Why I slapped students

King George VI School principal clarifies action PRINCIPAL of state-owned King George Sixth School Samuel Fangata has admitted he slapped students who were disrespectful and deliberately broke school rules. But he denied swearing at them. Mr Fangata was at the centre of social media discussions in the past days after it was revealed he slapped…

Police crime update

Police arrest rape suspect at Sun Valley GUADALCANAL police arrested a 19-year old man from Malaita in relation to an alleged rape of a 3-year old girl, at the Sun Valley area, over the weekend. Following police investigation, police raided the male suspect’s home at Sun Valley on early Saturday and apprehended him. Police alleged…

Road contracts awarded

THE Government, through the Ministry of Infrastructure Development (MID), this week announced three contract packages for repair works in west Guadalcanal on important infrastructure that was damaged during last month’s floods. The infrastructure damages have been classified into three categories which include the Tanavasa Bridge to the Mbonege culvert, the second sector is the CBSI…

Market vendors graduate with certificates

MORE than 60 vendors have been issued with certificates after taking part in the ‘Getting Started’ workshop, on Friday. The ceremony was witnessed by special guests including Australia High Commissioner Andrew Byrne, Regional Director for Asia Pacific Regional office, UN Women Roberta Clarke, and other invited guests. Most of the participants that received their certificates…

Church to consult with partner agencies

THE Anglican Church of Melanesia (ACoM) is planning to hold a round-table conference with its national and international agency partners in Honiara in early June. The conference will focus on working together on projects in the context of ACoM’s Strategic Plan for the next several years. A statement from the church said the plan includes…

UN Women launches Markets for Change

VENDORS at two key marketplaces in Solomon Islands are set to benefit from a new UN Women project that will inject more than SBD$20 million into making markets safe working environments that promote women’s empowerment through improved market governance, physical infrastructure, and onsite services. Between 75 and 90 per cent of vendors working at Pacific…

Noro Safe House for victims of violence

A SAFE House has been established at Noro, Western Province, to look after women victims of domestic and sexual violence. Noro Safe House is an initiative by Sergeant Elizabeth Takeiango from Noro Police and another female Sergeant from the Gizo Police office to provide shelter and care for the women and children victims of Western…

Tasimboko: Where’s our share?

PEOPLE of Tasimboko in northeast Guadalcanal claimed they were left out from the National Disaster Management Office’s (NDMO) relief supplies distribution. Village spokesman Jimmy Saea said they were also affected by the April 3 floods that hit Honiara and Guadalcanal. Mr Saea claimed while representatives from NDMO visited their community, they bring with them nothing.…