STUDENT MISSING

A FIRST year Solomon Islands student studying at the University of South Pacific (USP) Laucala Campus has gone missing for three days now in Suva, Fiji. The missing student is Lloyd Maepeza Taloirau who is doing a Bachelor Degree in Marine Science. He was last seen on Saturday at My Suva Park. Reports reaching this…

SIWA needs $31M to improve water

SOLOMON Water will need US$4.6million (SBD$31.3m) to improve water supply in all provincial capitals in the country within the next five years. This was revealed by Solomon Water general manager Ian Gooden during Solomon Water’s 30 Year Strategic Plan Meeting at Honiara Hotel, Friday. Mr Gooden told government officials and the media that provincial capitals…

ROVE PRISON FULL

Less than 10 beds available THE Correctional Centre at Rove is reportedly full. Principal Magistrate Fatima Taeburi raised this issue last Friday when a defence indicated making a bail application for his client. Ms Taeburi then urged Public Solicitor’s lawyer Clifton Ruele to submit the bail application due to lack of space at Rove. She…

Feather money sold for $216,963.32

A roll of Santa Cruz feather money was sold for an incredible £22,750 (SBD$216,963.32) at a recent tribal antiquities sale in the United Kingdom. A UK website, www.blackmorevale.co.uk, reported the stunning Santa Cruz feather currency fetched the highest bid during the Tribal Art and Antiquities sale at Woolley and Wallis Salisbury Salerooms on March 1.…

Court to rule on inquiry

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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…