Mataki: Managing waste is everybody’s business

MANAGING wastes should be everyone’s business and responsibility and should not be shoved around. Permanent Secretary responsible for environment Dr Melchior Mataki told stakeholders when addressing them on the status of waste management in Solomon Islands at a Workshop Towards Toilet Waste Recycling Pilot Project, last Friday. This project includes introducing of a new designed…

Auki drivers told to be cautious

DRIVERS in Auki, Malaita’s provincial capital, are urged to take responsibility while on the road. The call came in light of increasing number of road accidents in the past months. Resident Peter Maniasi said Auki is a very small town that does not require drivers moving at high speed. “I’m call on all drivers both…

Bara returns from police meet

THE director of the Police Academy, recently promoted Superintendent Ian Bara returned after attending the annual Pacific Police Training Advisory Group (PPTAG) in Brisbane, Australia from 20 to 24 October 2014. The PPTAG participants are from the Pacific Islands Forum member countries. The inception of the PPTAG initiative is a recent move towards capacity development…

Theatre group opens tour of Malaita

THE exciting European Union funded Women’s Theatre Company, Stages of Change, opened their week-long tour of Malaita with an action-packed performance at Auki Market, last Thursday. A large crowd turned up to witness the performance. Project coordinator Lanieta Leo said the group was happy to tour the province. She explained the idea behind establishing the…

Party plans to set up two councils

THE United Democratic Party says it will set up two councils to deal with fresh disputes between provinces if it forms the new government after November 19 elections. Party Vice President and former Prime Minister, Danny Philip says the first is the Provincial Arbitration Council, which will deal with fresh disputes between the nine provinces…

ACOM members urged to vote

The Archbishop of the Anglican Church of Melanesia (ACOM) The Most Reverend David Vunagi, has urged all ACOM members who are eligible to vote to cast their vote come November 19. In his closing remarks during a ceremony to mark the All Saints Day on Sunday in Honiara, the Archbishop called on all ACOM members…

Teachers demand removal of headmaster

STAFF at Mercy Primary School at Burns Creek, east Honiara, are demanding the removal of the headmaster. Their demand was contained in a signed petition handed to the school’s education authority, the South Seas Evangelical Church education board, mid this month. They accused headmaster Simon Rilaua of misusing school funds. He was also accused of…

Malaita women advised to vote wisely

WOMEN throughout Malaita Province should vote for candidates who have a heart and vision for change. That’s according to outspoken Women’s Development Division volunteer, Ruth Mae. As the nation prepares to go to the polls on November 19, Ms Mae urged Malaitan female voters to look at qualities of intending candidates before casting their votes.…

No reports of campaign disturbances reach police

POLICE yet to receive any formal disturbance report related to election campaign both in Honiara and the provinces. Commissioner of Police, Frank Prendergast clarified this amidst unconfirmed reports circulating of several incidents, which have already occurred this week whereby some candidates were chased, stoned, verbally abused by supporters of others. The most recent being on…