MOVE TO OUST PM INTENSIFY

THE secret move to oust the Prime Minister (PM) Manasseh Sogavare is still active and gaining momentum, a Member of Parliament (MP) has disclosed. This was despite claims that things are settling down. The move started fortnight ago in a secret meeting held in one of the premier hotels in Honiara Those in attendance included…

House razed to ground

A family lost everything when their home was razed to the ground on Friday afternoon at Lau Valley, east Honiara. Information reaching the Solomon Star said it was a permanent home. Fire fighters arrived at the scene but were not able to save the building. The cause of the fire was still unknown and there…

‘Conman’ arrested

Faces deportation from PNG Alleged local fraudster Walter Hubert Kwanafia is awaiting deportation after police in Papua New Guinea arrested him. Police and Immigration in Honiara are now liaising with the Solomon Islands High Commission in Port Moresby as well as their counterparts there to have Kwanafia sent back this week. Kwanafia, who was alleged…

Prosecution yet to provide disclosures

FULL disclosures are yet to be made to the five people charged in connection to the $10 million scandal within the Ministry of Health and Medical Services. This matter came before the court on Wednesday and was further adjourned to June 14. The short adjournment was made after the defence counsels objected to a long…

Elderly couple arrested for producing kwaso

AN elderly couple have been arrested at Gilbert Camp settlement in east Honiara on Tuesday for illegally selling Kwaso. Police Commissioner Matthew Varley on Wednesday at his weekly conference said the couple were arrested after police executed a search warrant at their house on Tuesday afternoon. “That was an operation targeting the illegal distribution of…

Third cigarette producer heading here

TOBACCO DILEMMA THE country may soon see a third tobacco company in the market. The revelation comes as World No Tobacco Day was marked in Honiara on Wednesday. Director of Non-Communicable Diseases (NCD) and Country Focal Point for Tobacco Control Dr Geoff Kenilorea told the Solomon Star a third tobacco company is eying the local…

Guns, bullets surrendered

TWO guns and a number of bullets have been surrendered to police since the commencement of the amnesty, last Monday. Police Commissioner Matthew Varley revealed this to journalists on Wednesday at his weekly media conference at Rove Police headquarters. “At this point in time, we have quite a number of rounds of ammunition and two…

Drama to highlight Selwyn College 46th anniversary

A drama depicting the old and new Selwyn College would be performed during next month’s 46th anniversary of the Anglican Church of Melanesia (ACOM)-owned secondary school. Produced and directed by former student, local artist and musician Selwyn Do’oro, the drama would be shown as an audio-visual performance during the anniversary. As such he calls on…

Man yet to be identified

DEAD BODY GONE BAD BAD odour from an unclaimed body at the National Referral Hospital’s morgue has gone from bad to worse. The male body was that of a man killed in a hit-and-run accident in the early hours of last Saturday in the Kukum area. When the Solomon Star visited the morgue last night,…