Kwaso brewer jailed

A MAN who confesses to brewing Kwaso at Aekafo, Vara Creek area in Honiara last year has been sentenced to eight months imprisonment on Thursday. Timothy Dau was sentenced after pleading guilty to two counts of restriction on making liquor which carries a maximum penalty of a fine of 30,000 units, which equivalent to $30,000.00…

Fewer nominations to date

FIFTY candidates have been nominated as of Wednesday this week to contest the 2019 National General Elections. The Solomon Islands Electoral Commission (SIEC) Chief Electoral Officer, Mose Saitala confirmed this at a press conference this week. He said that the figure is not up to their expectations given that its now less than a week…

Malaita govt launch CITREC

MALAITA Provincial Government has launched the Canadian International Training and Education Corp (CITREC) program in Auki, Thursday. The launching was witnessed by Malaita Provincial Assembly Members, executive member and 44 selected students who will be the first Malaita youths to go into CITREC program. Of the 44 students, 12 are females. Speaking at the launching…

Hou meets US govt’s MCC team

CARETAKER Prime Minister Rick Hou has met with the visiting team from the US Government’s Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) mid-week, in Honiara. The MCC team is currently in Honiara to discuss the immediate first steps with the Government to advance the threshold program development with the key coordinating ministries. Prime Minister Hou when welcoming the…

Police arrest a man in Honiara for alleged electoral offence

Officers from the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) National Criminal Investigation Division(NCID) have arrested a man on the 12th of February 2019 for allegations instituted under the Electoral Act. Police made the arrest after receiving referrals from the Solomon Islands Electoral Commission (SIEC) revealing details of a 50-year-old man from Malaita Province registered to…

Call to remove wreckage

LOCAL farmers and fishermen coming in from the provinces to sell their produce and catch are calling on the responsible authorities to remove the two ship wreckage in front of the Central market and repair the wharves for proper use. The call was made through the Solomon Star North West Guadalcanal Stringer John Toki following…