FIRM OFFERS HELP

A COMPANY has offered to support the five children being left behind by their mother who was allegedly killed by the father a fortnight ago in Marau, East Guadalcanal. Solrice Company Limited in response to this paper’s front page report over the weekend appealing for support said, it wants to offer help to ensure the…

Damages reported in Temotu

TEMOTU Province has suffered some damages to its infrastructure and food gardens from the recent Cyclone Donna. According to the Solomon Islands National Emergency Operations Centre (SI NEOC) confirmed that four dwelling houses and twelve kitchens in Namo village collapsed to the ground, however all of the houses sustain reparable damages. “There were two casualties,…

ALONSO SPEAKS ON FOOTBALL

SOLOMON Islands Football Federation (SIFF) Technical Director Filipe Vega-Arango Alonso says the country is so passionate about football but development wise we have very little in place. The Spaniard told Oceania Football Confederation (OFC) media in an interview this week. “People love football in the Solomon Islands, whereas in Fiji, Samoa and New Zealand they…

Police arrest ‘gun owner’

POLICE on Wednesday arrested the alleged owner of the firearm that was located in a vehicle early this month in Honiara. Police Commissioner Matthew Varley in his weekly conference yesterday said they made the third arrest from follow up and inquiries from the two men who were initially arrested. The two men have been arrested…

Community urged to stop family violence

POLICE chief Matthew Varley is calling on community leaders and elders to work with people in the community to understand the serious consequences of family and domestic violence. He made the call in light of last Friday’s gruesome killing of a mother of five who was allegedly assaulted by her husband at Marau, Guadalcanal. “It…

‘MAN USED STICKS TO KILL WIFE’

Mother bashed, died in front of 5 children GORY details of how a man allegedly killed his wife in front of their five children in the Marau area of east Guadalcanal last Friday were revealed in court on Wednesday. This comes as Joseph Oai, 35, appeared in court, charged with the murder of his wife…

Old ammunition seized at airport

A NUMBER of used ammunition from the second world war was confiscated at the international airport yesterday from an outbound passenger. These included hand held grenade and cartridge shells. This was reported to this paper by a source. Airport Police when contacted by the Solomon Star yesterday to confirm the incident said, the person who…

HEARING SETS FOR POACHERS

CAPTAINS of the three blue boats that illegally entered our waters and stole our marine resources will appear this Friday in the High Court. This was after their matter was transferred from the Honiara Magistrates’ Court last week to be dealt with in the High Court. The High Court will deal with their case and…

‘Let____s accept rearmament’

PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare urges Solomon Islanders to come to terms and accept the fact that some of our police officers will be now armed. Speaking at the ceremony to launch the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) limited rearmament on Monday, Mr Sogavare said rearmament is an issue that “we as a country and…

Armed to serve

WE are here to protect and look after the nation. These were the words of Senior Sergeant Moses Ofu and Constable Kevin Daokalia – two of the 125 police officers from the Close Personal Protection Unit and Police Response Team who are now armed after Monday’s launching of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force limited…