WOMAN DEAD AFTER ASSAULT

Police investigate incident A WOMAN, who was allegedly assaulted by her partner, died at the National Referral Hospital in Honiara yesterday. White River police in west Honiara confirmed the death of the 48-year-old mother after she was assaulted on Saturday night. “The woman received wounds and had bruising on her body as result of the…

MOVE TO OUST PM INTENSIFY

THE secret move to oust the Prime Minister (PM) Manasseh Sogavare is still active and gaining momentum, a Member of Parliament (MP) has disclosed. This was despite claims that things are settling down. The move started fortnight ago in a secret meeting held in one of the premier hotels in Honiara Those in attendance included…

House razed to ground

A family lost everything when their home was razed to the ground on Friday afternoon at Lau Valley, east Honiara. Information reaching the Solomon Star said it was a permanent home. Fire fighters arrived at the scene but were not able to save the building. The cause of the fire was still unknown and there…

‘Conman’ arrested

Faces deportation from PNG Alleged local fraudster Walter Hubert Kwanafia is awaiting deportation after police in Papua New Guinea arrested him. Police and Immigration in Honiara are now liaising with the Solomon Islands High Commission in Port Moresby as well as their counterparts there to have Kwanafia sent back this week. Kwanafia, who was alleged…

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…