Police remove road blocks

Police cleared roadblocks a group was trying to set up around the King George to Burns Creek area yesterday afternoon. This came as police announced the launch of a major security operation to target the current lawlessness experiences in parts of Honiara. “Additional officers have been deployed and are patrolling Honiara and surrounding communities,” acting…

SINU loses 12 computers to burglars

Solomon Islands National University (SINU) lost 12 computers when burglars broke into their computer lab in the early hours of Friday. The incident came as a shock to the university because the computer lab at Panatina campus was the most secured building of all SINU facilities. A spokesman said while they had break-ins previously, this…

Police intelligence fail, says former officer

A former police intelligence officer has questioned the reliability, effectiveness and credibility of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force’s (RSIPF) intelligence network. This came following Friday night’s riot which the former intelligence officer described as “result of police’s intelligence failure”. The officer, who asked not to be named, said he was surprised to note that…

Elders concern about pornographic materials

The spread of domestically produced pornographic materials in Auki town has sparked criticism from community and church elders and the police. Over the past weeks, pornographic materials allegedly produced by various individuals in Auki have been in circulation. But this has not gone down well with elders within communities and churches, who said that such…

Obesity, a national health concern

Adolescent obesity is a national health concern. This statement was made by the Ministry of Health and Medical Services after Solomon Islands was found to be within the top 20 fattest counties in the world. Adolescent or teenage obesity is a great concern, especially with the increasing population of diabetic and overweight patients admitted and…

Dance competitions feature in Auki show

A series of dance competitions organised as part of the Auki road show by Origin Energy Solomon Islands (OESI) and Island Enterprises Limited (IEL) has very much hyped and attracted the Auki public. Over the three day road show, two dance competitions have been staged with the winners all bagging home 2 burner gas stoves,…

Woodford student scores top results in Cambridge awards

A Solomon Islands student from Woodford International School has received a prestigious award from Cambridge International Examinations to acknowledge her outstanding performance in the November 2013 Cambridge International General Certificate of Secondary Education examination series. Cambridge Top in the World awards recognise the success of learners who have achieved the highest standard mark in the…

Huge potential for coconut here

The Trade Expo Solomon Islands Committee last week began a series of visitation to local producers as part of the committee’s preparation for this year’s Trade Expo. Mid this week the chairman of the local organizing Committee, Redley Raramo met with the Kokonut Pacific Solomon Islands Management team at their home at Lungga and having…

Trade expo 2014 moved

The 2014 Trade Expo Solomon Islands Committee Chairman Redley Raramo says his committee has agreed to move the Trade Expo to 6th – 11th July 2014. “The reason was for convenient purposes,” Raramo explained. “The Trade Expo was initially planned to begin on Friday 4th to 9th July, but the committee wanted to involve everyone…

Call to serve – a free choice

Pollyann Lepping shares her reflections on being a volunteer It was fun to be young and single and do crazy stuff, running wild and free. But it is empty when you do not answer your call. I was the wild one in my family and then felt a tug – being pulled to a life…