Quan to contest Central Makira seat

A FORMER MP for Central Honiara of Chinese origin has moved to Makira-Ulawa to contest the Central Makira seat. Moon Pin Quan told the Solomon Star he was born in Makira-Ulawa Province and his decision to contest the Central Makira seat was in response to request from the people. Mr Quan, who has been a…

Quan’s advice to candidates

CANDIDATES must not allow themselves to be fooled by opportunists who will use the upcoming national general elections as an opportunity to make money. Former MP and intending candidate Moon Pin Quan, made the warning during an interview in Kira Kira last week where he launched his campaign to contest the Central Makira seat. “Be…

U.S. embassy to recognise women of courage

Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea:  The U.S. Embassy is encouraging people in Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, and Vanuatu to nominate exceptional women for U.S. Secretary of State’s International Woman of Courage Award.  This award honors women who are making history in their countries and communities.  The U.S. Embassy encourages nominations of awesome women who…

SIWIBA to host Meres Market next week

After months of training the Solomon Islands Women in Business Association (SWIBA) will host its Meres Market on the 29th, 30 and 31st of October next week at the National Art Gallery grounds . The highlight of the market will be the official handover of funding from the Department of Australia foreign affairs and external…

Matanga becomes first female Deputy Commissioner

JUANITA Matanga has created history by becoming the first female Police Officer to be promoted as Deputy Commissioner, the second in charge of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF). Commissioner Frank Prendergast revealed this at a press conference on Thursday. Mr Prendergast said that the promotion of Ms Matanga was indeed an excellent decision…

USP health week ends with a walk

Students, staff and family members of the University of South Pacific (USP) Solomon Islands campus successfully ended their two weeks of health program with a morning walk. As part of concluding the event more than 400 people took part in a six kilometre walk yesterday from the USP head office at Lawson all the way…