Settlers call for urgent help

A CATHOLIC community of more than 300 settlers in the Henderson area of east Honiara say their homes and food gardens have been severely affected by the current bad weather. And leaders of Rurete community, which was made up mostly of settlers from Wagina in Choiseul, wanted the National Disaster Management Office (NDMO) to urgently…

3 still missing

THREE fishermen from Maniate in east Wainoni, Makira Province, are yet to be found after they went missing since 29 December 2018 during a fishing trip. A close relative of the trio told the Solomon Star the men were out fishing after returning from Kirakira but never arrived home. Alick Piringi said he was also…

Tragic loss for Isabel

A PROMINENT leader of Isabel Province tragically lost his life on 28 December while attempting to cross a flooded river. Danstan Woele was the provincial member for Kolotubi ward in the Isabel Provincial Assembly. Reports the Solomon Star received said the late Woele and his friends were attempting to cross the Kolomola River when he…

1 dead, 3 missing

POLICE and villagers are searching for three missing people outside Seghe in Marovo lagoon, Western Province, after their boat capsizedwith eight people on board on 31 December 2018. The Out Boat Motor (OBM) engine travelled from Noro to Seghe with eight people on board during the bad weather experienced across the country. Provincial Police Commander…

Why police arrested Temotu leaders

Police say three Temotu leaders arrested before Christmas improperly accepted inducements or payments for considerations or decisions in their official capacity. The trio are the current member for Tikopia and Anuta Ward 16 Bradley Tau, current member for Nangu Ward 12, Fr Brown Beu, and former provincial secretary Samuel Kafukesa. Police arrested and charge them…

Weather warning

People told to stay in door By CHARLES KADAMANA   The current bad weather is expected to continue in the coming days. And weather forecasters yesterday warned the public to remain indoors and avoid travelling out at sea. “Solomon Islands is now under cover of the current bad weather,” Brian Tom of the National Emergency…