SIEC hosts gender workshop

Solomon Islands Electoral Commission (SIEC) is taking the lead in ensuring equality in elections management, hosting a two-day workshop titled ‘Gender and Us’. The workshop for all SIEC staff kicks off today at the Honiara Hotel. “This workshop is a significant step forward in SIEC’s efforts to become a more gender-sensitive and transformative organization”, Chief…

Customs denies allegations

An officer within the customs division says revelation by the former Forest Minister Bodo Dettke alleging that logging companies bribed their way out from the system by incurring a SBD$500 million revenue loss is totally misleading. The officer who wants anonymity said, the mismatch in records from the Ministry of Forests and Customs division was…

Dad killed in hit and run

A FATHER of four from Kekehe village in Munda, Western Province was crushed to death during an early morning road accident. The incident occurred at Toalata road between Noro and Munda when a truck hit him while he was sleeping on the road believed to be under the influence of alcohol. Reports reaching the paper…

Police probes infant case

POLICE is currently putting full scale investigation on the killing of a fully-complete infant found at the Ranadi dump site last Friday. A police officer from Naha station told the Solomon Star that they are currently investigating the case to make sure they arrest the suspect. “It is a murder case and we will not…

Gender violence victims to share stories

Vois Blo Mere Solomon (VBMS) community based members will be conducting a safe, effective and ethical interview with survivors of sexual and gender- based violence in three provinces. The interviews will be conducted in Malaita, Western and Guadalcanal provinces as part of its campaign on gender violence. The program was described as an initiative that…

Trauma healing training ends

A trauma healing training ended at Holy Cross Cathedral Parish on the 10th September 2015, organised by the Holy Cross Cathedral Parish Pastoral Council Education Committee Chair, Francis F. Lidimani.  This was a second time of such organised programmed taken place at Holy Cross. The first was the food safety and Hygiene training, facilitated by…

AOG fruitfully stages conference in Auki

THE Assembly of God (AOG) church members have a reason to be joyful after the fruitful commemoration of the church’s 26th National Conference in Auki, Malaita province last week. Reports received by this paper said that, the 26th Assemblies of God, Solomon Islands National conference 2015 was a success. The theme for the conference was…

Business excellence awards is back, better

The 2015 business excellence award (BEA) is now confirmed and set to take place on Saturday 14th November in a lavish ceremony at the Heritage Park Hotel, from 6:00pm, the Business Excellence Awards promises to be bigger and better than ever in 2015. A statement from the business excellence awards, organiser – Solomon Islands Chamber…

New priest for Fiu parish ordained

The Anglican Diocesan Bishop of Malaita Diocese Rt. Rev. Bishop Sam Sahu ordained a new priest last Sunday at Kelakwai village, Fiu parish Keava region in the Diocese of Malaita, Malaita Province. During the ordination Bishop Sahu urged the newly ordained priest Fr. Bartholomew Moli to serve his people well. “Today we come and witness…