Choudhri: we are lucky to get the vaccine 

SOLOMON Islands is one of the luckiest countries to get the AstraZeneca vaccine. That’s according to Dr. Yogesh Choudhri from the World Health Organisation (WHO) working with the Ministry of Health and Medical Services (MHMS). “We are the luckiest country to get the vaccine,” he said. Choudhri reiterated that it is important for all the…

$26.5M TOP UP

Japan to provide extra fund for airport project   JAPAN will provide an additional SBD of $26.5 million to fill the financial gap brought about by the delay in the commencement of the Honiara International Airport improvement project. The Japanese Government through the Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA) is providing the fund. However, due to…

SUSPECT ESCAPED 

Prized ‘potential’ killer of Chinese business woman fled Honiara   A MAN police have identified as a potential suspect in the killing of a 44-year-old Chinese woman earlier this week has fled Honiara, sources confirmed last night. It is understood the man boarded one of two cargo and passenger vessels, which left Honiara for Malaita…

Tailings dam poses risk

The Environment and Conservation Division with the support from the National Disaster Management Office (NDMO) is continuing to monitor the Gold Ridge tailings Dam after water level rose to dangerous levels following heavy rainfall in recent weeks. The latest data collected on-site showed that on the 1st April 2021 the level of water at the…

Siapu hopes to solve short bus route issue

NEW Honiara City Mayor-elect, Cr Eddie Siapu has assured residents in Honiara that his government will take into serious consideration the never-ending ‘short bus routes’ that are affecting city commuters, daily. In a brief meeting with the local press after his victory yesterday, Cr Siapu said the short bus route is indeed a big concern…

‘HELP ME’

The final words from shop owner to her husband   THE husband of the Chinese woman who was allegedly stabbed to death inside her shop Point Cruz on Tuesday morning made a final pleading call ‘help me’ to her husband and says she was attacked. That’s according to Police Commissioner Mostyn Mangau during his weekly press…

POTENTIAL SUSPECT IDENTIFIED

Police identify ‘Potential suspect’ in White Angel Building murder POLICE investigators have identified a potential suspect in their hunt for the killer or killers in Tuesday’s murder of a Chinese woman in the city’s central business district (CDB), sources told Solomon Star yesterday. The killing has raised a chorus of condemnation by the government and…

Car missing, search still on

THE hunt for a privately owned car that was stolen last week is still underway. An X-Trail car with a registered number plate MA 9604 and is in grey in colour has been snatched at the Rove Fish and Chips market in West Honiara last week. The owner of the car, the former national beach…

Traditional, cultural heritage workshop held in West Are’Are

RARIPAINA Biodiversity Conservation Association held a three-day traditional and cultural heritage safeguarding workshop at Haukona village in West Are’Are. Facilitated by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism facilitator Steven Namosu Paukari on the invitation from Raripaina conservation. More than 20 participants’ women and men including teachers as well from the nearby community attended the workshop.…

POTHOLE PROTEST

Villagers unhappy with the roads by planting suckers in muddy potholes   FARMERS in Central Kwara’ae, Malaita Province, have expressed their dissatisfaction by planting banana and taro suckers in muddy potholes along the south road in Central Kwara’ae. The action was taken after numerous calls to the government to repair and fix their roads fail…