‘OFFICIALS IGNORANT’

THE current mess in the bêche-de-mer industry is a result of ignorance by the senior officials of the Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources (MFMR). Ontong Javanese medical practitioner and entrepreneur Dr Reginald Aipia revealed this on Sunday following seizure of illegally harvested beche-de-mer stocks last week. Dr Aipia said the reports of illegal harvests…

Wanted men

Have you seen these two ‘criminals’? By LYNNISSHA RUNA  Police are hunting down two “dangerous men” who escaped lawful custody at the Honiara Magistrates Court last Wednesday. The two are: FRANK FIRIMOLE, 29, from Malaita. Police believed he’s residing in the Green Valley area of east Honiara. He is described as 168cms tall of medium…

Police ‘Zero Tolerance Operation’ underway

POLICE in Honiara have started their Zero Tolerance Operation in the capital to ensure members of the public are safe as the country prepares for the Christmas festivities. “We started this operation last weekend with great success,” Commissioner of Police Matthew Varley said. “Thirteen suspects were arrested and nine drivers were arrested for drink and…

BIG HAUL

Police seized tonnes of Illegally harvested beche-de-mers By AATAI JOHN POLICE on Thursday seized tonnes of illegally-harvested beche-de-mers when they raided three separate business residences in Honiara. The raids stunned and shock on-lookers. The raids were carried out at St. Nicholas, Ranadi, and Ngossi. These were the same locations used to prepare the beche-de-mers for…

GIRL, 13, TRICKED

South Guadalcanal rape case disclosed in court By ASSUMPTA BUCHANAN TWO juveniles and three adults who allegedly ganged up to rape a 13-year-old girl at a village in Weathercoast, south Guadalcanal, last month have been remanded in custody, Wednesday. The two juvenile males aged 16 and 17 are facing charges of rape and defilement while…

Online voting for queens underway

THE public can now vote for their favourite queens online after the online voting was launched. Solomon Host Pageant Director of Miss Solomon Islands pageant Joyce Konofilia confirmed to Solomon Star that the online voting for social media officially kicked off on Tuesday. She explained this gives the opportunity for anyone and everyone in the…

Manele receives copy of petition

OPPOSITION Leader Jeremiah Manele on Wednesday received a copy of the people’s Anti-Corruption Bill petition at the Paul Tovua’s Complex (PTC). The copy of the petition was presented to Mr Manele by the chairman of the Civil Society Organization (CSO) Dr Huddie Namo. During the brief meeting with the Opposition Leader, Dr Namo updated the…

New truck for Tenakoga Adventist College

TENAKOGA community in North-East Guadalcanal was in a celebration mood yesterday after receiving a brand new three tonne Isuzu vehicle yesterday, thanks to their Member of Parliament (MP) Dr. Derek Sikua The new vehicle will support the transportation needs of the school administration, staff, students and the community. Owning a vehicle had been one of…