Matanga: Bech de mer is still a priority

Acting Police Commissioner Juanita Matanga has maintained high conduct on putting the bech de mer issue as a national priority. Denying putting the issue as minor by re-tracking to the recent riot and looting as immediate issue needed to address first. “We have a team of investigators carrying out investigation that has been working together…

Atori Police needs renovation

ATOIRI Police Station and staff housing need swift renovation. Officers of Atori Police Post in East Kwara’ae, Malaita province are calling on their superiors and responsible authorities to conduct quick and swift assessment and renovation of staff housing and the Police post itself. Spokesperson for the Atori police, Michael Ramosaea said that currently both the…

MMF: Ask your MPs why absent

Malaiata Ma’asina Forum (MMF) president has urged all constituents throughout the country to question their members of parliament why they never attended parliament meetings. Charles Dausabea pointed out that the attitude of current MPs in missing parliament meetings has shown to their people they have no interest and concern for them, but only for themselves.…

Empty house

Mass absenteeism in parliament ABSENTEEISM is not only a problem facing teachers. For the second time in the same parliament sitting, the meeting has to be adjourned due to absenteeism. Earlier in the current session, the meeting was forced to discontinue because of poor turnout resulting in lack of quorum. On Thursday when the meeting…

SIWIBA plans more training

SOLOMON Islands Women in Business Association (SIWIBA) is planning more training for its members this year. SIWIBA president Dalcy Tekulu said the organisation had signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the government last year to assist with their training programmes. “We are still waiting for funding to be available and start off our trainings,”…

7th Mere’s market

THE seventh mere market opened at the national art gallery last Wednesday providing an avenue for women to participate in economic activities. Solomon Islands Women in Business Association (SIWIBA) organised the three-day market. Registered women participants have come out and displayed varieties of products, handicrafts, clothes and food at the market. SIWIBA president Dalcy Tekulu…

West Guadalcanal connected with Breeze Network.

Maravovo community and one of the nation’s senior national secondary school Selwyn College in West Guadalcanal has joined other rural communities throughout the country to benefit from the breeze network rural expansion. Being in the Island of Guadalcanal does not mean the residents have access to all national developments including access to communications. Following the…

Mt Horeb Church visitors’ day

Visitors’ day is an occasion when thousands of Seventh Day Adventists (SDA) churches invites their weak members or backsliders and non-Adventist members within their communities to be encouraged and enriched and to share God’s word to enrich or strengthen church members within communities they are located. Mt Horeb SDA Church visitors’ day fell on the…

Kwaio chief appeals to his people

Amidst the lawlessness and criminal activities experienced in town in the past few days, a Honiara based Kwaio chief is calling on all Kwaio people living in Burns Creek area and elsewhere in town to refrain or not to join those who caused a lot of criminal activities within and around Honiara. Chief Stephen Firibae…

PWDSI disability rights awareness in Temotu province

People With Disabilities Solomon Islands (PWDSI), its affiliate NEDEPELEVATUD Self- help group in collaboration with various divisions in the Health Divisions in Temotu will be raising awareness in the Reef Islands from 19th  – 30th May. PWDSI Project Officer, Mr Davis Ladofoa and Ms Juna Leikona will be raising awareness on the rights of persons…