Makira records one diarrhea case

MAKIRA Province has recorded its first diarrhea case since the outbreak was identified  last week. Kirakira Hospital Secretary Ben Warren said so far only one case was recorded in the province despite the outbreak. He said the recorded case was identified at Nsharahau  rural clinic, east of Wainoni Bay . Mr Warren said due to…

Woman remanded on false pretence charges

A WOMAN has been remanded in custody last Friday for allegedly obtaining more than $10,000 through false pretense. Wendy Rose Upwe’e faces three counts of false pretense involving three different victims. The alleged incidents occurred between 24 November 2014 and 4 January this year in Honiara. Police Prosecutor Lete Tebakota last Friday applied for a…

Police arrest Malaysian

GUADALCANAL police have arrested an Asian, Richmond Young, for allegedly cutting his de-factor wife’s leg and hand with a kitchen knife at Henderson airport last Wednesday. Young is the general manager of Treasure Timber Limited and comes from Malaysia. According to Police, the motive of the attack was “jealousy”. “We arrested him after the attack…

Alleged robber remanded

ONE of the five men who allegedly robbed a shop opposite the King George School, east Honiara, has been remanded in custody last Friday. Hudson Billy, who faces one count of robbery, was remanded in custody until January 22, when he will re-appear in court. His co-accused Philip Kenei is currently at the National Referral…

Bail refused for Auki bank robbery accused

A MAGISTRATE last Friday refused bail for two of the three men accused of robbing the Bank South Pacific branch in Auki, Malaita, last November. Principal Magistrate Jim Seuika having assessed the risks and all the relevant factors submitted, including the seriousness of the case, refused the bail application. “After considering submission made by Lazarus…

PM opens old wounds

Top leaders condemn govt’s $3m payout to ex-militants THREE top leaders who helped bring an end to the ethnic tensions more than a decade ago have condemned the Sogavare Government’s controversial $3 million payout to ex-MEF militants. Former Prime Minister Sir Alan Kemakeza and the chair and deputy chair of the Solomon Islands Intervention Taskforce,…

Provincial vendors flood Honiara market

VENDORS from the provinces are flooding the central market in Honiara to sell their products. Flooding the market now are water melons and pineapples from Malaita. “We decided to bring our farm products over to Honiara to get a good price,” Malaita farmer Jeffery Mae told the Solomon Star. “Prices for water melons and pineapples…

Corrupted trade routes in the Pacific

SOLOMON Islands, Papua New Guinea, Vanuatu, and Samoa top global trade estimates for illicit financial flows Three of the world’s top ten most corrupted trade routes involve Pacific Islands countries. In the Pacific, Vanuatu suffers most from what a watchdog group calls “illicit financial flows”, focusing mostly on fake trade invoicing. Or as Global Financial…

Eagon boss here today

THE founder, chairman and chief executive officer (CEO) of the Eagon Group of companies will be arriving in the country today as part of his annual visit here. Young-Ju Park will be in the country to visit the Eagon Pacific Plantation Limited’s (EPPL) operation at Arara camp on New Georgia Island, Western province, and the…

Diarrhea outbreak claims young lives

THE diarrhea outbreak has so far claimed the lives of six children in four provinces. Under-secretary of the Ministry of Health and Medical Service Dr Chris Becha revealed this yesterday. “Of the six deaths, two were recorded in Western Province, two in Malaita, one in Guadalcanal and one in Honiara,” Dr Becha said. Since the…