Panga calls for increase wage

The former Premier of Guadalcanal Province, Stephen Panga says workers need better pay as Solomon Islanders now experience a very high cost of living. Mr Panga said state workers and those in the private sector need pay increases because imported and locally produced goods are way beyond affordability. He said it is high time the…

Dr Jack: God is my pillar of success

A SENIOR lecturer at the University of the South Pacific (USP) Solomon Islands Campus told students there is no formula for attaining excellence but there is a recipe. Guest speaker, in Honiara Dr Jack Maebuta made the statement at the Saint Joseph Tenaru school graduation over the weekend. “If I can tell you an example…

Call to get treatment against trachoma

Health authorities are calling on parents in Honiara and the provinces to take their children to hospitals and clinics to get treatment against trachoma, a blind causing disease. Nurses from the Ministry of Health and Medical Services and made the call during their visit to communities around Honiara over the past days. Between 2011 and…

Community Policing in action

COMMUNITY Policing team within the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) have kicked off its selection awareness program in communities around Honiara and Guadalcanal starting last week. As the country goes through the election fever, the team is also visiting communities to talk to residents about the importance of maintaining law and order during this…

Thugs intrude, attack students

A GROUP of thugs believed to be from nearby villages entered Ruavatu Provincial Secondary School in North East Guadalcanal over the weekend, disrupted the school’s program and assaulted one of the female students. It was reported the group entered the school premises and physically harmed innocent students whom were enjoying their last few days at…

Beaten, traumatised

A 14-year old boy who claimed to have been beaten on his back says he is suffering psychological trauma and his wounds as a result of ‘whip punishment’ introduced in Wagina, Choiseul province. Kabiri James, whose part Malaita and Gilbertese, claimed to have received a total of 45 whips by men. “In the first punishment…

Sasako calls for post election intervention

An intending candidate in this year’s national general election has called for major economic interventions, targeting agriculture and education as priority sectors. Alfred Sasako who is contesting the East Kwaio seat on Malaita, said the sorry state of affairs of the economy calls for urgent action to stop the downward spiral, which is relegating more…