New commemorative currency unveiled

The Central Bank of Solomon Island (CBSI) has launched the country’s new SBD$40 dollar banknote and two dollar coin on Thursday. The special commemorative currency was launch in Honiara. Permanent Secretary of Ministry of finance and Treasury, Harry Kuma, declared the note and coin legal tender, which means people can buy with the currencies.  The…

Trio nabbed alleged cash theft

Three suspects have been arrested by Auki Police for allegedly stealing money during a boat trip from Honiara to Auki on Saturday 30 June 2018. Supervising Provincial Police Commander (PPC), Malaita Province Superintendent Timothy Apaesi said the victim was travelling from Honiara to Auki on one of the local inter-island boats with more than $17,000.00…

Pope appoints new Bishop of Auki

His Holiness Pope Francis on Tuesday appointed a first local as the new Bishop of Auki Diocese of the Catholic Church. He is Rev. Father Peter Houhou. He is currently the Vicar General of the Archdiocese of Honiara and Administrator of Holy Cross Cathedral. He was born in Marau October 10, 1966 and he is…

Gina new Western premier

The Western Province has a new Premier. He is, David Gina, a fifty-seven year old former Lands Administrator and Government Public Servant. Mr Gina collected a total of fifteen votes with the only rival his ward colleague, Ramraka Talasasa with eleven votes in runner up position, during a secret ballot session in the first full…

Search for missing German in West

A search is on for a foreign national believed to have fallen over board, after his boat was found at Sambora Village, Vella la Vella on Monday. Police in the Western Province are mounting the search. Provincial Police Commander (PPC) Western Province, Chief Superintendent, Mathias Lenialu, said reports reaching his office said a 50-year-old German…

GARO GETS TOP AWARD

Named 2018 ‘woman of courage’ THE United States Ambassador to Solomon Islands, Her Excellency Catherine Ebert Gray, will tomorrow present Emma Garo with the 2018 Ambassador’s Woman of Courage Award in Honiara. “By honoring Emma Garo, we are honoring all women who have struggled, survived, and succeeded, who have faced unbelievable hardships and discrimination,” said…

CHEMICAL SCARE

RESIDENTS of Tuvaruhu, central Honiara are urgently appealing to responsible authorities to immediately remove exposed bottles of chemicals, which were discovered behind the Tuvaruhu community high school (CHS), Monday. The Solomon Star was at the scene yesterday to witness the scary discovery, and have noticed that more than 10 different types of cartons of chemicals…

COLOURFUL OPENING

THE sixth Melanesian Arts and Cultural Festival (MACFest) officially commenced on Sunday in a dramatic showdown at the Lawson Tama stadium in Honiara. The program commenced with an official parade from the Honiara city council (HCC) all the way to Lawson Tama. Participants from Papua New Guinea, Fiji, Vanuatu, New Caledonia, East Timor, Australia and…

In Court with Assumpta Buchanan

* Murder suspect now has lawyer* Juvenile facing attempt murder bailed* Disclosures sought for rape case Murder suspect now has lawyerTHE suspect facing the murder of a man at Utupua Island in Temotu Province in March is now armed with a lawyer. Public Solicitor’s lawyer Clifton Ruele last week confirmed he will be representing Mathew Rauio, who faces one…

BACK IN ACTION

Short route buses targeted again By CROFTON UTUKANA   CITY Council law enforcement officers are back on the road cracking down on buses taking shorter routes. A number of buses that are on the council’s list met their fate when law enforcement officers caught up on them. “We have a list of buses that are…