Malaita’s water melons flood Central Market

Local farmers in North Malaita have flooded the Honiara Central market with more varieties of their sweet melons during the festive season. In an interview with one of the local melon farmers last Saturday, the Solomon Star was told that over 20 farmers are currently in Honiara selling their produces. Michael Kii said they are targeting…

Tribal conference held in Ranoggah

A tribal conference was recently conducted at Kara village in Ranoggah island, Western province for Kovala and Riuai tribe. Solomon Sammy who was part of the conference told Ranoggah Forum via the social media said the event was held on Friday 20th December 2019 based on the theme; ‘Knitted Together to Face Modernization Challenges.’  Chief…

Dead infant discovered

Officers of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) are investigating the discovery of the body of a three to four-month old female baby floating at sea close to the Vila area in West Guadalcanal on 26 December 2019.  Acting Provincial Police Commander (PPC) Guadalcanal Province, Superintendent Nixon Manetoga says,  “It is believed the incident…

HCC debts in millions

SBD$1.5 for unpaid water, electricity, rental bills IAN M.KAUKUI The Honiara City Council (HCC) has owed authorities more than SBD$1.5 million of unpaid bills for water, electricity, rental, land bills over the past 20 years. This was revealed by Lord Mayor, Wilson Mamae in a recent Press Conference on Christmas Eve. “It’s a huge debt…

Call for unity

PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare in his Christmas greetings speech has called for unity over the beloved hapi isles of Solomon Islands.   Sogavare said though there are ups and down in life with all kinds of challenges faced, let the peace of the season enters all hearts as Christians.  “Fellow Solomon Islanders, I believe that in…

Police probe death at Henderson

Officers of the Royal Solomon Island Police Force (RSIPF) are investigating the death of a 40-year-old person in the Henderson area East of Honiara that occurred, Thursday. Acting Provincial Police Commander (PPC) Guadalcanal Province, Superintendent Nixon Manetoga said his officers attended to a report of a man whose dead body was found in the SA…

Galokale: wasted public holiday

The Leader of the Independent Group has called on the Government to shift-away from doing things as usual by cutting back on unnecessary one-off public holidays in the coming New Year 2020. Robertson Galokale made the call in the light of the government’s recent declaration of today – Friday December 27 as a public holiday…

2019 fruitful year for DCGA 

THE last eight months of the Democratic Coalition Government for Advancement (DCGA) have been so fruitful, says the Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare in his Christmas greetings speech. Sogavare said his government has faced many challenges but also made some tremendous gains and achievements for its people and the country. He said one of the new…