HARD CASH STILL MISSING

No cash retrieval after two key arrests, Auki Police confirms POLICE have yet to recover any cash allegedly snatched from the LGZ Shop at Townground, East Honiara during the murder of the couple over the Easter. It is now two months following the successful apprehension of the double murder key suspects Jimson Goufi and Raymond…

Kurukuru squad named soon

The newly appointed head coach for the Solomon Islands national futsal team, Jerry Sam will reveal the names of the final Kurukuru squad this week. Sam told Star Sports that he will reveal the names of 12 players who will be travelling to Turkmenistan for the Asian Indoor Games. Currently there are 20 players, both…

SISA clarifies misleading report

THE University of the South Pacific (USP) Laucala campus based Solomon Islands Student Association (SISA) in Suva, Fiji had clarified reports that students have been forced to defer studies as a result of the country’s financial state. The SISA Executive in Suva, in a statement on Sunday said, it wishes to clarify the article published…

Doctors’ Strike threat withdrawn

PRESIDENT of Solomon Islands Medical Association (SIMA) Dr Claude Posala confirmed to the Solomon Star that the strike plan by SIMA has been withdrawn last Friday. He said the step to withdraw the proposed strike action by doctors came about after SIMA signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Ministry of Public Service (MPS).…

The Hunt is on for a prison breaker

POLICE in Kirakira, Makira/Ulawa Province are  sweeping territories around  Kirakira insearch of a prisoner who broke free from Kirakira Prison on Friday night. The escapee is Donald Suaoma Niga of Marau Bay, West Makira. Makira Provincial Police Commander Peter Sitai said Niga was on remand for allegations of rape at the time of his escape.…

Drunk driving remains high

Despite many warnings and messages against drinking and driving, the number of cases relating to drink and driving is still an issue. Police Commissioner Matthew Varley told journalists on Thursday at his weekly conference that with 11 cases of alcohol on the roads recorded for the first two weeks of this month is unacceptable high.…

Man died from medical condition: Police

THE dead man found floating in the Mataniko River recently may have died from a medical condition. Police Commissioner Matthew Varley said police have worked with the family of the deceased who indicated that the deceased has a medical condition which may have contributed to his untimely death. “At this point in time there are…

‘DOCTORS’ DEMAND HUGE’

Ministry attempts to address strike plan THE demand by doctors to increase their salaries and allowances by 60 to 70 per cent is huge. Thats according to the Ministry of Health and Medical Services (MHMS) permanent secretary Dr Tenneth Dalipanda when he appeared before the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) hearing recently. Dr Dalipanda was responding…

READ SI WINS PRIME MINISTER’S HEART

A recently established literacy organisation in the Solomon Islands has won Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare’s heart for its mission to battle the country’s high illiteracy rate by providing literacy classes and libraries in 600 villages across the country by April 2018. As a result, “READ SI” which stands for “Resources for Education to Advance Development…