Killer croc slain

A THREE-METRE crocodile was trapped and killed recently around the Kaza village area on Kolombangara Island, Western Province, on Thursday the 6th of June. Following the crocodile attack that resulted in the death of an adult male around 2am Monday the 3rd of June, a Police Response Team (PRT) was dispatched to the area. Two…

Malaitans told to abide by law

MALAITANS are urged to establish dialogue under the law when disputes arise within their communities. Supervising Provincial Police Commander (PPC), Malaita Province, Superintendent Solomon Sisimia made the appeal on Wednesday. “I want to make this call after my officers had to intervene and establish dialogue between the disputing parties in three separate incidents last week…

Peaceful election in Auki

WARD 1 in Aoke/Langalanga constituency has witnessed a peaceful polling day in Auki, Wednesday. According to observation, seven polling stations in ward 1 have experienced a trouble-free day where registered voters came out freely to cast their votes for their favourite candidates. A polling official despite the low turn up of voters compared to the…

Sigimanu – SI Women of Courage award recipient

ETHEL Sigimanu Permanent Secretary for the Ministry of Police, National security and Correctional Services was awarded the 2019 Solomon Islands Women of Courage Award. The award ceremony was held on Tuesday 11th June at Heritage Park Hotel Conference Room. Sigimanu was amongst 13th Women Courage Award recipients since the award was introduced in 2007 by…

Tagini’s free education policy

NEWLY elected Member of Parliament (MP) for Baegu/Asifola Makario Tagini says students attending all six schools in the constituency will soon have their school fees paid under a proposed free education scheme. Mr Tagini over the weekend met with some of the school principals and head teachers to discuss the possibility of implementing his free…

Foreigner banned from leaving Solomons

IRD CHASES TAX DUES By ASSUMPTA BUCHANAN A FOREIGNER currently conducting business in Honiara has been banned from leaving the country for the next three years. Inland Revenue Division (IRD) slapped the ban on the Sri Lankan national and former banker Kutila Pinto over unpaid taxes he reportedly owed to the Government. Pinto had worked in…

VOKIA BLAMES FOREIGNERS

They are stumbling blocks, claims MP By ANDREW FANASIA MEMBER of Parliament for North East Guadalcanal Jamie Vokia says foreign advisers working here are stumbling blocks to the nation’s development. He was speaking in parliament. Vokia claimed one of the main reasons for the country’s lack of economic development is the vast influence of foreign…

Police urged to crack down on ‘Neiko juice’

POLICE in Western Province are urged to investigate the widespread production of an illegal homebrew locally known as “Neiko Juice”. This illegal drink is reported to be widely produced at Niumada area, west of provincial capital Gizo. A father at a neighbouring community, who requested not to be named, told the Solomon Star the death…

In Court with Assumpta Buchanan

* Warrant of arrests for duo* Man accused of falsely getting $65k * Irofinao to take plea today Warrant of arrests for duo Two more men accused of stealing fuel from a ship docking at Noro Wharf, Western Province early this year have been issued with warrants of arrest. This followed the absence of Nathan Pike…