Police seize drugs during raid

A CHRISTMAS Eve raid police executed at White River’s 02 bus stop in west Honiara resulted in the seizure of marijuana and kwaso products. Police said the raid was executed in response to information gathered that there have been sales and use of illegal drug known as marijuana, and local brewed alcohol known as kwaso…

‘Increase women participation’

INCREASING women participation enhances development in Solomon Islands. Caretaker Minister for Women, Youth, Children and Family Affairs (MWYCFA) Lanelle Tanaganda made the statement during her speech at the recent Sine Die motion in Parliament. Mrs Tanaganda said she supports what the Caretaker Prime Minister Rick Hou said on the need to support women. “I would…

Angikimu’a: Rennell deserves better deal

OUTGOING Member of Parliament (MP) for Rennell and Bellona Dr. Kaitu’u Angikimu’a says Rennell deserves better deals from the mining, unlike what they get today. Speaking during the motion of Sine Die in Parliament last week Angikimu’a said resource owners did not get much from what they receive from the mining companies that extract bauxite…

Police operation remains active

POLICE officers across the country are actively on duty for the duration of operation Christmas and New Year 2019. Assistant Commissioner (AC) for Provincial Police Joseph Manelugu says about 280 officers across the provinces are involved in the operation.” “The officers will be involve in various duties like implementing the Family Protection Act, Crime Prevention…

SHIPPING GRANTS DEBACLE

Individuals enriched themselves with public funds By ANDREW FANASIA CERTAIN individuals and MPs of the 10th Parliament are believed to have enriched themselves with the controversial National Transport Initiative Grant (NTIG). That’s according to sources familiar with the distribution of the fund. Established in 2013, the grant which aims to ease sea transportation difficulties across…

MID must revive PWD

Sulupu Belei from west Guadalcanal says that the ministry of Infrastructure development (MID) must revisit the Provincial work development (PWD) to look after road maintenance in the country. In an interviewed with this paper he said that PWD is the best idea ever during their time. “Why I suggested this is because during our days…

Munda’s unique museum

There is something unique and perhaps different about Peter Joseph World War II Memorial Museum at Munda, Western Province, compared to museums elsewhere. First, it is perhaps the only museum in the region that you’ll find mostly personal items of soldiers who fought in WWII. Secondly, these items were not labelled or captioned as is…

Body in morgue for three months

Bad stench prompts public to call for its quick removal By CHARLES KADAMANA Body of a foreigner believed to be Russian, who died in Honiara some three months ago, is still being kept at the National Referral Hospital’s morgue. But it’s getting bad and the stench it is releasing is becoming unbearable for those attending…

Ships urged to be equipped with radios

ALL vessels operating in the waters of the country are strongly reminded to be equipped with two-way radio while traveling at seas. Principal Marine Officer of Search and Rescue Peter Young reiterated on this, Tuesday when speaking to the Solomon Star over the phone. He said some ships were found out to have no radios…