YWCA regional training ends here

MEMBERS of the Pacific Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA) ended their regional leadership and skills building training workshop in Honiara last Friday.  Solomon Islands hosted the week-long training, which attracted delegates from Papua New Guinea and Samoa. The training waspart of the World YWCA movement’s initiative to reflect on the work it has been conducting…

Media personnel end parliament workshop

EIGHTEEN media personnel from various local media organisations, non-government organisations, and government ministries completed a three-day workshop on Parliamentary Information organised by the Media Department of the National Parliament. During the three days’ workshop, participants were able to learn about the Constitution of Solomon Islands, Parliament Standing Orders, various functions, procedures and divisions of the…

Stop engaging kids in campaigns

YOUNG children below the age of 18 should not be engaged in any political campaigning because it’s a form of child abuse. The warning came as the country is being hit by election fever resulting in political campaigning intensifying in parts of Honiara and the provinces. Speaking to the Solomon Star yesterday Acting Director of…

Police election preparation on track

POLICE preparations for the upcoming national general elections is said to be well underway. Police Commissioner, Frank Prendergast said Police have been carrying out high visibility operations in the past week in Honiara, Guadalcanal and other provinces in the country in lead up to the election. “We are very much engaged in our community awareness…

No arrest yet over Tasiu’s death

POLICE say they are yet to arrest any suspect to the killing of the novice brother at Vura, North-West Guadalcanal, last week. Commissioner Frank Prendergast said police are treating the death as “very suspicious” and investigations are on-going. “We are pursuing a number of leads of enquiry and since that issue is still under active…

PAP Govt will deal with TRC report

The People’s Alliance Party (PAP) says it will make it a must to deal with the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) Report if it forms the Government after the November 19 National Parliamentary Elections. The Party agrees that an alliance government will deal with the TRC Report within its first l00 days in office. The…