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,…

PORTS $122m PROFIT

The Solomon Islands Ports Authority (SIPA) has announced a net profit of $122million as of 31st September 2016. A statement from the Prime Minister Press Secretariat said Chairman of Board of Directors for SIPA, Billy Titiulu made the announcement last Friday 26th May 2017 whilst handing over the SI{A annual reports for the years 2011…

Two fatal accidents over the weekend

Two people are dead after two separate traffic accidents occurred over the weekend in the capital Honiara. The first incident happened near midnight on Friday 26 May at the Guzo Point along the Kukum Highway in Central Honiara involving a 15 seater bus. The bus was travelling eastward when it hit a pedestrian. The male,…

SMOKE BAN AT MARKET

New move to clean up Honiara Central Market CIGARETTE, betel nut, and alcohol are now banned at the Honiara Central Market. This followed the launch of the “No smoking, No betel nut and No Alcohol” in the Honiara Central Market yesterday by the Ministry of Health and the Honiara City Council. City mayor Andrew Mua…