Police probes suspicious deaths in Guadalcanal

OFFICERS of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) at the Henderson police station in Guadalcanal Province are investigating two suspicious death incident of two male person at Uragai and Tina village in South Guadalcanal on different dates recently. Provincial Police Commander (PPC) Guadalcanal Province Chief Superintendent Alfred Uiga says, “The first suspicious death incident…

SINOPHARM VACCINE LAUNCHED 

‘A firewall to protect your family’   THE Sinopharm vaccine roll out today will further enhance prevention and control measures of Solomon Islands and help build a firewall for the people of Solomon Islands to win the final victory in the battle against COVID-19. People’s Republic of China (PRC) Ambassador to Solomon Islands His Excellency…

LIKE FATHER, LIKE SON

South Choiseulese return son of former MP in by-election SOUTH Choiseul voters on Friday returned Sammy Galo – the son of former MP Robertson Galo – in a closely fought bye-election for the Constituency which has been without parliamentary representation since last year. The new MP flew into Honiara yesterday afternoon, beaming with smiles. He…

Sinopharm launch, Friday

THE Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine is scheduled to be launched on Friday, the Ministry of Health and Medical Services (MHMS) confirmed. Around 30 health workers comprising of doctors, nurses and data and risk communication officers have been trained on Thursday are now ready to commence the roll out of the Sinopharm vaccines, the ministry said.  Similar to…

Mamae hits back at Futai

FORMER HCC Lord Mayor Wilson Mamae said repeating the same thing over and over concerning the Honiara City Council Saga must stop to allow relevant authorities deal with the whole saga accordingly. He said this in an interview in response to Jonathan Futai letters to the editor about the HCC saga, Wednesday.  “It has been…

CONTRACTS, KICK-BACKS

Ex-PWD worker discloses more details of MID contract deals   FURTHER details of how infrastructure contracts are obtained from the Ministry of Infrastructure Development (MID) have emerged following an exclusive interview with the Ministry’s former heavy equipment and plants operator this week. “There are officials that potential contractors must first identify. These officials hold key…

MWYCFA hails China-SI dialogue 

  The Ministry of Women, Youth, Children and Family Affairs (MWYCFA) has welcomed the Poverty Reduction China-Solomon Islands virtual dialogue.  Minister Freda Rangirei made the acknowledgment during the virtual dialogue held at People’s Republic of China Embassy, Town Ground on Wednesday.  Ms. Rangirei in her remarks acknowledged the diplomatic relationship that Solomon Islands have with…

Police renew call to respect girls

POLICE has renewed and reinforced a call for all men to respect young girls in the country. Police Commissioner Mostyn Mangau in his weekly press conference at Rove yesterday issued the appeal to all men. “I appeal to all men to respect our young girls,” he said. He reiterated the call following an allegedly-rape-case-incident at…

Futai: Who is Sore defending?

HONIARA resident, Jonathan Futai has called on former Honiara City Council (HCC) Clerk, Rence Sore to stop from his continuous drivel responses in the media on the steaming HCC saga. Futai told Solomon Star on Thursday that Mr. Sore’s responses to the HCC saga are not reasonable as he is always good at diverting issues from…

South Choiseul counting

Counting of ballot papers following Wednesday’s by-election for South Choiseul Constituency in Taro, Choiseul Provincial capital will continue today after it was suspended last night. Counting started at 1pm and was halted at 10pm last night on the advise of the Returning Officer Henry Deva to allow all the officers involved in the counting process…