Veke plans to empower women

FORMER Guadalcanal premier Anthony Veke says one of his approaches to developing his ward is to empower women participate in development. He pointed this out in an interview with the Solomon Star. “My plan is to empower women in my ward to engage in economic activities so that they could be able to improve their…

How a church welcomes New Year

MEMBERS of the United Church in Honiara welcomed the arrival of New Year on Wednesday night with testimonies and songs. The testimony night was organised for members to share their experiences of what God did for them in 2014. Hundreds of people from United Church and other denominations participated in the programme. Rev Willie Maezama…

Another 15 New Year births at NRH

ANOTHER 15 babies were born on New Year’s Day at the National Referral Hospital (NRH) in Honiara – nine of which were females. This was the same number born on Christmas Day at the hospital. Exact figures of births across the country on New Year’s Day were not available. One of the proud mothers was…

Gov’t extends contracts of PSs

THE Sogavare led government has extended the contracts of the 24 permanent secretaries until March this year, insiders have revealed. Their contracts should have lapsed on 31 December 32014. However, insiders said the Democratic Coalition for Change (DCC) wanted to extend their contracts to allow its preferred choices of PSs to familiarise themselves with new…

Fenua: Dettke’s posting shows we need an ICAC

WATCHDOG organisation Transparency Solomon Islands says that the appointment of Bodo Dettke to head the Ministry of Forestry and Research creates a conflict of interest for him and this shows that we need an Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC). Over the past week much has been said about this issue in the media. Recently, the…

Malaita to elect premier this week

MALAITA Province will elect its new premier this week. That was according to the province’s legal adviser Hendry Kala. MR Kala said the newly elected Assembly will commence its first sitting Monday.  “The purpose of the first meeting is for all MPA members to attend and discuss the election of the speaker and the premier,”…

RSIPF successful operations with public support

The Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) had successfully conducted its Christmas and New Year operations, with the support of public cooperation and their respect to law and order. This is an important step forward towards 2015 with the support and assistance of collective hands to curb and reduce crime, which will then promote and…

Girl died from stab wounds

A GIRL died at the National Referral Hospital in Honiara on New Year’s Day after her brother in-law allegedly stabbed her with a sharp knife. Police confirmed the girl, from Isabel Province, died from multiple knife wounds to her thighs and shoulder a day after the New Year’s Eve attack in the Tenaru area, east…

Thanks, thanks, and thanks!

WE’VE come to the end of another year. When we wake up tomorrow, 2014 will be gone and we’ll have 2015. What a year it was! We take this opportunity to thank our readers and advertisers. You have been part of our journey this year. Without you, we cannot come this far. We also wish…