Women urged to do checking regularly

WITH the growing threat of cervical cancer to women in the country, a concerned young mother Marisa Pepa is urging women to go for regular cervical cancer tests. Statistics on cervical cancer released by the National Referral Hospital show that the disease is growing at an alarming rate.  “I want to make a call here…

NOCSI VP to Vila

The vice president of the National Olympic Committee of Solomon Islands (NOSCI) Nihal Senevirantne will leave for Vanuatu this afternoon to attend the chef de mission meeting for the 2017 Mini Games.  The meeting is set for Port Villa, Vanuatu on the 17th and 18th of August 2017. Seneviratne said the chef de mission meeting…

Bred Bank slowly progressing

Bred Bank will slowly expand its services throughout the country as things continue to progress, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Owen Thomson assured. Speaking to the Solomon Star in an exclusive interview, CEO said they will see how things progress as they have just open up their banking business last Friday. He says that option to…

Youths realise potential after training

A number of young people who live in informal settlements around Honiara city learned ways to become active peace builders during a peace-building workshop last week. The training was part of a collaborative effort between the United Nations Peace Building Fund (UN PBF) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), United Nations (UN) Woman and…

Dala North launched community bylaw

Chiefs of Dala North community have achieved a milestone after the community successfully launched its community bylaw over the weekend. The chiefs have achieved a milestone in their effort to maintain law and order in their community after the community successfully launched it community by laws over the weekend. Chief Mathias Basase of Dala community…

Students’ unruly behaviour probed

THE Solomon Islands Students Association (SISA) is now investigating the shocking reports of drunken disturbances by some Solomon Islanders studying in Suva, Fiji. SISA president Elijah Raomae told the Solomon Star that investigations into the case started as of Monday. “I want to inform you that we are investigating the allegations of drunken disturbance leveled…

In Court, With Assumpta Buchanan

Abia faces trial for murder charge The High Court  trial of a man accused of murdering another man at White River school field last year starts today in the High Court of Solomon Islands. Suspect Joel Abia faces one count of murder in relation to the allegation on 13 April, 2016 and the High Court…