prison escapees over the weekend. Speaking to reporters at the commissioner’s weekly conference Acting Police commissioner Mostyn Mangau said police manage to arrest Frank Firimolea and Dilo Faiga with the…

‘Neiko drug’ on the rise

Police say they are discussing with relevant authorities to try and address the legislative gaps involving the “Neiko Drug” or “Coupen” that is said to be on the rise in the country. This followed reports of the drug being used by many young people especially students circulating on social media. A woman said on social…

Alleged child abuser nabbed

POLICE on Tuesday have arrested a 50-year-old man who allegedly indecently assaulted a five-year-old girl in Fauambu in West Kwara’ae, Malaita early this month. Acting Police Commissioner Mostyn Mangau on Thursday said with the community’s assistance Police in Auki managed to arrest the 50-year-old man on Tuesday afternoon. “Police Auki manage arrest this 50-year-old man at…

Alleged child abuser nabbed

POLICE on Tuesday have arrested a 50-year-old man who allegedly indecently assaulted a five-year-old girl in Fauambu in West Kwara’ae, Malaita early this month. Acting Police Commissioner Mostyn Mangau on Thursday said with the community’s assistance Police in Auki managed to arrest the 50-year-old man on Tuesday afternoon. “Police Auki manage arrest this 50-year-old man at…

15 BUSES DETAINED 

HCC acts on short routes saga THE Honiara City Council (HCC) Law Enforcement has arrested 15 buses for running short bus routes in the city, yesterday. According to an HCC media statement, the buses arrested were running a short bus route from the Central market to Didao, Talise, and Discount at Ranadi. “All bus drivers…

LOAN DEAL EXPOSED

Leaked information exposed the government’s attempts to acquire a loan of USD$100 billion (SBD$800b) from a private businessman in China after switching diplomatic ties from Taiwan to China in September 2019. According to corresponding information sighted by this paper, the Minister of Finance Harry Kuma have written two letters to a middle man named Terry…

Business owner accused of discriminating local

• Foreign Officer sent back• SPC, MP, Business owner might allegedly collude By ANDREW FANASIA  A FOREIGN business owner of Breakwater Cafe was reported for allegedly making very highly discriminative and racist comments against some local women who went there. Speaking to the Solomon Star on condition of anonymity a concerned citizen said this racist…

Opposition concern over USD$100B loan

The Leader of Opposition Matthew Wale calls on the Prime Minister (PM) to confirm or deny information that he authorized the Minister of Finance to explore the borrowing of USD100 Billion from lenders in China. Mr. Wale in a statement last night said that information he has received has given him cause for great concern…

$4.5m for by-election

THE Solomon Islands Electoral Commission (SIEC) has confirmed they have approved a budget of $4.5 million for the by-election in 2020. This was confirmed to this paper by Electoral Commissioner and Chief Electoral Officer Mose Saitala on Wednesday. “Yes, we have a budget for by-election 2020 approved by the National Parliament,” Saitala added. When asked…