Peace forum set to kick off

THE two day National Dialogue on Sustaining Peace and Stability in Solomon Islands is set to kick off in Honiara, Monday. It will end on Tuesday. Mr Sogavare will play host to the event which is a collaborative effort by the Prime Minister’s Office, Ministry of National Unity, Reconciliation and Peace and Ministry of Women,…

Not a cyclone

THE Solomon Islands Meteorological Service (SIMS) weather desk has confirmed that the current bad weather that is affecting the country since last week is not a cyclone. This came following enquiries received by the Solomon Star from members of the public, especially those in Honiara and the provinces. People have feared that there might be…

Our Fiji-based students get allowance

GOVERNMENT funded students studying at a number of universities in Fiji have finally received a portion of their much awaited allowance for the month of June. Reports reaching the paper over the weekend said, the students only received FJD$600 (SBD$1800) on Friday. The students were supposed to receive FJD$1040 (SBD$3100) per month. However, its understood…

5 DEAD, 11 MISSING

Marau boat tragedy toll rises Five are confirmed dead, while 11 are still missing from the Marau boat tragedy. As the police patrol boat with local boats combed the seas off Marau in the eastern coast of Guadalcanal, hopes of finding the missing 11 alive become slimmer. Four dead bodies were recovered on Friday after…

15 missing, one dead

FIFTEEN people are still missing when their boat capsized in bad weather on Wednesday while traveling from West Are’are, Malaita province to Marau, east Guadalcanal. Police in Marau have so far rescued eight of the 23 people mostly youths that travelled in the boat. The youths traveled in two separate boats. They are from Uhu,…