Australian PM to visit Honiara

RNZI: SCOTT Morrison’s first overseas trip after his re-election as Australian Prime Minister will be to the Solomon Islands. The newspaper, The Australian, reports that it’s motivated by China’s attempts to persuade the Solomon Islands to sever its ties with Taiwan, and US warnings that Chinese interference in the Pacific is leading to “the possibility…

DPP to retire after 28 years with office

  THE Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Ronald Bei Talasasa is now ready to hand over the baton after serving the office for almost 29 years. The flamboyant and hardworking director told this paper that after almost 13 years as DPP, he now decides to hand the baton over. “I have served as a prosecutor…

Girls urged to get HPV vaccination

HAYLEEN SAMANI, a 14 year old girl of White River School, West Honiara is the first female student to have been vaccinated with the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine against cervical cancer on Wednesday at SIBC to officially launch the vaccination campaign against the killer disease. Ms Samani appealed to all young girls between the ages…

Call to combat kwaso brewing

Leaders should act together and put an end to kwaso (home-brew) brewing nationwide so as to avoid kwaso related problems in the country. Timothy Beliga of West Kwara’ae in Malaita Province made the call through Solomon Star Auki saying that kwaso is the culprit responsible for most of the domestic problems in the rural communities…

Unlicensed driver fined

A man who confesses to drink driving and driving without a valid driver’s license has been fined a total of $3,500 this week in the Honiara Magistrates’ Court. Tender Poloso was sentenced after he pleaded guilty to one count of presence of alcohol in a person’s blood and driving without license. Magistrate Zazariko Vagibule imposed…

Alleged juvenile rioter out on bail

A 16 year-old male accused of being part of a group of people who caused disturbances in Honiara after the election of prime minister last month is released on bail. The juvenile who cannot be named to protect his identity was released on a cash bail of $500 with strict bail conditions. His surety also…

Wale outlines challenges for DCGA

MEMBER of Parliament for Aoke/Langalanga Mathew Wale has highlighted some of the issues that need urgent attention from the new government in their yet to complete policy statement. During his congratulation remarks on the floor of parliament on Wednesday, Mr Wale said the Democratic Coalition Government for Advancement (DCGA) must pay serious attention to the…

Australian voting centre opens

Australian citizens living in Solomon Islands have already begun casting their vote for the upcoming Australian federal election. On Monday, the Australian High Commission Chancery opened its official Voting Centre for eligible voters to vote during the week ahead of polling day. Voting at the High Commission will be available from Monday 13 to Friday…

Christafari touches down in Auki

  Well known gospel reggae band Christafari touched down at Gwounaru’u airport in Auki, Malaita Province, Wednesday afternoon. The band will put on two shows at the Auki primary school field for the public free of charge offering fans and Christians in Malaita a chance of a lifetime to witness the band play live on…