Church to conduct health forum

SOUTH Seas Evangelical Church (SSEC) will be hosting a five-day community health development forum next week at Kobito, east Honiara. The forum will be opened by the church’s community health development team. Twenty participants from the church’s Honiara and Western regions are expected to attend. SSEC national coordinator of community health development Joash Indu said…

Vandals damage new city water bore-hole

THE Japanese Government funded multi-million dollar water project for Honiara is yet to be handed over to Solomon Water, but vandals were already at work. Last week, some people caused significant damages to one of the bore-holes at Borderline, east Honiara. The Borderline bore-hole was one of 16 built under the project to meet Honiara’s…

Police on prostitution

POLICE on Tuesday confirmed receiving numerous reports of prostitution in Honiara. But they say unless witnesses are available and sufficient evidences provided, it would be difficult to prosecute. The Police Media Unit made the clarification following numerous reports of local girls being involved in prostitution (having sex in exchange for money) here in Honiara. Reports…

Peseika hits out at Tango claims

RENBEL premier Johnstone Timothy Peseika has called on ousted premier Lence Tango to stop trying to use national institutions and national leaders in a “foolish attempt” to hang on to power. In a statement, Mr Peseika said he was disturbed by claims Mr Tango made in public meetings he is holding in Renbel that the…

Tango refutes reports

OUSTED Renbel premier Lence Tango has rejected reports claiming his current trip to the province is being backed by national leaders. He said he never mentioned in his meetings with the people of Renbel that his current trip to the province is being backed by the prime minister, his deputy, provincial government minister, and the…

Malaita recorded 40 cases of measles

KILU’UFI Hospital in Malaita has recorded a total of 40 suspected cases of measles since the outbreak was reported on August 11. Hospital director Dr Huddie Namo said out of the total 18 patients have been put in the isolated ward for close supervision. “Few have been well and discharged after a couple of days…

Telekom launches 11th tower in Malaita

BETHEL community in East Fataleka, Malaita Province, is the latest community to “feel the breeze” after Our Telekom launched its 11th mobile phone tower, Monday. Our Telekom’s security officer at Bethel George Geo said that the day was fun-filled as people enjoyed themselves. There were sports activities organised by Our Telekom for the communities to…

Training explains gender

PARTICIPANTS of training on Transformative Leadership, Media, Gender and Elections have learned the definition of gender. The training which started on Monday was aimed at realising enhancing women participation at all fronts in a society. The training highlighted that gender is a social or cultural construct which results in the behavioural characteristics assigned to men…

Business reporters reminded of their role

Regional business/economic reporters have been reminded of their important role in accurately reporting on business and investment stories in their countries. Mathieu Robbins, who has worked for two of the world’s top financial news services, Reuters and Bloomberg, stressed the importance of business journalists on Monday at day one of the training. He said regional…