MP told to prioritise health, education

WHILST the Member of Parliament (MP) for East Kwara’ae must be thanked for purchasing machines to do road maintenance within his constituency, there is also a need for him to prioritise health and education issues in east Malaita. This was according to an east Kwara’ae constituent, Andrew Idu. In an interview with the Solomon Star…

Priest died in Vanuatu

A priest of Anglican Church had died in Vanuatu over the weekend. Moffat Aio, from Ata’a in Baegu Asifola, Malaita province passed away after a short illness. He lived in Vanuatu for about four years after an ordination in Honiara. His body arrived on Sunday for a funeral at Bishop Dale church at Rifle range,…

Guadalcanal celebrates big day

GUADALCANAL province has successfully celebrated its 32nd second appointed day on Monday. The occasion which convened dignitaries from the national government, Guadalcanal provincial government and members of the public is a proud moment for the province as it commemorates the very day Guadalcanal affirmed to stand as a province by itself. Monday’s celebration started with…

Mental health

Dear Editor – I heard over the national broadcaster’s National Radio Health Programme a couple of weeks past that a person’s mentality develops a healthy nation that is free from corruption, social crimes and violence of all kinds. In other words people should now develop human civilisation in reasoning matters out more especially on negative…

The draft federal constitution

Dear Editor – This is to let you in on some aspects of the draft federal constitution that may need greater consultation. The government is fast tracking the passage of this. Once it is passed we had it. Some areas that need revision impinge on our industry – the media and the role of the…

Prendergast clarifies Australia’s police presence

POLICE Commissioner Frank Prendergast says the proposed Police Development Mission is not the same type of mission as the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands (RAMSI). He was responding to media reports of a possible continuation of the Australian policesupport to the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) to which he said needed some clarification.…

East Malaita gets new excavator

EAST Malaita constituency will no longer have difficulties to hire machines to do road maintenance within their area. On Friday, Parliament Member for East Malaita Constituency and acting Prime Minster Manasseh Maelanga handed over a new brand excavator machine worth $1.58million to the constituency in Honiara.  “This machine is purposely for East Malaita constituency,” Mr…