North Malaita drama

Constituents fight over roofing irons By LYNNISSHA RUNA SOME constituents in North Malaita reportedly fought over 6,000 sheets of roofing iron their MP sent to the constituency just before Christmas. Eye-witnesses told the Solomon Star the incident occurred at Malu’u sub-station when the barge carrying the roofing iron arrived there. “Our MP Jimmy Lusibaea actually…

NEW CHURCH MOVEMENT

A Church movement called Kingdom is gaining momentum with a lot of attention in Central Kwara’ae, Malaita province. This came after the church had attracted a lot of youths and people to follow its teaching. According to a Church leader in one of the mainstream Churches in Auki, said the movement has its own ways…

Seven charters arranged for students

THE National Training Unit (NTU) has arranged seven plane charters to fly students studying in Fiji this year.  NTU chief administration officer Hubert Gua revealed the arrangement this week as new and continuing students prepare to leave for Fiji for another year of study. He said the first charter will leave on January 27. “We’ve…

Tough start for U16

The start of the Youth Solomon Cup U16 category has been tough with all three results ended in all draws. The opening match saw Guadalcanal and Western province end with a 1-1 draw. The second match featured Malaita and Central province who finished goalless after 70 minutes of play followed by the final match of…

Rhinoceros beetle – What can I do?

THE coconut rhinoceros beetle recently arrived in Solomon Islands and is causing serious damage to coconut palms on Guadalcanal, Savo, North Malaita and Ngela. Many people are asking, “What can I do about this new pest?” Government has already begun work with technical experts in Solomon Islands and overseas on scientific solutions to the pest…

Plastic pollutants

Dear Editor – “Single-use plastics are a human addiction that we must face head on. Plastic pollution is not only impacting our waters and marine life, but also the human food chain and our overall health.” – Plastic Oceans.org.  Recent Radio New Zealand news bulletins have reported how the government in Vanuatu is leading the…

Never hit anyone

Dear Editor – Re ‘Men are accountable for violence against women’, where are parents to teach and train their children that they must NEVER hit anyone. Stop violence at home and it will not spread. You may say that is “easier said than done?” You be the starting voice to STOP any hitting in your…