Form 6, 7 placements out Thursday

EDUCATION minister John Dean Kuku on Wednesday signed off the school results for release this week. Following that, form 6 and form 7 placements were published in today’s Solomon Star. Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Education Dr Franco Rodie said other results will be published in the coming days after his officers finalised them.…

Police release public buses back on road

POLICE have released the buses back on the road that took part in the protest against Honiara City Council’s long routes policy on Tuesday. The arrest took place at Rove field after the buses failed to seek approval from Police before staging the public protest against HCC. The protest was described as ‘unlawful assemble’ in…

In Court with Assumpta Buchanan

* Beche-de-mer case mentioned in court* Manelusi back in court today* Court sets to rule on no-case to answer bid* Pre-trial hearing for accused Beche-de-mer case mentioned in court THE case of the three Chinese businessmen who were accused of harvesting beche-de-mer during the ban period last year was mentioned on Tuesday. This is only…

COUNCIL CONSIDERS OPTIONS

Bus owners, drivers want fare increase By EDDIE OSIFELO HONIARA City Council is considering allowing only the 30 buses that have so far bought their business licences to operate on the one straight road from White River to King George Sixth. Mayor Andrew Mua revealed this after some bus owners, drivers and conductors protested in…

Public told to report buses charging $5

PUBLIC buses charging $5 a trip must be reported to the nearest police station. That’s the advice from Kukum Traffic police officer Pauline Ngele. She stated this after passengers complained some public buses are charging $5 per rout. This came after the Honiara City Council warned buses to stop travelling shorter routes and follow the…

Council to review rubbish collectors

HONIARA City Council (HCC) says it will review the list of contractors it had engaged to collect rubbish in the city. This came after contractors have stopped visiting the suburbs around Honiara to collect rubbish. As a result rubbish are piling up outside residential homes and excess garbage are being seen around the big yellow …

Drug dealer threatens officer

THE boundless habits of selling marijuanas like cabbages at the Faumamanu market has now prompted a call to step up policing in the area – the biggest market facility in east Malaita. The Solomon Star understands that many attempts that were made to curb this illegal activity had failed over the years.. During the last…

One blue boat yet to be destroyed

THE Government is yet to destroy one of the three Vietnamese impounded blue boats. There were three boats that were captured early last year at Rennel’s Indispensable reef by the Maritime police for illegal fishing. Based on a High Court ruling the boats were set for destruction. Two of the blue boats were burned under…

PM meets UNICEF chief

PRIME Minister Rick Houenipwela has been paid a courtesy visit by Dr Zelalem Taffesse, Chief of UNICEF Solomon Islands Field Office on Monday at the Office of the Prime Minister & Cabinet (OPMC). In their meeting Dr Taffesse briefed the Prime Minister on the work of UNICEF in Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), heath, education…