MPs support affected communities

THREE Members of Parliament from Lau MBaelelea, North Malaita and Baegu Asifola have joined forces to assist the victims of Suava communities with relief supplies on Tuesday. The relief supplies included 20 bales of second hand clothes, 20 sets of kitchen utensils, 250 bag of rice and 100 cartoons of Soltuna products. The supplies were…

Telekom to launch more 3G towers

SEVEN more 3G towers of Our Telekom installed in Malaita province will be launched soon. This was confirmed by our Telekom Auki branch office on Tuesday. Assistance manager Jimmy Nange told the Solomon star the towers are 50metres in height. “The towers will provide the 3G services which includes the internet, TV and other important…

Landowners block flight

Rennell mining dispute reaches new level WEST Rennell landowners in Honiara on Tuesday blocked a Solomon Airlines plane from flying to the remote island as tensions between landowner rages. Asia Pacific Investment Development (APID), which has a licence to do bauxite mining in west Rennell chartered the flight, which was scheduled to leave Honiara at…

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…