RAMSI boss visits Gizo

RAMSI’s Special Coordinator, Ms Justine Braithwaite on Friday visited the Western Provincial capital of Gizo. During the visit Ms Braithwaite met representatives of the provincial government, the Western Provincial Council of Women, the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) and the Solomon Islands Correctional Services. “Since becoming RAMSI Special Coordinator, it has been a priority…

Learning how to maintain solar equipment

A THREE days training on how to maintain solar panels and their accessories was held in Taro, Choiseul Province. The basic solar maintenance training was facilitated by Inter Action SI Ltd with funds made possible by Asian Development Bank (ADB). Communities in and around Taro attended the training held at Taro. Managing Director of Inter…

Ruavatu school closure

Ruavatu Provincial Secondary School (RPSS) in North East Guadalcanal will close its academic year as of this weekend. Ministry of Education and the Guadalcanal Provincial Education Authority agreed to close down school for an indefinite period of time in a meeting held in Honiara on Monday. The decision to close the school for the year…

9 to contest Savo/Russells

NINE candidates have been confirmed to contest the Savo/Russells constituency. That includes the former member Dickson Mua, former speaker of parliament Sir Allan Kemakeza, Aenasi Diosi, Walter Turasi, Leslie Asad, Oliver Salopuka, John Quan, Godfrey Narasia and Constantine Sekudo. Reports have it that some of the candidates have already done their campaigns over the past…

Women confront Bodo

More than 700 women in North West Guadalcanal met with their outgoing MP Bodo Dettke over the weekend. During the meeting the 730 women expressed their concerns and grievances to their former MP. West Guadalcanal Solomon Star stringer, John Toki, who witnessed the gathering, said some of the women told Dettke that there was no…

Sopage: I won’t campaign

Outgoing Member of Parliament (MP) for North Guadalcanal Constituency says he won’t campaign in this year’s national general election. Martin Sopage who is running as an independent candidate confirmed this to the Solomon Star yesterday. “I would like to tell my good people in North Guadalcanal constituency and the nation that I will not campaign…

Police conducts high visibility operations

The Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) AND Participating Police Force advisors (PPF) continues to conduct its High visibility operations around hot spot areas around Honiara, with increasing number of police mobile patrols, foot beat patrols resulting in the arrests of more than 40 suspects over the weekend. In conjunction with National General Election police…