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…

PM HAILS FORUM

Chamber launches new initiative By ANDREW FANASIA  THE Government and the private sector need to foster their relationship and explore opportunities to enhance cooperation with each other. Prime Minister Rich Hou stated this when addressing the inaugural “Prime Minister’s Breakfast” event on Wednesday. Solomon Islands Chamber of Commerce and Industries(SICCI), which represents the private sector,…

2019 census, a huge challenge for NSO

THE National Statistics Office (NSO) within the Ministry of Finance and Treasurer is currently gearing up preparation for next year’s national census. National Statistician Douglas Kimi when addressing participants at the launching of the first-ever report of the Solomon Islands Poverty Maps on Monday, said his office is currently rolling out key statistical activities within…

Disaster awareness at Kodili

THE National Disaster Management Office (NDMO) is participating at the Kodili Festival in Buala, Isabel Province, which opened, Monday. The NDMO team was deployed both by outboard motor (OBM) on Sunday 24th and via Solomon Airline Flight on Monday 25th ahead of the official opening on Monday afternoon. “This festival is an opportunity for the…

Five survive deadly fire

A FAMILY has survived a deadly fire that razed down a house at Kobe village in Ngella, Central province last month. About five people, four kids and their aunt were in the house sleeping when the fire broke out and engulfed the home. One of the survivors, Rhoda Wale said they were fast asleep inside…