Six provinces set for provincial elections

SIX provinces will conduct their Provincial Election next month. The Ministry of Provincial Government and Institutional strengthening (MPGIS) has confirmed Wednesday 10th December 2014 as their Provincial Elections Day. The six (6) provinces are Central, Isabel, Guadalcanal, Malaita, Renbel, and Temotu. Acting Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Provincial Government and Intuitional Strengthening (MPGIS) Nancy…

Tovosia’s campaign attracts many

OUTGOING Member of Parliament (MP) for East Guadalcanal, Bradley Tovosia has attracted more than 4000 voters during his campaign to 13 places in his constituency. His campaign manager, Nevan Onorio claimed the high response from the voters put Tovosia as favourite over his other five contenders to retain his seat during the polling day on…

First shipment of Election material this Sunday

THE first shipment of election materials will be departing Honiara to the eastern region of the country this Sunday. The Solomon Islands Electoral Commission has announced during a press conference yesterday, the shipment up east will cover the islands of Makira and Temotu provinces. SIEC Communications and Awareness Manager Philothea Ruaeho said the shipment will…

GPPOL clarifies position on new management

GUADALCANAL Plains Palm Oil Limited (GPPOL) has clarified that it is and will always be an Incorporated Solomon Islands Company owned 80% by New Britain Palm Oil from PNG and 20% by the Guadalcanal Plains Resource Development Company. GPPOL General Manager Andrew Kerr made the statement, Wednesday in relation to an article which appeared in…

Retirement planning training expands to West

Last Monday , near retirees of Solomon Telekom-Gizo, Munda and Noro have been equipped with invaluable knowledge and skills that can help them better prepare for time when they will exit formal employment or retire from work.  In addition the training help them to effectively and wisely manage their final payout and other benefits including…

Murder committal hearing set today

EVIDENCE will be heard in a committal hearing today in relation to the murder of two men on the Guadalcanal plains early this year. The long form preliminary inquiry on the case of Henry Sae will be conducted before Principal Magistrate Jim Seuika. Sae is co-accused with Dudley Seko, Lee Teteo and Ben Tabugao who…

Workshop on Family Protection Act

WOMEN’S Rights Action Movement (WRAM) in partnership with Vois Blong Mere Solomon islands will organise a one day workshop and forum on the Family Protection Act today. The workshop will be held at Kairos conference room, Hyundai Mall. The aim is for media groups to become aware of the Act and strategies needed to report…

Diet talks for women

A ONE session to encourage mothers to prepare a balance diet for their families each meal was conducted on Tuesday at Kobito South Seas Evangelical Church (SSEC) church, East Honiara. Two health workers from the SSEC health department facilitated the talks. The event allowed the women to do demonstration and asked questions about taking right…

Landowners urged to reopen Alite reef

The Malaita Provincial Tourism Office has urged Alite reef landowners in Langalanga Lagoon, to reopen the renowned Alite reef, near Auki. Provincial tourism officer Jackson Leaburi highlighted this during an interview with the Solomon Star, Wednesday. Mr Leaburi said Malaita Provincial Government is working very hard to make sure Malaita people are opening up their…