Hostility against Lilo boys

Caretaker Prime Minister Gordon Darcy Lilo has denied claims workers at his private Doma residence in west Guadalcanal have threatened nearby villagers. Instead, he said it was certain boys within the community who have been hostile to his workers. Lilo is building a family home on the Doma land he recently acquired from Guadalcanal Province.…

Chinatown gets 24-hour security

An army of security guards converged onto Chinatown last Saturday as the nation heads to the polls on November 19. They are private security guards the Solomon Islands Chinese Association (SICA) engaged to provide 24 hour security within the shopping district during the election period. SICA chairman Matthew Quan confirmed to the Sunday Star they’ve…

Mataki: Relocation a huge challenge

Relocating those on the low lying atolls affected by climate change is a huge challenging. That’s according to Permanent Secretary Ministry of Environment and Conservation, Climate Change and Meteorology, Dr Melchior Mataki. “When we talk about relocating, you are relocating structures, cultures and even political attachments,” he said. “All these issues need to be looked…

24 women to contest polls

Twenty-four women are confirmed to contest the November 19 elections. This was confirmed in the final candidates list the Electoral Commission released, Friday. All provinces, except Renbel, will see at least one woman contesting. Malaita will see five women contesting amongst the 144 candidates. Another five will contest for the three Honiara seats. Central Honiara…

New water supply for Malaita villagers

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Hundreds join in BSP clean-up

Hundreds of people joined Bank South Pacific’s 2014 GO GREEN Annual Clean-up day last Saturday, to clean up various schools and parts of the streets. The clean-up started after BSP’s Country Manager David Anderson launched the event at St Nicholas Secondary School in Honiara. St Nicholas is one of the participating schools. Staff from the…