DEATH PROBE

Police: death of man, 50, suspicious By ASSUMPTA BUCHANAN   POLICE are continuing their investigation into the ‘suspicious death’ of the 50-year-old man at Kaio Village in Tasimboko area, northeast Guadalcanal. Supervising Police Commissioner Gabriel Manelusi on Thursday said the Tetere Police and the Guadalcanal Provincial Police Commander (PPC) are working very hard on this investigation.…

City-based groups for MACFest

ONLY Honiara-based cultural groups will represent the country in next month’s Melanesian Arts and Culture Festival (MACFEST). This was due to drastic budget cuts faced by the MACFEST national organising committee. In a statement on Tuesday the committee said, Honiara-based Cultural groups from the country’s nine provinces will represent Solomon Islands at the upcoming Melanesian…

Taiwan medical team tour S/Malaita

A MOBILE medical team from Taiwan is visiting the southern parts of Malaita this week. The team will carry out medical services in Small Malaita, East and West Are’Are for the next nine days from 5th to 13th this month. The statement said that in response to the dire medical needs in the rural areas,…

Pelau women learn about family law

WOMEN leaders from Pelau community in the Malaita Outer Island (MOI) for the first time got the opportunity to learn about recently passed Family Protection Act (FPA). This was when Willie Fafoi of the Auki Crime Prevention Unit traveled to the region late last month and conducted the awareness. Mr. Fafoi told the Solomon Star…

Govt unhappy with Rumbiak’s comment

The Government has expressed dismay at attempts by West Papualeader Jacob Rumbiak, to interfere and meddle in the country’s national affairs. In a statement on Tuesday the Solomon Islands Democratic Coalition for Change Government (SIDCCG) said it strongly disproves the action of Mr Rumbiak. It disputed the allegations, opinions, and interference by Mr Rumbiak in…

SOLOMON AIRLINES RETURNS TO PARASI

After an approximate 10-year absence Solomon Airlines will recommence scheduled air services to Parasi Airport in South Malaita from 08 June 2018. The national carrier’s decision follows the recommissioning of the airport by the Civil Aviation Authority of Solomon Islands (CAASI).  The new service will operate between Honiara and Parasi every Monday and Friday. Announcing…

RSIPF sign MoU with RPNGC

The Royal Solomon Islands Police Force(RSIPF) and the Royal Papua New Guinea Constabulary (RPNGC) on Monday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to govern future cooperation between the two police forces. RSIPF Commissioner Matthew Varley and the RPNGC Commissioner, Gari Baki signed the MoU during a ceremony at the Rove Police Headquarters in Honiara following…

NEW FEMALE MP

Lanelle Tanangada is the new Member of Parliament (MP) elect for Gizo/Kolombangara constituency. This follows her landslide victory over former Prime Minister and top contender Gordon Darcy Lilo during Wednesday’s by-election. Mrs Tanagada’s win has dashed Lilo’s hope to regain power for the second time in Parliament. Mrs Tanagada was declared winner just after 8pm…

Dr Rohorua new PSC chair

The newly appointed chairperson of the Public Service Commission (PSC) has been sworn in. He is Dr. Frederick Isom Rohorua who has replaced Eliam Tangirongo, who has taken up another appointment as the Solomon Islands High Commissioner Designate to United Kingdom. Dr. Rohorua’s has served under the Officer of the Prime Minister and Cabinet as…

Tome’s closing sub, Wednesday

  The former Minister of Provincial Government and Institutional Strengthening, David Tome, accused of converting $80,000 of constituency fund will appear in the Honiara Magistrates’ Court for the closing submission on his matter.   Principal Magistrate Ricky Iomea will then set a date for the judgment after hearing the closing submissions at 1.30pm today. The…