GIRL’S PARENTS FACE CHARGES

Police to prosecute parents of girl at centre of first human trafficking case By ASSUMPTA BUCHANAN POLICE will arrest and charge parents of a girl who allegedly forced their under-aged daughter to live with a Malaysian logger. Public prosecutor Andrew Kelesi revealed this in court yesterday when opposing a bail application submitted by Malaysian national…

More sign petition

EFFORTS to get more signatures from the public to support the move to bring back the Anti-Corruption Bill  on the floor of Parliament next month is gaining momentum. This was witnessed on Tuesday by the Solomon Star as pedestrians stopped by to sign in support of the petition, which was facilitated by members of the…

New book for women

SINCE the late 1980s Soroptimist International Solomon Islands has been advocating for women. Twelve years ago the club built nine women’s centres in all nine provinces. The members have been involved with creating the “Hapi Healthi Kalendar” for years, funding repairs to clinics at the National Referral Hospital and writing books to help women. The…

PETITION PLAN INTENSIFY

CSOs collect signatures to petition PM THE country’s Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) have combined forces in seeking signatures of Solomon Islanders nationwide and abroad for their three-point petition on the withdrawn Anti-Corruption Bill. The petition demands that Prime Manasseh Sogavare re-tables the Bill when Parliament resumes next month as he had declared, that all 50…

Men’s Fellowship hall opens

A NEW Men’s Fellowship Hall at Verahue Community of West Guadalcanal was officially opened last Sunday, Solomon Star Stringer John Toki confirmed after attending the programme. Toki revealed that the opening of the Men’s Fellowship Hall is a milestone achievement of the community since they had been longing for the completion of the centre for…

Attitudes (2)

Thought for the Week By Rev. Eric D. Maefonea (SWIM)  I again invite you to our continuing discussion on the topic “Attitudes.” One of the biggest challenges facing us today is attitude. If we want to see change happening, then we must first have a change of attitude as individual Solomon Islanders. Many think that…

NWMC conference successfully ends

NATIONAL Women Ministry of Christ (NWMC) of the Assembly of God (AOG) church successfully ended its four-day conference on Monday in Honiara. The Secretary of NWMC Rebecca Gilbert she said more than 300 women from local churches in Honiara and the provinces participated in this ‘very important event.’  She said the conference was hosted every…