Husband arrested over wife’s death

POLICE have arrested a man in his 40s who allegedly stabbed his wife to death at Putagita logging camp, Roviana Lagoon, Western Province, last Sunday. Supervising Provincial Police Commander (PPC) Western Province, Inspector Justina Fono confirmed this on Tuesday. “The suspect, the husband of the deceased, escaped from the logging camp in a dugout canoe…

Gov’t shares sympathy with Australian victims

THE Government has conveyed message of condolences to the Australian Prime Minister, the government and people of Australia on the loss of lives, properties and damage caused by the ongoing bushfire in Australia. In a letter to the Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, Acting Prime Minister Manasseh Maelanga stated the Government and People of Solomon…

Beck condemns Island Sun report

THE Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and External Trade Collin Beck has condemned an Island Sun report that claimed he shot down a suggestion to send firefighters to Australia. The article further suggested that the ministry has downgraded its presence in Australia. But Beck clarified that contrary to that, Acting Prime Minister…

Wale: let’s pray for Australia

  OPPOSITION leader Matthew Wale appeals to the churches and people of Solomon Islands to share a thought in their prayers, for the people of the East Coast of Australia, who have and are still suffering from the ongoing effects of the bush fires.   Wale added he was saddened by the deafening silence of the…

Gov’t urged to start implement budget

THE Government has been urged to start implementing the 2020 budget priorities. Leader of the Independent Group Robertson Galokale made the call on Tuesday. “The Government must shift-away from the usual practice of dragging its feet on budget implementation and immediately start implementing the 2020 Budget priorities, particularly allocations for preparation towards hosting the 2023 Pacific…

Former bank offer jailed for 15 months

A FORMER Bank of South Pacific (BSP) employee who confessed to stealing more than $50,000 belonging to a school in Honiara has been jailed for 15 months. This was after Linda Tatapu Ofia pleaded guilty to two counts of larceny by clerk, an offence that carries a maximum penalty of 14 years imprisonment. Chief Magistrate…

Tourism budget drops

THE Tourism industry will continue to fall behind if Government funding towards the sector continues to decrease. That’s according to the Leader of the Opposition Group Mathew Wale in his budget debate in the parliament last month. The government in its seriousness to slowly rid of logging industry look at tourism sector as one of…

Women descendants set foot on Malaita

A GROUP of Fijian women who were descendants of Malaitans brought to work in Fiji’s sugarcane industry in the past have arrived in Auki on Monday, in search of their roots. According to team leader Ema Asioli, the group of women from the Anglican Diocese of Polynesia in Fiji is purposely here in Malaita for…

Suidani sends New Year greetings

MALAITA Provincial Premier Daniel Suidani has wished the people of his Province throughout Solomon Islands and abroad a happy New Year 2020.  Premier Suidani conveys his New Year greetings message to Malaitans in an interview with Solomon Star Auki this week. He congratulates Malaitans for making it safely into the New Year 2020.  The Premier…

Man stabbed in Gizo

A young man in his mid-twenties is slowly recovering at Gizo hospital after he was stabbed three times on the back on Monday with a small pocket knife in the Gizo, Western province.  The victim is from Lale village in Rannoggah Island. Reports reaching Solomon Star Gizo said that the stabbing incident happened at around 3pm…