Where are the council’s law enforcers?

BETEL nut vendors are again invading almost every corner of the city with their vending activities. Some of them are now doing it openly, right in front of shops and bus stops in central Honiara. The sale of betel nut is not illegal. But selling it along the main streets is. The Honiara City Council…

Mandela leaves one lesson for us

WHAT lesson can we draw from Nelson Mandela’s leadership? That’s the question many Solomon Islanders were asking yesterday when they learned of the passing of Mr Mandela, the former South African president. Mr Mandela, a man who needs no introduction, died quietly in the presence of family members in his Johannesburg home in South Africa.…

Documentaries on ending violence to be screened

UN Women will be screening two documentaries focusing on ending violence against women and girls in the Pacific, Monday. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion on gender based violence in the Solomon Islands. Panellists will include youths from UN Women’s partner organisations and students. All are welcome to attend the screening which…

A balanced response on health services

In yesterday’s editorial piece (‘Is Number 9 Melanesia’s Worst Hospital?’, Solstar 2/12), the author made some very good and challenging points about NRH and provincial health services, highlighting areas of concern of which the Government is no doubt aware and seeking to address. Arguments of this nature rightly challenge responsible authorities to improve performance and…

Impacts of climate change on women

Women on Marau in East Guadalcanal have been facing numerous problems related to climate change. The issue is becoming a global problem and it is the low lying islands such as Alite in Marau that is seeing and experiencing the evidence. Although there is little evidence on coastal erosion, food for consumption has become a…