Kwaiafa needs highlighted

Kwaiafa Community High School (KCHS) in East Malaita needs a lot of improvement in terms of infrastructure development. Christina Fugui, the school principal highlighted this when speaking during school’s annual graduation ceremony on Friday. “This school needs a new library, a science lab, a proper administration office for primary and secondary, a proper assemble hall…

Kilusakwalo stage graduation

Kilusakwalo Christian community high school (KCCHS) in Malaita hosted its school graduation day last Friday. Hundreds of students from grade six; form 3, 5 and 6 received their school certificates during the ceremony. School principal Robert Jones said, a graduation ceremony is always such a special occasion. He said the journey has not been easy…

All Saints Feast Day celebrated

Hundreds of All Saints parish members gathered yesterday at the All Saints church in Honiara to celebrate the All Saints Feast Day. The day started with Holy Eucharist in the morning followed by feasting before concluding with entertainments. The Archbishop of the Anglican Church of Melanesia (ACOM) and the Bishop of Central Melanesia Diocese the…

Hostility against Lilo boys

Caretaker Prime Minister Gordon Darcy Lilo has denied claims workers at his private Doma residence in west Guadalcanal have threatened nearby villagers. Instead, he said it was certain boys within the community who have been hostile to his workers. Lilo is building a family home on the Doma land he recently acquired from Guadalcanal Province.…

Chinatown gets 24-hour security

An army of security guards converged onto Chinatown last Saturday as the nation heads to the polls on November 19. They are private security guards the Solomon Islands Chinese Association (SICA) engaged to provide 24 hour security within the shopping district during the election period. SICA chairman Matthew Quan confirmed to the Sunday Star they’ve…

Police out to reclaim stolen vehicle

A team of eight police officers from Auki was deployed to West Kwaio last Saturday afternoon to reclaim a stolen R4 vehicle. Some drunken men in the area seized the vehicle after they stopped it and attacked the driver and his three passengers. An Auki police officer told the Sunday Star the incident occurred near…

Mataki: Relocation a huge challenge

Relocating those on the low lying atolls affected by climate change is a huge challenging. That’s according to Permanent Secretary Ministry of Environment and Conservation, Climate Change and Meteorology, Dr Melchior Mataki. “When we talk about relocating, you are relocating structures, cultures and even political attachments,” he said. “All these issues need to be looked…

RCDF audit report in final draft stage

An audit report conducted into the Rural Constituency Development Fund is in its final draft, but it won’t be ready until the new government comes in. A team from the Office of the Auditor Genera conducted the audit into the use and allocations of the funds and what impact, if there’s any, has the fund…

24 women to contest polls

Twenty-four women are confirmed to contest the November 19 elections. This was confirmed in the final candidates list the Electoral Commission released, Friday. All provinces, except Renbel, will see at least one woman contesting. Malaita will see five women contesting amongst the 144 candidates. Another five will contest for the three Honiara seats. Central Honiara…