Fish vendors overcharge

A GOOD number of fish vendors at the Honiara Central Market have reportedly overcharged their customers by adjusting the scales they used to weigh fresh fish. A fish vendor who normally sells fresh fish but wants to remain anonymous claimed more than ten fish vendors have been doing this for sometimes now and are cheating…

Brothers contest

Two blood brothers are set to contest the Kwaio region, Malaita Province in the upcoming National General Election which is eight days away. Outgoing Parliament member Stanley Festus Sofu is contesting the East Kwaio and Titus Fika for the West Kwaio constituency. During a joint exclusive interview in Auki yesterday, the brothers revealed that they…

Fighting against disrespect

One way of changing the disrespectful attitude towards women is educating the youngsters of this country, says a High Court Judge. Justice Stephen Pallaras said this when asked if longer sentences imposed on crimes committed against women helped reduce the rate of crime against them and that if there are other ways to address the…

World Vision welcomes new boss

World Vision Solomon Islands (WVSI) has a new Country Director. He is Janes Imanuel Ginting who arrived with his family last month (October). Mr. Ginting has a ‘Master of Science degree in Social Policy and Planning in Developing Countries’ from the London School of Economics (UK) which was funded by the Chevening Scholarship. He brings…

Voters advised about alcohol ban

ALCOHOL will be banned during the election day next week. Nixon Manetoga, an inspector at Tetere Police station, North Guadalcanal highlighted this over the weekend at the official launching of Martin Sopage’s four years constituency plan at his home village of Parasisi. Guadalcanal Palm Plantation Oil Limited (GPPOL) workers, Tetere Police officers, chiefs and surrounding…