Malaita Premier visits South Malaita

A DELEGATION from the Malaita Provincial Government led by Premier Peter Channel Ramohia visited South Malaita over the past two weeks. The delegation included Mrs Premier Susan Ramohia, Provincial Minister for Finance and Administration Joe Heroáu for ward 25 and security officer David Su’umani. The delegation visited Uhu and Tawairoi communities from 9th May and…

SINU environmental students on look and learn

YEAR two students studying environmental science at the School of Natural Resources and Applied Science (SNRAS), Solomon Island National University (SINU) yesterday got the opportunity to learn about waste management and other environmental challenges. The students were on a look and learn visit to the newly completed training centre at Ranadi dumpsite, East Honiara. During…

Pacific conference delegates renew regional commitment to ending violence against children

NADI, FIJI  – As the Pacific conference on Ending Violence Against Children came to a close yesterday, UNICEF East Asia Pacific Regional Director, Mr. Daniel Toole reminded delegates that  “Raising awareness about violence is not about blame, it is about healing the whole family, encouraging mutual respect between children and adults, building stronger families and…

Push to fight against violence on children

The visiting Special Representative of the UN Secretary General (SRSG), Marta Santos Pais along with the Solomon Islands Government are pushing to fight against violence against children. The visit into the country supplemented this effort, urging the government on a five year programme on eliminating violence against children. She acknowledged government’s efforts and progress made…

Call for govt’s support to WP’s bid

A LOCAL activist and a member of the Solomon Islands Solidarity Movement for West Papua Freedom has called on the government of the day to support West Papua (WP) in its bid to join the Melanesia Spearhead Group (MSG). Ben Didiomea claimed, when the current Prime Minister was the Opposition Leader; his speech supported West…

Youths undergo training

Youths in Keava region in the Anglican diocese of Malaita (DOM) attended a three (3) days of workshop which started on Tuesday in Auki malaita province. The workshop focuses on empowering youths and growing future leaders in Keava region. During the opening of the workshop yesterday Diocesan mission secretary (DMS) and trainer Leslie Filomea said,…

Floods destroy food gardens in E/Malaita

OVER a thousand food gardens in Malaita were reportedly destroyed by floods caused by last week’s heavy downpour. Namoia School Chairman Enoch Idui said Kwaibaita River in East Malaita bursted its banks and swept all gardens. Kwaibaita River separates East Kwara’ae and East Kwaio Constituencies. Mr Idui said damages caused by the River were just…

Event to showcase NGOs

The Development Services Exchange (DSE) over the past months had gathered non-government organisations (NGOs) together and established a committee for the civil society organizations (CSO) open day, in other words, a trade show for NGOs. This three days event is scheduled to kick off next week from Tuesday 26th May to Thursday 28th of May.…

Concern over consultation time

University of Papua New Guinea Solomon Islands Students Association (UPNG SISA) president calls on the National Training Unit (NTU) to allocate different consultation days for students studying at various institutions in Papua New Guinea. Speaking to this paper from Waigani campus yesterday, Alex Mamu said, he didn’t understand why NTU allocate the same consultation days…

Renbel ward 2 By-election set

THE by-election for ward 2 in Lake Tegano, Renbel Province has been confirmed for July 2. Renbel Province Collin Singamoana Tesu’atai confirmed this to the Solomon Star. Mr Tesu’atai said, the by-election should be held this month but due to work commitment between the provincial government and ministry it was extended. “I would like to…