Police raid black markets, two arrested

POLICE arrested two men after they raided an establishment at Kuso Point and Tropican motel in Honiara on Thursday evening. More than 150 cartons of mix Solbrew beer worth thousands of dollars were confiscated, in one of well-coordinated liquor operations. Honiara city Acting Provincial Police Commander Mathias Lenialu praised his officers for a well done…

2015 Beauty Pageant contestants introduced

THE Miss Solomon Islands Beauty Pageant 2015 was officially launched on Thursday night at the Honiara Hotel, with the introduction and presentation of the seven contestants. They are Therisa Riokana, Lorah George, Gladish Sade, Lovinda Reggie, Dorris Muaki, Beverly Mawhimmey and Amanda Tepo. Deputy Prime Minister Manasseh Maelanga launched the event in the presence of…

Women urged to work in unity

ANGLICAN women from Hongo and Gaeta districts in Small Ngella have been urged to maintain unity in the work of the Mothers Union. President of Anglican Diocese of the Central Solomons, Margaret Seka uttered this during the official closing ceremony of the Mothers’ Union ministry at Dende village over the weekend. “I would like to…

Political appointees’ fate hangs

POLITICAL Appointees (PA) who are cronies to former Ministers who have resigned from the Democratic Coalition for Change Government (DCCG) are likely to lose their jobs. Political speculations predicted about 17 officers of the 39 political appointees are more likely to be axed from their jobs under the new political leadership reform. The Solomon Star…

Matariu community hailed

National Capital Assistance Commissioner has commended Matariu community in East Honiara for aiding the police in capturing drunkards that disturb police while giving awareness talk to the community over the weekend. Speaking to this paper yesterday Gabriel Manelusi said the attitude shown by the community is a positive step in partnership with the police. On…

ERT training underway in Auki

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New JICA volunteer to serve in Auki

A NEW JICA volunteer who will work as a business administrator at the Auki market and the Malaria Centre is now in Auki town after arriving on Friday. Toshiaki Sakamoto replaced a JICA Volunteer Naoki Kayano who did the same work. Mr Sakamoto when speaking to the paper said, he is ready to serve the…

Fashion week swings into showcasing designs

Solomon’s Fashion Week was officially opened with an exhibition of beautiful clothes and accessories designed by local tailors, women’s group and artists at the National Art Gallery on Monday. Officially opened by Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Women, Youths, Children and Family Affairs, Ethel Sigimanu the fashion week was to encourage the creation of…

Ramohia praises DPM for move

FORMER leader of the Independent group and the current Deputy Prime Minister in the DCC government has received praise for his move by the Malaita Provincial premier. Joining hands with a number of citizens of the country to commend Manasseh Maelanga and his former independent members is Peter Ramohia. “Thank you Hon Manasseh Maelanga (Hon…