Why youths leave home early

MANY young Solomon islanders who left home early and were on the streets have experienced some forms of violence at home.  This was revealed in a workshop on violence against women held for media participants in Honiara last year. Sister Doreen Awaiasi, who manned the only women’s safe haven Christian Care Centre in the country,…

Veke plans to empower women

FORMER Guadalcanal premier Anthony Veke says one of his approaches to developing his ward is to empower women participate in development. He pointed this out in an interview with the Solomon Star. “My plan is to empower women in my ward to engage in economic activities so that they could be able to improve their…

How a church welcomes New Year

MEMBERS of the United Church in Honiara welcomed the arrival of New Year on Wednesday night with testimonies and songs. The testimony night was organised for members to share their experiences of what God did for them in 2014. Hundreds of people from United Church and other denominations participated in the programme. Rev Willie Maezama…

Gov’t extends contracts of PSs

THE Sogavare led government has extended the contracts of the 24 permanent secretaries until March this year, insiders have revealed. Their contracts should have lapsed on 31 December 32014. However, insiders said the Democratic Coalition for Change (DCC) wanted to extend their contracts to allow its preferred choices of PSs to familiarise themselves with new…

Malaita to elect premier this week

MALAITA Province will elect its new premier this week. That was according to the province’s legal adviser Hendry Kala. MR Kala said the newly elected Assembly will commence its first sitting Monday.  “The purpose of the first meeting is for all MPA members to attend and discuss the election of the speaker and the premier,”…

Girl died from stab wounds

A GIRL died at the National Referral Hospital in Honiara on New Year’s Day after her brother in-law allegedly stabbed her with a sharp knife. Police confirmed the girl, from Isabel Province, died from multiple knife wounds to her thighs and shoulder a day after the New Year’s Eve attack in the Tenaru area, east…