RSIPF thank Australian gov’t

THE Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) has thanked the Government of Australia for the continuing assistance under the Australian Defence Cooperation Program to the maintenance of security in Solomon Islands. RSIPF Commissioner, Matthew Varley expressed the sentiments when he and members of his Executive met with the Australian Minister for Defence, Senator Marise Payne…

Blood donation increase this year

BLOOD donations this year has increased by 20 percent compared to the previous years. That’s according the Director of the Medical Laboratory at the National Referral Hospital (NRH) Alfred Dofai. “The projection this year looks bright with the first quarter registering 1,170 total blood donations which could mean we should achieve 4,680 donors at the…

Kwarea CHS to host cultural day

Kwarea community high school (CHS) in West Kwara’ae, Malaita province is gearing up to host its annual school cultural day next week. This will be the forth year in a row that the school will be hosting its annual school cultural day highlighting difference cultural background that the school pupils adopted in their homes. The…

Dettke’s help applauded

NORTH West Guadalcanal constituents have expressed appreciation to their Member of Parliament (MP) Bodo Dettke for his recent support to road transport in his constituency. Solomon Star Northwest Guadalcanal Stringer John Toki revealed that during the handover ceremony at the Ginger Beach, a total of 11 two (2) tonne trucks were delivered to the communities.…

Australia’s defence minister here

AUSTRALIA’S Minister for Defence, Senator Marise Payne is visiting the country on Thursday. She was in Tonga on Wednesday.  Minister Payne’s visit to Tonga and Solomon Islands coincides with a period of high engagement with Australia’s Pacific partners through Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2018 (IPE18).  In Tonga yesterday, Minister Payne participated in a number of activities as…

Oelyn wins seat in West election

OELYN Muala is the only female candidate to have won a seat in the Western Provincial Assembly elections held on Wednesday. She is the new provincial member for Ward 6 on Rannogga Island. Mrs Muala is the wife of South Choiseul MP Elijah Doro Muala. “I am looking forward to serving and working closely with…

Malaita support for free West Papua intact

MALAITA provincial government has maintained its support and stand for a free West Papua. This was highlighted during a dialogue held in Auki last month between representatives from the national government, civil society, Indonesian government and Malaita provincial government. The visiting team was led by Rence Sore of the Prime Minister’s office to discuss matters…

Six years for manslaughter

A MAN accused of the death of another man at Fulisango, Honiara, in July last year has been sentenced to six years in jail, Wednesday. John Sangolafa, who was initially charged with murder, was sentenced after pleading guilty to one count of manslaughter. He was supposed to stand trial starting Monday last week. However, following…