$10k in fine for brewing kwaso

A man who confesses to having in his possession utensils for brewing kwaso has been fined $10,000 recently in the Honiara Magistrate’s Court. Primo Maehada, 53, was sentenced last Friday after pleaded guilty to the offence before Principal Magistrate Jim Seuika. Mr Seuika then imposed a fine of $10,000 in default of six months imprisonment.…

PM reaffirms war on corruption

PRIME Minister Rick Hou on Monday called on the nation to stand together to fight and eradicate corruption. He made the call at an event organised to mark International Anti- Corruption Day, as well as the historic launch of the Anti- Corruption Act 2018, and the Whistle-Blowers Act 2018 in Honiara. “Today 10th of December…

JAPANESE ZERO FOUND IN KOLOBANGARA

JAPENESE ZERO was discovered in November at Kolobangara in the Western Solomons by Sunga Boso of Dive Munda and Barbra Buchanan of USA’s WRECK DIVING Magazine. Side Dive Munda Operations Manager Belinda Botha relayed to Solomon Star Gizo via email and forwarded from associate Jack McKee who translated the Japanese characters said that the plane…

Australia congratulates SI for reaching a major milestone in the Tina River Hydro Power Project

Australia would like to congratulate the Solomon Islands Government and Solomon Power for reaching a major milestone for the Tina River Hydro Power Project this week. In the presence of the Prime Minister, the Hon Rick Houenipwela, key stakeholders, including the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance and Treasury, Manasseh Sogavare, and the Minister…

KOREAN AMBASSADOR PRESENTS CREDENTIALS

Korea’s Ambassador to Solomon Islands His Excellency Kang Kymgu has presented his credentials to the Governor-General of Solomon Islands, His Excellency Sir Frank Ofagioro Kabui at the Government House on Thursday 6th December, 2018. Ambassador Kymgu highlighted both countries’ friendship in the past 40 years. “Notably Solomon Islands has been a dependable companion of the…

Munda Airport Remains Open

PERMANENT Secretary of the Ministry of Communication and Aviation (MCA) Mr. Moses Virivolomo says there is no such thing as threats to close Munda airport as claimed. He said the airport belongs to the government through a goodwill gift by the fore-fathers of the current claimants and hence no one has the right to dispute…

SHE NEEDS HELP

Mother needs urgent lifesaving heart surgery overseas By AATAI JOHN LAUNGI A 47 year old mother diagnosed with valvular heart disease urgently needs a life-saving surgery overseas. Jenny Iro needs more than SBD$200,000 in financial support to undergo this vital heart operation in MIOT hospital in Chennai, India. Ms Iro from Malaita province has been…

Logging machines burntdown in dispute

FIVE logging machines have been burnt down at Ono logging camp in East Are’Are, Malaita Province. The machines included three bulldozers and two excavators. According to a concern village elder of Naorea village who declined to be identified said the incident occurred yesterday and the cost of damages run into thousands of dollars. The suspects…