Precise truth

Dear Editor – The skirmish of truth telling is now besought. Only folks with the guts and gumption can upsurge above all else and testify all the untold facades that brewed the ethnic crises. Stand a man of scrupulousness and not spinelessness. It would now appear that someone has something pivotal to say for the…

Criticism on High Court delays

Dear Editor – We refer to the Solomon Star News headline on Monday 11th July 2016, Issue No. 6328, of criticisms of delays in the High Court in relation to logging matters costing the Government “millions” in log export taxes. While not seeking to downplay the very serious effects of delay in hearing matters coming…

Emergency obstetric care

Dear Editor – Early on in my police career, spent in several African countries, Northern Rhodesia (now Zambia), Swaziland, briefly Lesotho and latterly in Sierra Leone, it was often a sad occurrence to witness maternal mortality due to a shortage of doctors in rural areas and a lack of health facilities. In addition to limited…

Sikua hits back at DPM

The Leader of the Independent Group in Parliament, Hon Dr. Derek Sikua has described comments made by Deputy Prime Minister (DPM) Manasseh Maelanga over the weekend as immature and narrow minded. In a statement last night in response to the front page article in the Solomon Star Newspaper No. 6334 on Saturday 16 July, 2016…

Church to be engaged in health promotion

MALAITA provincial health promotion department in Auki says it is looking to partner with churches to disseminate live saving health messages. The Malaita health promotion officer Selwyn Warito confirmed this to this paper yesterday. Mr. Warito said churches are one of the most attended places which always attracted huge numbers of people. Because of that…

Program for emerging youth leaders of Melanesia

Suva (Fiji Times) –  TWENTY youth leaders from Pacific countries, including Fiji, will be part of the Pacific Community’s Emerging Youth Leaders of Melanesia program. A joint media alert from the Pacific Community and the Melanesian Spearhead Group Secretariat said the program is designed to develop strong youth leaders and equip them to lead development…

Training to address low rate of immunization

A three days Strategic Health Communication workshop to address immunization in Malaita province was held in Auki last week. A statement from the Ministry of Health and Medical Service (MHMS)explained the training was organised to look at ways to address the low rate of immunization in parts of Malaita. The workshop was a follow on…

Local WP activists: We will not back down

LOCAL West Papua activists in the country said they will not back down in their move to see West Papua included in the Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG). The group made the stand after the Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) deferred the United Liberation Movement for West Papua’s (ULMWP) application for full membership in their recent meeting…

Science show successfully staged

AN immense science show was successfully staged last Thursday at the Chung Wah School, attracting a large audience of both teachers and the students of the school – mostly year four to year six students. The show was conducted by a Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA) volunteer and Science Teacher Yusuke Nishiyama and John Kea…