More arrests in Mbike probe

Police make two more arrests POLICE have arrested and remanded two more suspects as investigations into the Mbike island shooting widens. Harrison Niumalefo and Billy Kanakana Ringasui appeared at the Honiara Magistrate’s Court, Thursday on charges of attempted murder, willful and unlawful damage of property, attempt to destroy property by explosives, possession of firearm without…

Police to mount another operation

THE Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) will again mount an operation targeting anti-social behaviour, including noise and traffic matters. Police Commissioner Frank Prendergast said the operation starts this Friday and ends on Sunday. He said Police will be visible around Guadalcanal and Honiara. “They will be targeting the hot spots they are aware of,”…

Husband surrenders after death of wife

A HUSBAND gave himself up to the police, Wednesday, following the death of his wife at the National Referral Hospital, Monday. The woman, from Kakabona, west Guadalcanal, died of serious head injuries after her husband allegedly bashed her up using a solar battery. “The husband is now in our custody after he surrendered himself to…

Auki road tar sealing set to start

Auki tar sealing project will start in a fortnight, Monday 21st of this month. This was confirmed by Malaita premier Peter Channel Ramohia, Thursday morning saying that Dalgro Company was undertaking the project. He said, despite his objection for the company to work on the road improvement project in Auki, the Ministry of Infrastructure ((MID)…

Four companies confirm to attend MSG roadshow

FOUR companies in Honiara have been confirmed to take part in the upcoming 3rd Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) Roadshow and Trade Fair in Noumea, New Caledonia on 9th -10 November. Cornelius Donga Director for Marketing and Promotion in the Ministry of Commerce, Industries, Labour and Immigration (MCILI) told the Solomon Star in an interview on…

Mono’s agro-forestry story

LANDOWNERS of Mono in the Shortland islands, Western province have engaged in the agro-forestry over the past eight (8) months thanks to Tri-Jam and Solomon Resources Management. Unlike normal logging practices, these two companies have engaged local land owning tribes to venture into some forms of development programs as required by the clause in the…