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Boat found, nine missing By ULUTAH GINA A BOAT carrying nine people that went missing on January 15 in the waters between Western and Choiseul provinces has been found on Monday, but without the passengers. Police say the boat was located in the Ritamala area in Kia, Santa Isabel Province, but there were no people on…

NZ scholarship awardees farewelled

NEW Zealand’s new High Commissioner to Solomon Islands, Georgina Roberts, joined representatives from the Solomon Islands Tertiary Education and Skills Authority (SITESA) and the Solomon Islands New Zealand Alumni Committee to congratulate and farewell 2020 New Zealand Scholarship awardees at an event last week. “You are starting your journey as ambassadors – ambassadors for yourself,…

Officer suspended over missing car

A POLICE officer has been suspended from duties following allegation that a vehicle went missing from the Kukum Traffic Centre compound last month. The Police Media Unit confirmed the suspension of the officer in a statement yesterday. Acting Police Commissioner Mostyn Mangau said there is an allegation that the suspended officer is a suspect in…

Australia a ‘true friend’, says PM

PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare has described Australia as a “true friend” who has stood beside Solomon Islands in its darkest hour. Sogavare highlighted this when launching the bushfire fundraising drive at the Honiara Hotel last week. The prime minister said Australia occupies a strategic position and plays a strategic role in our regional joint efforts…

Telekom launches 3G at Visale

TELEKOM launched its 3G network at Visale, northwest Guadalcanal, last weekend. Solomon Star’s Guadalcanal stringer John Toki was at the launch. Toki said the event took place at Visale Mission Station, and witnessed by surrounding villagers. According to Toki the launching featured programs like sale of mobile phones, SIM cards, live music performance, dancing and…

New look multi-purpose site progresses 

Construction work at the new look multi-purpose hall site is progressing well, the Honiara City Council has reported. The Contractor has progressed construction on site over the Christmas and New Year period, despite some interruptions due to poor weather. Foundation preparations for the Hall extension, Youth Centre and Performance stage are underway, with the steel…

Iyaz to perform here

THE British Virgin Islands singer Keidran Jones, better known by his stage name Iyaz, will stage a one night show in Honiara this coming weekend on Friday 24th January at the Pacific Casino Hotel. Iyaz is currently doing his 10 Year Anniversary Tour of his worldwide hit song ‘Replay’ to Australia Solomon Islands, New Caledonia,…