Voters keep kits, demand refund

REPORTS have surfaced of a group of Lau Baelelea voters holding onto seven registration kits and generators, following non payments of registration officer’s usage of their (voters) resources and services during the 40-day registration period which lapsed early this month. According to reports received, those holding onto the kits and generators demanded that the Electoral…

Prayer group donates water tanks to Fa’arau community

INTERNATIONAL Prayer group IHPKC (International House of Prayer Kansas City) this week donated water tanks to Fa’arau community, Central Kwara’ae. A total of four Rotomould-made tanks along with PVC pipes were given to the community with the intension of supplying them with clean and fresh drinking water. Speaking to Solomon Star, IHPKC Pastor Rick Rupp…

Bishops elect new leaders

PORT Moresby – Catholic bishops in Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands elected new office bearers at a meeting last week. Bishop Arnold Orowae of Wabag, was elected president of the Catholic Bishop Conference of PNG and Solomons. His deputy is Archbishop Steve Reichert of Madang. They elected officials of different commissions of the conference.…

Youths learn how to respond to stress

YOUTHS and elders of Wind Valley, Kakabona, and White River, in west Honiara, are told to think wisely when they are in stressful situation. Deputy director of peace and reconciliation within the Ministry of Peace & Reconciliation, Chris Tabea, highlighted this during a week-long training of Mind shifting and Transformation at the Catholic Church, Kakabona,…

MASI thanks Press Freedom Day supporters

THE Media Association of Solomon Islands (MASI) has thanked its sponsors, supporters and stakeholders for helping to make Honiara’s celebration of World Press Freedom Day a big success. Solomon Islands celebrated the World Press Freedom Day on Saturday, May 10 with a ‘Clean-a-thon’ through the Honiara city, a public information stall and end it with…

Museum celebration starts tomorrow

SOLOMON Island Museum (SIM) will celebrate its International day tomorrow at National Art Gallery ground. Preparations and setting of olden day’s photos and black birding will be highlight at the venue. Speaking to Solomon Star on Tuesday museum staff Patricia George said this year’s international day is well organised and will be an outstanding one.…

Gender workshop held for Choiseul community

SIX women and six men representing seven non-governmental organisations, church and government departments in Choiseul Province met for three days from May 12th – 14th to discuss gender discrimination as a result of inequalities in their communities. “I attend this workshop as a representative of my church and I want to share the information I…

Sigana people pleased with voter registration

THE people of Sigana ward in the Gao/Bugotu Constituency of Isabel Province have recently expressed satisfaction at the peaceful ending of the Biometric Voter Registration (BVR). The eligible people to vote in the Sigana ward have shown the desire to exercise their rights as citizens of this country and turned up at the Registration Centres…

Talemaot writers donate books to schools

WRITERS of the stories in Talemaot – Solomon stories of peace and Conflict – yesterday donated 100 copies of the book to the Curriculum Development Division. The donation by the writers was for secondary students, and the writers were pleased to hear in future their stories can be used in the Solomon Islands curriculum. Members…