ROVE PRISON FULL

Less than 10 beds available THE Correctional Centre at Rove is reportedly full. Principal Magistrate Fatima Taeburi raised this issue last Friday when a defence indicated making a bail application for his client. Ms Taeburi then urged Public Solicitor’s lawyer Clifton Ruele to submit the bail application due to lack of space at Rove. She…

Feather money sold for $216,963.32

A roll of Santa Cruz feather money was sold for an incredible £22,750 (SBD$216,963.32) at a recent tribal antiquities sale in the United Kingdom. A UK website, www.blackmorevale.co.uk, reported the stunning Santa Cruz feather currency fetched the highest bid during the Tribal Art and Antiquities sale at Woolley and Wallis Salisbury Salerooms on March 1.…

Court to rule on inquiry

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Two killed in boat tragedy

A young mother and a teenage boy died when the boat they’re travelling was hit by another boat on Friday night off Kolombangara island, Western Province. The tragedy occurred between 7pm-8pm close to Kukudu Adventist College. The Sunday Star was told yesterday two boats – one a 60-horse powered, the other a 40-horse – were…

PM clarifies role of Janus

THE role of Taskforce Janus is only to do investigation. Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare was explaining in parliament the fundamental role of Taskforce Janus during deliberations on the Anti-Corruption Strategy recently. Mr Sogavare said Janus worked closely with the Director of Public Prosecution Office to investigate. He said if the case investigated is criminal in…

Concerns in Makira of African snails

WITH the rapid spread of the African giant snail in Honiara and few provincial centres, fears of the possible spread of the snails in Makira province has sparked concerns among locals there. This came following reports of the shipment of a heavy bulk of machinery to do upgrading of roads in Makira, including the Kirakira…

Students receive allowance

GOVERNMENT sponsored students studying at the University of South Pacific’s (USP’s) Laucala Campus in Fiji have finally received their March allowances, Friday. This was confirmed by Solomon Islands Students Association (SISA) to the Solomon Star. Over the weeks, students have expressed frustration in the media over the delay of their March allowances. However, it was…

Police receive gun claim reports

POLICE are looking into reports they received regarding some members of the public still being in possession of guns. Deputy Police Commissioner Juanita Matanga stated this when asked by a reporter if police are aware of those reports.  “Yes, we continue to work on it,” Ms Matanga said. She confirmed police received some reports on…