Donated money

Dear Editor – Please allow me a space in your paper to voice my concern about the millions of dollars donated from the outside. The issue of Panatina campus which is used as evacuation centre becomes a public debate now. Too many complains are raised in the media about it. But nothing is done to…

Logger granted logging licenses

Temotu provincial government has now finally issues a business and export licences to Jaya Berjaya logging company.  The controversial Vanikoro Island logging issue has been on debate since September last year when the company defied the provincial governments orders and illegally landed in Vanikoro Island. The issuing of the two licenses comes following the national…

Kilufi water problem resolved

EFFICIENT water supply has successfully been restored at Kilufi hospital after weeks of water shortages. This was after both the hospital and its residence operating and running on water shortage the past three weeks, leading to questions raised over the management’s lack of proactively addressing the issue. However Director of Malaita provincial health services, Dr…

Chiefs: North West Guadalcanal needs police post

North West Guadalcanal communities wants a new police post to be built close to the Visale area. The communities made the appeal to the both the provincial and national government. The call was made following a meeting by chiefs in the area with Church leaders over the weekend. This is to address the ever growing…

Veke back in power

Anthony Veke had been declared premier of Guadalcanal province again on Tuesday at the Pacific Casino Hotel. Mr Veke won by a close margin of 11 members whilst the ousted premier Stephen Panga has10. Guadalcanal provincial Speaker Able Arambola officiated in the election according to the provincial standing orders. The declaration was a continuation from…

POLICE: STOP THIS NONESENSE

POLICE on Monday sent send a clear message to anyone who involves and or instigate illegal activities that they will face the full force of the laws. Honiara City Police Commander Gabriel Manelusi told the Solomon Star police will not tolerate anyone taking laws in their own hands. Mr Manelusi was referring to those involving…

Affected families get help from MP

ABOUT 584 bags of rice were delivered to families of Sagalu ward in northwest Guadalcanal on Sunday at Visale station. The Member of Parliament for northwest Guadalcanal constituency Hon. Bodo Dettke and his team made the delivery of bags of rice and mix goods. Northwest Guadalcanal Solomon Star stringer John Toki said the families who…

Implementing international standards to achieve gender equality

UN Women and the European Union (EU) have joined forces with civil-society and the government in Solomon Islands to drive sustainable and innovative action to achieve increased women’s political participation and strengthen inclusive access to justice.  This includes a practice session leading up to Solomon Islands’ planned constructive dialogue with the United Nations Committee on…