Final charter for students

THE last batch of government funded students studying at the University of the South Pacific (USP) main Laucala campus, Suva left on Wednesday. This brings to a total of nine charter flights organized by the Government through the Ministry of Education. More than 130 students were part of the final charter which departed 3pm on…

Tuvaruhu school joins health promo

Tuvaruhu School in Central Honiara has joined other Honiara City Council operated schools to receive a billboard as part of promoting health. The ‘Health Promoting School’ concept is an international movement. Significant international evidence indicates that education and health are closely related as health affects the capacity to learn, while learning provides necessary information and…

SIPA to stamp out corruption

THE newly appointed Solomon Islands Ports Authority (SIPA) Chief Executive Officer (CEO) says the authority is committed to stamping out corruption within the organisation. Colin Yow revealed this to the Solomon Star on Thursday after the Customs and Excise officials seized vehicles believed to be imported at a devalued price to avoid paying of high…

Key suspect in court

Police arrest wanted man in $4m bank robbery POLICE Monday arrested the prime suspect in the brutal $4 million Westpac robbery that left a security guard with four missing fingers. Gabi Selo was arrested in the Burns Creek area of east Honiara after many weeks on the run following the January 26 daylight robbery. He…

Man faces court for theft charges

A MAN accused of stealing valuable properties from a residence and a church in Honiara will be standing trial in April. The hearing date was fixed yesterday after prosecution tendered the pre-trial conference checklist to the court. Chief Magistrate Emmanuel Kouhota fixed a five days trial commencing April 6. Thirty-nine year-old Henry Teti of Temotu…