Young rape victims must be protected

THERE is a growing perception that rape cases amongst young girls in our communities are on the rise. This perception appears to be true, judging by the number of cases being brought before the court in recent times and a number of reports released by police.  There are no figures to support one way or…

Communities affected by floods

Communities along Kwaiafa River in ward 3 of West kwara’ae in Malaita have been affected by flash floods last week. The rainy weather has impacted the daily lives and work activities of the community residents. Reports reaching the paper said flash flooding has denied the villagers from accessing roads to their gardens and workplaces. The…

BANANA FLOUR 

MP undertakes new initiative   MEMBER of Parliament (MP) for North West Guadalcanal Boddo Dettke has initiated a new development program for his constituency. The initiator of Noni products in the country has gone on further by introducing this new development plan for his constituency to start the production of baking flour made from green…

Our molecular lab is of high standard: PM

PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare has assured the public that the standards and quality controls implemented by our molecular laboratory are of the highest standard.  The Prime Minister said it has been verified by the World Health Organization and our Reference Laboratories in Australia. “I am informed there are some anxieties expressed in social media platforms…

More Kava revolution trainings planned

THE Malaita Provincial Youth Office believes that involving more youths in Kava farming will help them to be self-reliant and improve their standard of living.  Head of Malaita Youth Office, Frank Samo told this paper on Friday that his office will continue to push the Kava revolution training for 27 Wards in Malaita this year. He…

WHO CAN WE TRUST?

POLICE COMMISSIONER Mostyn Mangau dropped a real bombshell this week. More than $300, 000 entrusted to police have disappeared. The information was known to the police hierarchy since September last year. In October, a month later, when the box with a combination lock was finally opened, not a trace of the money was left. The…

Community relocate leatherback turtles’ eggs to hatchery site 

COMMUNITIES on the southern weather coast of Rendova in Western Province have relocated leatherback turtle eggs from their beaches that are vulnerable to the extreme weather events currently affecting the country. These beaches represent the largest leatherback turtle nesting beaches in Western Province. Speaking to this paper Alec Hughes, Program Manager for Wildlife Conservation Society…

Local Tennis star shines in US

HENDERSON State’s Georjemah Row was awarded the Great American Conference Player of the Week after her three-set win sealed the victory over Southern Arkansas at the No. 2 spot. The official site of Henderson State Athletics has reported that the junior from Honiara, Solomon Islands becomes the first Reddie to win the award since Annie…

Auki shops complying with laws

THE Malaita Provincial Food and Hygiene Division is pleased that few shop operators in Auki have started to cooperate with the regulations imposed on them. Provincial Food & Hygiene officer Mercy Nunua has acknowledged the operators who are now collaborating with the laws. Ms. Nunua said, “such feedback has reflected a good start of working…

DBSI Chief visit Kava farmers

INTERIM Chief Executive officer (CEO) of Development Bank of Solomon Islands (DBSI) Tukana Bovoro has visited few Kava farmers in Malaita this last week. Mr. Bovoro arrived in Malaita on Wednesday and was welcomed by the president of Malaita Province Youth Council (MPYC) Philip Subu and a member of the Malaita Kava Revolution Movement Lesley…