263 polling station for Malaita

TWO hundred and sixty-three polling stations have been set for the voting day in Malaita Province next week. This was confirmed by the Election Office in Auki on Sunday. “Out of the 902 polling stations, Malaita has 263 polling stations ready for Election Day next week,” the election office said. The office explained that those…

Brothers contest

Two blood brothers are set to contest the Kwaio region, Malaita Province in the upcoming National General Election which is eight days away. Outgoing Parliament member Stanley Festus Sofu is contesting the East Kwaio and Titus Fika for the West Kwaio constituency. During a joint exclusive interview in Auki yesterday, the brothers revealed that they…

Burglars took off with industrial tools

ALIGEGEO Provincial Secondary School (APSS) near Auki, Malaita Province lost valuable industrial tools when burglars broke into one of their industrial arts building over the weekend. The incident came as a shock to the school despite a 24-hour security service provided by a private security firm established at the school. A reliable source revealed to…

Fighting against disrespect

One way of changing the disrespectful attitude towards women is educating the youngsters of this country, says a High Court Judge. Justice Stephen Pallaras said this when asked if longer sentences imposed on crimes committed against women helped reduce the rate of crime against them and that if there are other ways to address the…

International election observers arriving

THE official international observer teams for next week’s National General Elections are starting to arrive in the country as of Monday. Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and External Trade, Beraki Jino has confirmed this yesterday. Jino said two official teams from the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat and the Commonwealth Forum Secretariat will…

Trial on diplomat’s murder continues

Trial on the murder of the young diplomat who was murdered outside of the Honiara Central Market in 2012 will continue today, in the High Court. The court will be hearing the testimony of the Crown’s fourth witness. This was in relation to the murder trial against Cecil Manu, Simon Peter Delemani and Peter Diau,…

World Vision welcomes new boss

World Vision Solomon Islands (WVSI) has a new Country Director. He is Janes Imanuel Ginting who arrived with his family last month (October). Mr. Ginting has a ‘Master of Science degree in Social Policy and Planning in Developing Countries’ from the London School of Economics (UK) which was funded by the Chevening Scholarship. He brings…

Voters advised about alcohol ban

ALCOHOL will be banned during the election day next week. Nixon Manetoga, an inspector at Tetere Police station, North Guadalcanal highlighted this over the weekend at the official launching of Martin Sopage’s four years constituency plan at his home village of Parasisi. Guadalcanal Palm Plantation Oil Limited (GPPOL) workers, Tetere Police officers, chiefs and surrounding…