KURUKURU TRIUMPH

The Kurukuru futsal team has won their second match against the strong Chinese Taipei last night, 4-3. The match kicked off at around 11pm last night in Turkmenistan where the current 5th Asian Indoor and Martial Art Games is currently underway. It was Kurukuru’s second match. And the victory has brought much excitement and pride…

China United clarifies Guo’s story

CHINA United Cooperation clarifies that Shiyao Guo is not the main investor behind the development of the Town Ground rugby complex as stated in an earlier report. A representative from the company told this paper Guo is one of the investors of the complex. “Guo played an important role in the negotiation between Solomon Islands…

2017 Miss Solomons pageant set for Oct

THIS year’s Miss Solomon Islands Pageant will be staged on the 20th and 21st October under the theme ‘Women in Peace and Harmony with Society.’ Pageant Director Joyce Konofilia of Solomon Host said the theme was chosen to coincide with post RAMSI and women’s contributions to sustaining peace in our society.  “Our women are the…

PM’s early PIF exit ridiculed

PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare was forced to cut short his trip to the Samoan capital Apia last week for the 48th Pacific Islands Forum last week “due to domestic political moves to remove him from office”. This was the explanation provided by the Samoan Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Maliegagoe at a press conference last Thursday…

Asian investor arrested

CHINESE investor Shiyao Guo was arrested by police yesterday in Honiara after he rejected a court order to vacate an apartment he occupied at Town Ground. Guo is a shareholder within the China United Corporation Limited and a former director. The Asian man is the main investor behind the development of the Town Ground rugby…

GIRL’S PARENTS FACE CHARGES

Police to prosecute parents of girl at centre of first human trafficking case By ASSUMPTA BUCHANAN POLICE will arrest and charge parents of a girl who allegedly forced their under-aged daughter to live with a Malaysian logger. Public prosecutor Andrew Kelesi revealed this in court yesterday when opposing a bail application submitted by Malaysian national…

More sign petition

EFFORTS to get more signatures from the public to support the move to bring back the Anti-Corruption Bill  on the floor of Parliament next month is gaining momentum. This was witnessed on Tuesday by the Solomon Star as pedestrians stopped by to sign in support of the petition, which was facilitated by members of the…

School ordered to pull fence, building down

PARENTS and guardians of Perch Community High School in east Honiara yesterday signed a petition against a seven-day demolition notice issued to them by the Honiara City Council on 7th September and will expire on 14th September 5:30pm tomorrow. A similar notice, which demanded the demolition of part of the school’s fence and library building,…