Uncollected rubbish irks residents

The piles of uncollected rubbish in the streets of Auki have become an eyesore and concern for the general public. These thrashes were left unattended since late last year. A visit made to the rubbish piles have discovered that the wastes are decaying, which is now polluting the streets with its bad odour. It also…

SIEC: Pay nomination fees in cash

Intending Candidates are reminded that the payment of Nomination Fees ($5000) will be made at the constituency level with returning officers. Therefore, it is safe to use or pay in cash and not cheque, the Solomon Islands Electoral Commission has stated. SIEC added that if an intending candidate pay up using a cheque and it…

WP leaders declare vow to ‘war’ against Indo

ABC: Leaders of the Free West Papua movement have met in the PNG capital Port Moresby to stress their commitment to war against Indonesia. The group’s chairman Jeffrey Bomanak delivered a statement at a West Papua Freedom Conference, saying the fight wouldn’t end until Indonesia agrees to meet them peacefully to discuss independence for the…

CLTS roll out in Malaita, positive

Coordinator of the Malaita province Community Lead Total Sanitation (CLTS), Tony Wale says the program has positively rolled out smoothly in the province. He told Sunday Star that a total of 28 communities from ward 7, 8 and 9 in Malaita have positively engaged in the project,since its establishment in2016. Wale explained that at this…

Journos complete refresher training

Journalists from the mainstream media in the country have completed their two days refresher election training in Honiara, Saturday. The training was organised by the Solomon Islands Electoral Commission (SIEC) together with the Media Association of Solomon islands (MASI). It is for local journalist to refresh themselves on their roles in election reporting, as the…

Central Market needs facelift

  Vendors want Central market extended With the over crowdedness currently faced at the Honiara Central Market, market vendors have called on the Honiara City Council (HCC) to consider an expansion to the current facility. A group of vendors spoken to yesterday say they no longer enjoyed selling their produces at the market venue, as…

Nurses issue strike notice

Threaten to stop work starting Feb 27 NURSES across the country will go on strike starting February 27 if the government continues to ignore allowances it promised to pay the nurses. This followed a 28-day strike notice the Solomon Islands Nurses Association (SINA) issued on Wednesday this week, which will lapse on February 26. SINA…

Sigimanu on our IP laws

PERMANENT Secretary of the Ministry of Justice and Legal Affairs, Ethel Sigimanu says that our Intellectual property (IP) laws are still laws of England. She was speaking during the opening of the building a national copyright system for Solomon Islands consultation meeting in Honiara, early this week. Our government has done some groundwork on IP…