Renbel women wants more awareness

RENBEL council of women president, Rosemary Tenaka says the province needs more awareness on domestic violence against women and children. Mrs Tenaka said, this issue is very important for women in the rural communities to understand.  She highlighted this as part of Renbel PCW priority areas to implement this year. She said, conducting awareness on…

Women clinic yet to start services

SERVICES at the women clinic inside Honiara City Council dental building has been further delayed this year due to lack of equipment. The clinic is being established for women to undergo scanning.  HCC director of nursing Harvest Miabule said, the women clinic will not open until scan machines and dental equipments are ready. “The Ministry…

Visa for DWU students set

VISAS of students studying at Divine Word University (DWU) in Madang, Papua New Guinea have arrived through the system of PNG High Commission office in Honiara on Thursday. This came after the institution is set to start its academic class Monday next week. An officer in the PNG High Commission said, only four names are…

USP offers financial assistance

A FINANCIAL scheme to assist private funded students is being offered by the University of the South Pacific (USP) to offset their study cost. This scheme is being offered this first semester. USP Solomon Islands campus administrative coordinator Layson Leve said, private funded students currently enrolled in the undergraduate or postgraduate degree can apply through…

No Police in Seghe-Marovo

Dear Editor – Last week I rang the OIC of Seghe Police to report an alleged Grievous Bodily Harm (GBH) case that happened in my small village in Central Marovo Lagoon. The Seghe OIC’s response was not only sad but also unbelievable. He told me that he was the only officer manning the station. All…

SIVB board meeting in Gizo

Minister of Tourism and Culture and Member for Gela Constituency Batholomew Parapolo will open Solomon Islands Visitors Bureau (SIVB) first provincial board meeting this morning at Fatboys  Resort, Gizo, Western Province . Minister Parapolo, his Permanent Secretary John Wasi, Tourism Director Barney Sivoro and senior tourism officials arrived in Gizo yesterday ahead of the one…

GPPOL gives green light to GPG

Guadalcanal Plains Palm Oil Limited (GPPOL) has given greenlight to Guadalcanal Provincial Government (GPG) to resume the budget support that the company normally injected to the Province’s budget. The budget support of $750,000 per annum was suspended last year following reports of funds abuse and misappropriation. But this week GPPOL’s management have assured a GPG’s…

Lightning strikes, mobile coverage down

Mobile service in Temotu was disrupted after a lightning strike on Monday night. Reports reaching the Solomon Star from Lata Telekom station on Thursday said, this had caused minor damages in one of the Telekom towers in Lata. However, telephone lines and internet are working. Engineers have blamed lighting because such tall towers can attract…