Gud Nius FM back on air

Gud Nius FM is now back on air after temporarily shutting down one and a half years ago. The station was forced to shut down due to a technical fault with their transmitter. Gud Nius FM station manager Tina Alufurai thanked local engineers for finding the replacement parts after a long search to locate the…

HHH draws with Realas

Henderson Hammerheads (HHH) rugby team ended its first match of the 2017 Honiara Rugby Union Association (HRUA) League with a 13-13 draw with Realas on Saturday. The former HRUA champions got off to a positive start, took 10-3 lead in the first half. Despite having a few more chances early in the second half, HHH…

OIL SPILL PROBE

OIL stored in containers at an abandon logging camp at Tanaro, Northwest Guadalcanal is now spilling into the environment. A senior officer from the Ministry of Environment Edward Danitofea told the Solomon Star that these were used oil stored in 150 IBC containers. Mr Danitofea said it is believed that these were from the 500…

Missing student found

A first year student that has been missing for 3 days, since last Saturday, in Suva Fiji, and finally been found early this morning. The missing student is Mr Lloyd Maepeza Taloirau who was located short after midnight last night. He was picked up by police in New Town outside of Suva just after midnight…

STUDENT MISSING

A FIRST year Solomon Islands student studying at the University of South Pacific (USP) Laucala Campus has gone missing for three days now in Suva, Fiji. The missing student is Lloyd Maepeza Taloirau who is doing a Bachelor Degree in Marine Science. He was last seen on Saturday at My Suva Park. Reports reaching this…

SIWA needs $31M to improve water

SOLOMON Water will need US$4.6million (SBD$31.3m) to improve water supply in all provincial capitals in the country within the next five years. This was revealed by Solomon Water general manager Ian Gooden during Solomon Water’s 30 Year Strategic Plan Meeting at Honiara Hotel, Friday. Mr Gooden told government officials and the media that provincial capitals…

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.…