Forau awarded PhD from UNSW

THE University of New South Wales (UNSW) Campus in Canberra had its graduation ceremony on Wednesday this week. Twelve students were awarded PhDs.  Luke Forau a Solomon Islander from the island of Tikopia in Temotu Province was one of them. Luke started his education journey from his home village. He did his secondary education initially…

Coronation tightens school discipline

CORONATION Christian school says it would continue to strive hard in maintaining high standard of discipline at the school. Principal Adrian Dorovia highlighted this at the school’s graduation and closing program on Wednesday.  Coronation will continue to uphold and promote high standard of discipline to see discipline at the school improve. The event was held…

MPA opens defamation lawsuit

Member of Provincial Assembly (MPA) for East Kwaio ward 18 Alick Butala has opened a legal action against political rival Jude Kaefia. This was for discrediting his status in this paper’s letters to the editor dated December 2. In the letter Mr Kaefia alleged that Mr Butala has a sexual relationship with a high school…

Anti-Corruption Bill to parliament soon

THE chief technical advisor for the Fundamental Reform Program, within the Office of the Prime Minister says the work on the anti-corruption Bill is now complete and should be ready for the next parliament session. Moses Saitala in an exclusive interview with the Solomon Star said his team had completed all their work on the…

Flood victims get relief supplies

Victims of the Kwaibaita flood in East Malaita finally receive their food relief supplies after two months of waiting. This was confirmed by the Provincial Member for ward 16 Finely Fiumae in an interview with this paper on Wednesday. Mr Fiumae said the task of delivering the 2,500 rice bags was not easy especially when…

Anti-corruption walk today

THE country will join the globe to celebrate 2016 International Anti-Corruption Day (IACD) today. In Honiara a walk to fight against corruption will be staged this morning. The message for this year’s anti-corruption day (IACD) is that corruption impacts negatively on our future, our children’s future, our resources, our democracy and the development of Solomon…

Man arrested for robbery

Police have arrested a suspect in connection to an early morning robbery on Thursday morning. A statement from Police Media Unit said, the suspect was alleged to have been involved in a robbery at the Solomon Islands Public Employees Union (SIPEU) at the town ground office on Thursday morning. It was alleged three male persons…

Man nabbed with child explicit material

A SIXTY-six (66) year old man has been arrested yesterday for possession of child exploitation material. A statement from the Police Media Unit said, following the arrest investigation by the Royal Solomon Island Police Force (RSIPF), Sexual Assault Unit is progressing. Other charges are being considered, the statement said. “This investigation commenced as a result…

Dr Kako inspires students with experience

Sacrifice will motivate you to be a successful person in life. The Malaita Provincial Health Director Dr. Henry Kako told the Auki primary school students during the 2016 end year prize giving and closing ceremony on Wednesday. Dr. Kako who was the guest speaker at the occasion told the students that success will not come…

APS grade six students challenged

Auki primary school (APS) students have been told to commit themselves in their studies to achieve better. This was highlighted by the APS head teacher Raphael Angii when addressing grade six students, parents and guardians who attended the 2016 prize giving and closing ceremony at the APS school hall on Wednesday. He told the students…