8 independent candidates win in Malaita

A TOTAL of eight independent candidates in Malaita Province have won their parliamentary seat in the last week’s election. Reports reaching this paper confirmed that most of these independent members are former candidates. They are; Jackson Fiulaua – Central Kwara’ae, Manasseh Maelanga – East Kwara’ae, new comer Augustine Auga – Lau Mbaelelea, David Tom Wanesiofa…

US health team applauded

PROVINCIAL Health Director for Western Province has thanked members of a visiting United States (US) medical team who are currently conducting free medical check-ups and awareness around Marovo communities. Dr Gregory Jilini said such initiative is welcoming for the province, because it had offered opportunity for the rural people to access a much more better…

16 Days of Activism starts

SOLOMON Islands has joined the rest of the world to celebrate the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence campaign starting on Tuesday. The campaign is a global campaign dedicated to ending gender-based violence. It runs each year from November 25: International Day for Elimination of Violence Against Women, to December 10: Human Rights Day.…

USP awards AAPS students

Sixty-one Australian Government-sponsored students from The University of the South Pacific (USP) attended an end-of-semester dinner on 21 November, 2014 at Cafe Thirty in Suva. The students were from Vanuatu (18), Kiribati (13), Tonga (12), Tuvalu (5), Samoa (5), Solomon Islands (2), Federated States of Micronesia (4), Republic of Marshall Islands (1) and Palau (1).…

Epalle stages thanks-giving mass

 Bishop Epalle Catholic School on Tuesday gathered at Holy Cross Cathedral for their annual thanks giving mass. The mass was conducted by His Grace Arch Bishop Adrian Smith. It was attended by Principal of Epalle Catholic School Ambrose Dolofera, headmistress Anna Tawake (smsm), Australian volunteers, students, friends and relatives.  During the ceremony His Grace Arch…

Vanuatu parliament suspends 16 MPs

RNZI: Vanuatu’s parliament has passed a motion to suspend 16 opposition MPs over alleged bribery, RNZI reports. The Prime Minister Joe Natuman moved the motion, alleging the MPs contravened the Leadership Code in accepting monetary offers from the opposition leader Moana Carcasses. This follows reports that Mr Carcasses deposited as much as 10,000 US dollars…