Men urged to change attitude

By LYNNISSHA RUNA Minister for Women, Youth and Children’s Affairs Freda Tuki has urged husbands and boyfriends to start changing their behaviours towards women. She said they must change their behaviours towards their wives and girlfriends and find non-violent solutions to their intimate problems and family issues. Tuki made the statement recently in Honiara during…

Council to enforce law

No minors in buses By CHARLEY PIRINGI Minors will not be allowed to work as “conductors” in public buses under new measures the Honiara City Council has come up with. That’s according to deputy mayor and chairman of the Honiara City Bus Routes Regulation Taskforce Eddie Ngava. Ngava stated this on Friday when the council…

POLICE: QUIET FESTIVE SEASON

POLICE have recorded 2017 Christmas and New Year season as very peaceful compared to previous ones. Supervising Commissioner Juanita Matanga said the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) has observed a lot of good behaviour from our people this festive season. “We have observed there have been a lot of very good behaviour by our…

BY-ELECTION SET DOWN

Gizo-Kolombangara voters to elect new leader this year By EDDIE OSIFELO  CONSTITUENTS of Gizo-Kolombangara in Western Province are expected to go to the polls this year to elect their new leader. This is necessary after the High Court last November declared the election of Jimson Tanangada in the 2014 national elections null and void. The…

16 babies born on New Year’s Day

SIXTEEN babies were born on New Year’s Day at the National Referral Hospital (NRH) in Honiara. That’s four more from the12 that were recorded on New Year’s Day last year. NRH’s Clinical Nurse Consultant and Midwife Doris Dudley told the Solomon Star yesterday eight of the babies were female, while another eight were male. “All…

SIBC battles to stay on air

Power cut hits hard on national broadcaster By LYNNISSHA RUNA The national broadcaster, SIBC, is taking drastic and desperate measures to stay on air. This comes after Solomon Power’s recent disconnection of SIBC’s power supply due to a $65,000 outstanding bill.  The national broadcaster, which has the furthest reach and relied on by the rural…

MAN, 50, GETS NINE YEARS

Accused who had sex with minor jailed By ASSUMPTA BUCHANAN A MAN in his 50’s who impregnated his 12-year-old step-daughter has been jailed for nine years on Tuesday. The man, who cannot be named to protect the identity of the victim, was found guilty after a trial for one count of defilement. Justice Emmanuel Kouhota…