2017 Miss Solomons pageant set for Oct

THIS year’s Miss Solomon Islands Pageant will be staged on the 20th and 21st October under the theme ‘Women in Peace and Harmony with Society.’ Pageant Director Joyce Konofilia of Solomon Host said the theme was chosen to coincide with post RAMSI and women’s contributions to sustaining peace in our society.  “Our women are the…

PM’s early PIF exit ridiculed

PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare was forced to cut short his trip to the Samoan capital Apia last week for the 48th Pacific Islands Forum last week “due to domestic political moves to remove him from office”. This was the explanation provided by the Samoan Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Maliegagoe at a press conference last Thursday…

Get tested: YWPG takes the lead

THE Young Women’s Parliamentary Group (YWPG) is again taking the lead in in advocating to end cervical cancer. The group did a group pap’s smear test at the Solomon Islands Planned Parenthood Association (SIPPA) clinic on Tues 12 September 2017.  A statement from the group said, this is part of their ongoing advocacy to end…

Asian investor arrested

CHINESE investor Shiyao Guo was arrested by police yesterday in Honiara after he rejected a court order to vacate an apartment he occupied at Town Ground. Guo is a shareholder within the China United Corporation Limited and a former director. The Asian man is the main investor behind the development of the Town Ground rugby…

GIRL’S PARENTS FACE CHARGES

Police to prosecute parents of girl at centre of first human trafficking case By ASSUMPTA BUCHANAN POLICE will arrest and charge parents of a girl who allegedly forced their under-aged daughter to live with a Malaysian logger. Public prosecutor Andrew Kelesi revealed this in court yesterday when opposing a bail application submitted by Malaysian national…

More sign petition

EFFORTS to get more signatures from the public to support the move to bring back the Anti-Corruption Bill  on the floor of Parliament next month is gaining momentum. This was witnessed on Tuesday by the Solomon Star as pedestrians stopped by to sign in support of the petition, which was facilitated by members of the…

New book for women

SINCE the late 1980s Soroptimist International Solomon Islands has been advocating for women. Twelve years ago the club built nine women’s centres in all nine provinces. The members have been involved with creating the “Hapi Healthi Kalendar” for years, funding repairs to clinics at the National Referral Hospital and writing books to help women. The…

School ordered to pull fence, building down

PARENTS and guardians of Perch Community High School in east Honiara yesterday signed a petition against a seven-day demolition notice issued to them by the Honiara City Council on 7th September and will expire on 14th September 5:30pm tomorrow. A similar notice, which demanded the demolition of part of the school’s fence and library building,…

PETITION PLAN INTENSIFY

CSOs collect signatures to petition PM THE country’s Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) have combined forces in seeking signatures of Solomon Islanders nationwide and abroad for their three-point petition on the withdrawn Anti-Corruption Bill. The petition demands that Prime Manasseh Sogavare re-tables the Bill when Parliament resumes next month as he had declared, that all 50…