POLICE THREATENED AT BORDER

Police drone ‘captured by Boungainvilleans’ at the border   About 30 armed Bougainvilleans who allegedly threatened and intimidated Solomon Islands police officers at the Western Border two days ago also captured a police drone and then took off with it to Bougainville, police have revealed. Deputy Commissioner National Security and Operation Support Ian Vaevaso revealed…

HCC Deputy Mayor refutes claims

THE Honiara City Council’s (HCC’s) Deputy Mayor Charles Aiwosuga has refuted claims of conflict of interest levelled against him in the media. Aiwosuga exclusively told the Solomon Star yesterday that he thanked the person who brought the matter up through the media and hope to clarify the claims. A writer by the name of Roy…

Premier Maka’a faces motion

The Speaker of the Makira Ulawa Provincial Assembly, Peter Baewai says he has allowed a motion of no-confidence against the Provincial Premier Julian Maka’a, to be moved in the full assembly meeting in March. He said the Provincial Assembly Member for Ward 5 in Arosi 2 of West Makira, Jackson Sunaone will move the no-confidence…

BOY SURVIVES BURNING BOMB 

11yr old survives world war II 81mm mortar bomb AN eleven-year-old boy of Kiribati descent is lucky to be alive after suffering from severe burns to both hands when he was allegedly playing with a World War II 81mm mortar bomb, which had been exposed due to the bad weather. The incident happened at the…

Electoral related offences trial, Monday

The trial of a man accused of registering in several constituencies using different names during the 2018 registration period is due to continue in Honiara, Monday. Alif Vai, 50, is facing seven counts under the Penal Code for allegedly obtaining a registration license by false pretence. He was initially charged with seven counts of misleading…

Chengs help fix NRH outpatient door

After their first job at the Accident and Emergency (A&E) Unit at the National Referral Hospital, the NRH management requested Chengs Company again to fix the main door of the Outpatient department. The job was to install a new door at the main entrance of the Outpatient department. Last week a new vasa door was…

SUFFERING IN SILENCE

NRH patients with diabetic condition ‘ignored’ by government Patients with diabetes and other lifestyle diseases say they are suffering in silence at the National Referral Hospital (NRH) because the government has turned its attention away to the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, up to six people, including younger ones, die every day from lifestyle diseases,…

Former MP dies

FORMER Member of Parliament (MP) for South Choiseul Constituency, Elijah Doro Muala has passed on Tuesday this week, following a long illness, it was reported. Late Elijah Doro Muala was born on January 20, 1960, in Sasamugga Village, Choiseul. His career in national politics began when he was elected to the Parliament of Solomon Islands as a…

Man who poses threats in E/Kwaio nabbed 

THE man who was reported to have caused public nuisance and threats to the Firiana community in East Kwaio, Malaita Province has been arrested by Auki Police during an early morning raid early on Friday. He is now being remanded at the Auki Police station. Provincial Police Commander (PPC) for Malaita Province Inspector Stanley Riolo…