Teacher acquitted of $1.3m embezzlement 

  THE teacher accused of embezzling $1.3 million of the Solomon Islands Government (SIG) in 2017 and 2018 had been acquitted of the offence. Cecilia Samani Tome had been tried by paper than calling of witnesses for one count of embezzlement by servant. Her lawyer then made a no case to answer submissions after prosecution…

Wale calls for moratorium on all forms of mining

LEADER of Opposition, Matthew Wale has called for a moratorium to be placed on all forms of mining in the country until proper management and regulatory systems are put in place to safeguard our people and our non- renewable resources. The call follows recent media reports revealing the cancellation of registered titles to all Rennell…

MUSTARD SEED REACTS 

THE controversial Health Scheme Mustard Seed International (MSI) is not a health insurance organisation as speculated by some of their angry clients, according to their officials, Tuesday.   In an exclusive interview with the Solomon Star, MSI officials said they are aware that some of their good clients are spreading false information about the organisation…

CSSI officers now manning Q’sites

CORRECTIONAL Service Solomon Islands (CSSI) officers are now providing security services at the government designated quarantine stations. That’s according to the Attorney General (AG) John Muria Jnr, when speaking at the national-talk-back-show on the national broadcaster in Honiara, last Sunday. Some listeners during the talk-back-show questioned the panel members, why there’s a security change at…

ACCIDENT CLAIMS MAN’S LIFE

A MAN has lost his life in a Rav4 accident while three others escaped death in Auki, Malaita province. The accident claimed the man’s life after the vehicle they were travelling in slid off the road and landed into the Kwaibala River, near Auki.  The incident happened at around 10 pm, Monday night when the…

CAUSE condemn Graffiti on Vura Heights road

THE CAUSE Project has learned of some graffiti writing carved into the newly constructed concrete road at Vura heights.  Vura road is a newly built road under the CAUSE Project of World Bank with 340 meters that will be concreted along the steep section of the entire 500 meters road, a 100 meters concrete section…

Stolen car crashes in Police chase 

AN alleged car theft incident yesterday has ended abruptly after a high-speed police chase from China to Kukum saw the vehicle crashed into the road-side railing, just few metres from the Kukum traffic Police post. This car was alleged to have been stolen at China Town with a baby inside the car. The driver of…

CBSI warns against false currency ‘Sol York’

THE Central Bank of Solomon Islands (CBSI) would like to caution members of the public of a fake new currency called “Sol York currency” as claimed by its promoters. In a statement on Monday, CBSI advises that there is no such currency in existence in the Solomon Islands except for the Solomon Islands Dollar. “CBSI categorically denies…

SINU GIVES ‘OK’

THE Solomon Islands National University (SINU) has permitted students with outstanding fees to sit for their semester 1- final exams. This was announced on Monday by the University to all students, parents and sponsors of SINU. In a meeting held Thursday last week, the University Senate and Senior Management Committee rescind its resolution of the…

PM sums up Eastern Tour

PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare and his delegation are back in Honiara late Sunday night, after a week- long successful tour of Temotu Province.  An official thank you dinner hosted by the provincial premier, Clay Forau Saturday evening was the icing on the cake.    Key components of the Prime Minister’s message to the Temotu Provincial…