Family accepts death of 16-year-old son

Members of the family of a 16-year-old boy who allegedly committed suicide have accepted the cause of death of their son at Koda Village in the Paru area of North West Guadalcanal on 21 January 2020. Information received by police revealed that prior to the death of the young boy, his father noticed his son’s…

Auki police uproot 500 marijuana plants

AUKI police uprooted and removed more than 500 Marijuana plants at Alafe area in Central Kwara’ae, Wednesday. And Inspector Fredrick Pado thanked the community leaders of Alafe and surrounding areas for working together with the police. He said the raid on the marijuana garden will result in the reduction of the illegal sale and consumption…

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Boat found, nine missing By ULUTAH GINA A BOAT carrying nine people that went missing on January 15 in the waters between Western and Choiseul provinces has been found on Monday, but without the passengers. Police say the boat was located in the Ritamala area in Kia, Santa Isabel Province, but there were no people on…

CJ shares sympathy with bushfire victims

CHIEF Justice Sir Albert Palmer has conveyed his condolences to the Australia bush fire victims. This was when he was acknowledging Australia as the main donor partner to Solomon Islands for the judiciary, at the opening of the 2020 legal year last Thursday. “We remember the families who have lost loved ones and properties and…

NZ scholarship awardees farewelled

NEW Zealand’s new High Commissioner to Solomon Islands, Georgina Roberts, joined representatives from the Solomon Islands Tertiary Education and Skills Authority (SITESA) and the Solomon Islands New Zealand Alumni Committee to congratulate and farewell 2020 New Zealand Scholarship awardees at an event last week. “You are starting your journey as ambassadors – ambassadors for yourself,…

Gina wants schools to prioritise local students

STUDENTS from Western Province should be given priority at schools within the province. That’s the view of Western Province Premier David Gina, who complained spaces at schools within his province were being given away to students from other provinces. Gina told the Solomon Star as a result, majority of students from his province were displaced…

Officer suspended over missing car

A POLICE officer has been suspended from duties following allegation that a vehicle went missing from the Kukum Traffic Centre compound last month. The Police Media Unit confirmed the suspension of the officer in a statement yesterday. Acting Police Commissioner Mostyn Mangau said there is an allegation that the suspended officer is a suspect in…

Australia a ‘true friend’, says PM

PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare has described Australia as a “true friend” who has stood beside Solomon Islands in its darkest hour. Sogavare highlighted this when launching the bushfire fundraising drive at the Honiara Hotel last week. The prime minister said Australia occupies a strategic position and plays a strategic role in our regional joint efforts…

Telekom launches 3G at Visale

TELEKOM launched its 3G network at Visale, northwest Guadalcanal, last weekend. Solomon Star’s Guadalcanal stringer John Toki was at the launch. Toki said the event took place at Visale Mission Station, and witnessed by surrounding villagers. According to Toki the launching featured programs like sale of mobile phones, SIM cards, live music performance, dancing and…