Roboolite’e: Chiefs must be empowered

A MALAITA Chief says it is high time the government must recognise the work of chiefs in the communities. And he said Chiefs must be empowered to ensure they carry out their responsibilities effectively. Chief Frank Roboolite’e told the Solomon Star this week. “Chiefs shouldered a great responsibility in our communities yet government did little…

GP police conducts traffic operation

A JOINT traffic operation between the Guadalcanal Police and Honiara traffic police are being conducted at Burns creek in East Honiara to crack down on unlicensed drivers, expired vehicles and illegal transport providers within the G-Province boundary. This was witnessed by the Solomon Star since last week, where police officers inspect vehicles believed to be…

New bore hole for police barracks

Police officers residing at Cops Land express satisfaction after a newly drilled borehole produces water. Speaking to Solomon Star office in Auki in an interview yesterday, the Auki police operational commander Timothy Apaesi who also resides at the police area said they are happy with the completion of the stage one of the project. Mr.…

Appeal for bank to open another branch

A business man in Choiseul Province is calling on Bank South Pacific (BSP) to open up another agent (Branch) in the province. Johnson Sopeke told the Solomon Star following what he claims the current banking service provided by BSP in the province needs further improvement. “At the moment only three BSP agents are operating in…

East Malaita launches credit union scheme

People of East Malaita constituency has collectively endorsed the plan to establish a Constituency Credit Union scheme in the presence of their Member of Parliament Manasseh Maelanga at Faumamanu Market last Saturday. People voted in favour of the proposal when Hon. Maelanga put the question to them and pledged to inject $100,000.00 from the RDCF…

Conference for agriculture extension officers underway

For the first time, two provincial agriculture extension services have come together to discuss a way forward for strengthening extension service delivery and enhance food security and livelihood for their respective provinces for the year 2017 and beyond. A statement from the Ministry of Agriculture said, Honiara Urban City agriculture staff together with the Rennell…

GPCW acknowledges support

GUADALCANAL Provincial Council of Women (GPCW) who played a key role in seeking assistance for the five children of the murdered mother at Marau says they are happy with the support rendered by companies and other groups in the country. President of the Group Alice Anthonia said that after they have made the call for…

Maelanga ends constituency tour

Deputy Prime Minister (DPM) and Member of Parliament (MP) for East Malaita Manasseh Maelanga has ended its weeklong constituency tour. He returned to Honiara on Sunday afternoon after the successful visit to his people. He kicked off his tour on Saturday 13th May and the tour on Saturday 20th May. During his visit, Hon Maelanga…

The Third Beatitude

Welcome to our continuing discussion on the Sermon on the Mount. This week, we discuss the third of the Beatitudes: “Blessed are the meek; for they shall inherit the earth” (Matthew 5:5). I believe that you’ve been blessed and gain new insights on the beatitude from what we have discuss so far. Stay with me…