Six days on, no arrests yet

Protest march against barbaric killing today Six days on, and the police are yet to make any arrests over the killing of the Chinese couple, whose stabbed bodies were found inside their business premises Monday last week. And while investigators are keeping their options open, sources say police hope of a breakthrough now lies with…

Police assess complaints of Pinto

POLICE are currently assessing reports into the alleged fake educational and professional qualification of former Executive Director of Pan Oceanic Bank, Pinto Kutila. Supervising Police Commander Juanita Matanga said police have received a lot of reports on that matter and are assessing them. “There are things we are looking at in terms of civil and…

‘CLEAN FORCE’ PLEA

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Easter double murder

POLICE PROBE CUTS POLICE are working around the clock to unravel the mystery surrounding the death of Chinese couple whose bodies were discovered in their business premises, Monday. Two days after the bodies were found in pools of blood, police are yet to establish a firm lead. Yesterday, the bodies of the couple, who were…

Huge turn out at colourful Easter fun run

THOUSANDS of people from different works of life ended their Easter celebration with a colorful Easter fun run yesterday morning in Honiara. The annual event has attracted children, youths, women, men, leaders, locals expats and visiting friends in and around Honiara. The route started off at Lawson Tama stadium, up the Kola-Ridge cemetery towards the…

HORRIFIC DISCOVERY

Body of girl, 8, pulled out from croc’s stomach THE body of an eight year old girl was retrieved from the stomach of a huge crocodile on Thursday in Roviana lagoon, Western province. The deceased was from Rorosi village, a small village located at the entrance to the Roviana lagoon. Reports reaching the Solomon Star…

CALL TO ACT

Mentally-sick must be removed from streets POLICE, health, and tourism authorities are urged to work together to keep mentally-ill people off the streets when large groups of overseas visitors are in Honiara. City resident Batros Mane made the call after observing some mentally-ill people causing disturbances to the visiting Taiwanese Navy Squadron in Honiara on…

BLUE BOATS FINED: $36M

Vietnamese fishermen charged THE Vietnamese caught recently stealing our marine resources will have to fork out $36 million if they wanted their three blue boats back. Fisheries minister John Maneniaru revealed this in parliament. He said after consultation with the Director of Public Prosecution and the Attorney General, a fine of $12 million will be…

Manele: $300m for livelihood funds

MORE than $300million in livelihood funds in the 2017 National Budget will go to constituencies for rural development this year. Leader of the Parliamentary Opposition and Member for Kia Hograno Havulei Jeremiah Manele revealed this in parliament on Monday. Mr Manele said these funds if utilised properly should improve basic needs and services such as…

Man assaults sister escapes jail term

A man who assaulted his sister luckily escaped jail yesterday after his three months imprisonment term was fully suspended. Jackson Suluna pleaded guilty to one count of common assault, an offence that carries a maximum penalty of one year imprisonment term. The incident occurred in Honiara on January 19, following an argument between the accused…