RSIPF decommissions patrol boat AUKI

The Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) yesterday (4 March 2021) decommissioned the Patrol Boat AUKI after 30 years of service in Solomon Islands. The RSIPV AUKI also took part in several operations in the Pacific region. RSIPV AUKI will be handed back to the Australian Government.  Since commissioning in 1991, following the United Nations…

PHEB Consultation completed and finalization in progress

Consultations on the Public Health Emergency Bill (PHEB) has come to an end this week following the final consultation with officials from the parliamentary opposition and the independent group including Honourable Charles Sigoto, Member of Parliament for Ranongga and Simbo Constituency, and Chairman of the Medical Parliamentary Standing Committee, in Honiara.  With the recommendations received…

NDMO conducts baseline assessment on Tina River communities

The National Disaster Management Office (NDMO) with the Guadalcanal Provincial Disaster Office has successfully conducted a baseline assessment of downstream communities of the Tina River Hydropower Development Project, TRHDP site, Central Guadalcanal last week.  The baseline assessment involved the collection of socioeconomic and risk information, and conducting awareness and consult communities to establish an Emergency…

Wale welcomes ‘Health Bill’

THE assurance that the Public Health Emergency Bill (PHEB) will go before parliament at the upcoming meeting has been welcomed by the Leader of the Opposition Matthew Wale. The assurances were made by the Secretary to the Prime Minister (SPM) Dr. Jimmy Rodgers and Attorney General John Muria Jr.  Mr. Wale made this comment following…

Gizo market receives sanitation items

THE MANAGEMENT and vendors of Gizo Market are the proud beneficiaries of sanitation supplies received this week. “The sanitation supplies were handed over through the UN-Women Organisation and funded by the Government and people of both Australia and New Zealand. It is a boost to our facility for both vendors and customers,” Market Manager Moffat…

Kwaibala rape suspect nabbed

POLICE in Auki, Malaita Province have arrested the suspect in relation to an alleged rape incident at Kwaibala river. Provincial Police Commander (PPC) for Malaita Province Inspector Stanley Riolo confirmed this to Solomon Star Auki. “The suspect has been arrested and put on remand and will be appearing in court soon.”  PPC Riolo said the arrest…

No teach, no pay: Manetiva

THE Central Provincial (CP) Premier Stanley Manetiva has called on all CP teachers to return to their respective schools and to begin classes immediately. Schools in CP have been reported to not begin classes since the starting of the academic calendar for this year, 2021. In an interview with this paper, Manetiva said teachers should…

PAP share condolences with Late Muala’s family

THE People’s Alliance Party (PAP) has expressed its sadness about losing its former Member of Parliament for South Choiseul, Elijah Doro Muala. The Caretaker PAP President and former Governor-General, Sir Nathaniel Waena said in Honiara the late Doro Muala who died recently was a dedicated supporter before and after he entered Parliament. He says although…

Auki Police call-off search for missing five

THE Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) in Auki, Malaita Province has called off a search for the missing five people that traveled from Guadalcanal to Russell Islands last Saturday. This week, Auki Police conducted a search to try to locate the missing people but could not sight any of them. After three days of…