Two killed in boat tragedy

A young mother and a teenage boy died when the boat they’re travelling was hit by another boat on Friday night off Kolombangara island, Western Province. The tragedy occurred between 7pm-8pm close to Kukudu Adventist College. The Sunday Star was told yesterday two boats – one a 60-horse powered, the other a 40-horse – were…

PM clarifies role of Janus

THE role of Taskforce Janus is only to do investigation. Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare was explaining in parliament the fundamental role of Taskforce Janus during deliberations on the Anti-Corruption Strategy recently. Mr Sogavare said Janus worked closely with the Director of Public Prosecution Office to investigate. He said if the case investigated is criminal in…

Concerns in Makira of African snails

WITH the rapid spread of the African giant snail in Honiara and few provincial centres, fears of the possible spread of the snails in Makira province has sparked concerns among locals there. This came following reports of the shipment of a heavy bulk of machinery to do upgrading of roads in Makira, including the Kirakira…

Students receive allowance

GOVERNMENT sponsored students studying at the University of South Pacific’s (USP’s) Laucala Campus in Fiji have finally received their March allowances, Friday. This was confirmed by Solomon Islands Students Association (SISA) to the Solomon Star. Over the weeks, students have expressed frustration in the media over the delay of their March allowances. However, it was…

Police receive gun claim reports

POLICE are looking into reports they received regarding some members of the public still being in possession of guns. Deputy Police Commissioner Juanita Matanga stated this when asked by a reporter if police are aware of those reports.  “Yes, we continue to work on it,” Ms Matanga said. She confirmed police received some reports on…

MASI launches ‘Meet the Editors’

THE Media Association Solomon Islands (MASI) will launch “Meet the Editors” – a weekly radio segment to be aired on SIBC on Saturday directly after the 7pm news. The President of MASI, Mr Leni Dalavera, believes this is an important initiative for media in the Solomon Islands, and more importantly, for the people of the…

Sikua urges gov’t to recruit PS for ministry

THE national government needs to recruit a new permanent secretary for the Ministry of Commerce, Industries, Labour and Immigration (MCILI). Leader of the Independent Group and Member of Parliament for North East Guadalcanal Dr Derek Sikua said the ministry cannot operate without a permanent secretary. “The work of the ministry is very important for this…

Bank robber gets 2 years

A MAN who assisted in robbing the ANZ Automatic Teller Machine at Kwaimani Building, East Honiara, in 2014 has been jailed for two and half years, Wednesday. Severio Sulimae had pleaded guilty to one count of armed robbery and one count of malicious damage. This relates to the incident on the night of 25 July…

Another successful year for HFA 2016 league

The Honiara Football Association (HFA) has successfully staged the prize presentation of the 2016 league for both men and women’s last night at the Lawson Tama stadium. Winning teams for both men and women’s league were full of excitement when they finally received their prizes for their hard work and commitment during the 2016 league.…