Police probe suspicious death

POLICE are investigating the suspicious death of a 40-year-old man at Rarata Village, North East Guadalcanal, on 2 January 2020.  Acting Provincial Police Commander (PPC) Guadalcanal Province, Superintendent Nixon Manetoga says: “On 2 January 2020 at about 10am Tetere Police received a report from Rarata Village that there was a dead body found in a…

CLIMATE FUNDING SLASHED

Wale hits out at decision By ANDREW FANASIA GOVERNMENT’s decision to slash the budget allocation for climate change expenses this year will affect vulnerable communities. That’s according to Opposition leader Mathew Wale. He described the decision as the “greatest pain and heartache” the 2020 national budget can give. In his recent budget, Wale said that…

One more officer suspended

ONE more Correctional Service officer has been suspended on half pay in relation to the escape of three inmates two weeks ago. It followed the suspension of six officers on 15 December 2019. Commissioner of Correctional Service of Solomon Island (CSSI) Gabriel Manelusi confirmed this, Monday. He said the latest action was against a senior…

Da’ville to rock Honiara tonight

The hot Jamaican reggae sensation Da’Ville also known as (aka) Turii Maysun will be staging a one night show for the New Years eve countdown tonight at the Pacific Casino hotel seafront. DJ Victor Lopez and Top Entertainment for the first time brought the reggae sensation to perform here in Solomon Islands. The arrangement for the…

RSIPF continues with ‘Operation Hunt Man’

Officers of the Royal Solomon Island Police Force (RSIPF) are continuing with its ‘Operation Hunt Man’ after three inmates escaped from the Correctional Services Solomon Islands (CSSI) Rove Prison on 15 December 2019. Acting Commissioner RSIPF Mostyn Mangau says, “It’s been more than two weeks and we appeal to the general public to supply more…

Malaita’s water melons flood Central Market

Local farmers in North Malaita have flooded the Honiara Central market with more varieties of their sweet melons during the festive season. In an interview with one of the local melon farmers last Saturday, the Solomon Star was told that over 20 farmers are currently in Honiara selling their produces. Michael Kii said they are targeting…

Tribal conference held in Ranoggah

A tribal conference was recently conducted at Kara village in Ranoggah island, Western province for Kovala and Riuai tribe. Solomon Sammy who was part of the conference told Ranoggah Forum via the social media said the event was held on Friday 20th December 2019 based on the theme; ‘Knitted Together to Face Modernization Challenges.’  Chief…

Dead infant discovered

Officers of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) are investigating the discovery of the body of a three to four-month old female baby floating at sea close to the Vila area in West Guadalcanal on 26 December 2019.  Acting Provincial Police Commander (PPC) Guadalcanal Province, Superintendent Nixon Manetoga says,  “It is believed the incident…

HCC debts in millions

SBD$1.5 for unpaid water, electricity, rental bills IAN M.KAUKUI The Honiara City Council (HCC) has owed authorities more than SBD$1.5 million of unpaid bills for water, electricity, rental, land bills over the past 20 years. This was revealed by Lord Mayor, Wilson Mamae in a recent Press Conference on Christmas Eve. “It’s a huge debt…