Ruavatu school closure

Ruavatu Provincial Secondary School (RPSS) in North East Guadalcanal will close its academic year as of this weekend. Ministry of Education and the Guadalcanal Provincial Education Authority agreed to close down school for an indefinite period of time in a meeting held in Honiara on Monday. The decision to close the school for the year…

9 to contest Savo/Russells

NINE candidates have been confirmed to contest the Savo/Russells constituency. That includes the former member Dickson Mua, former speaker of parliament Sir Allan Kemakeza, Aenasi Diosi, Walter Turasi, Leslie Asad, Oliver Salopuka, John Quan, Godfrey Narasia and Constantine Sekudo. Reports have it that some of the candidates have already done their campaigns over the past…

Women confront Bodo

More than 700 women in North West Guadalcanal met with their outgoing MP Bodo Dettke over the weekend. During the meeting the 730 women expressed their concerns and grievances to their former MP. West Guadalcanal Solomon Star stringer, John Toki, who witnessed the gathering, said some of the women told Dettke that there was no…

Sopage: I won’t campaign

Outgoing Member of Parliament (MP) for North Guadalcanal Constituency says he won’t campaign in this year’s national general election. Martin Sopage who is running as an independent candidate confirmed this to the Solomon Star yesterday. “I would like to tell my good people in North Guadalcanal constituency and the nation that I will not campaign…

Chief condemns attack on school

A NORTH East Guadalcanal Chief has condemned the recent attacks on students of Ruavatu Provincial Secondary School over the weekend. Speaking to the Solomon Star on Monday, Chief Benedict Garimane said that the attack on the students, involving the alleged rape of a female student was inhumane, inappropriate and unnecessary. Reports in this paper stated…

Women’s group condemns act

The Women’s Rights Action Movement (WRAM) has condemned the barbaric act of the raping of a female student at Ruavatu Secondary School in North East Guadalcanal as reported in the media on Monday. In a statement on Monday WRAM said; “This incident which occurred over the weekend has brought to our attention the fact that…