Villagers live in fear of volcano

The submarine volcano known as Kavachi, located near Vangunu in the World Heritage listed Marovo lagoon, Western province has reportedly caused fear to people in the Marovo Lagoon. Gregan Siliva from Telina village in Central Marovo told Solomon Star yesterday said, people in Marovo are living in fear as debris t of the submarine volcanoe…

Communities laud Our Telekom

Community leaders and chiefs of Gouna Hill and the surrounding areas in West Kwaio, Malaita province have acknowledged Our Telekom for the launching of a new tower in the area. About 13 towers are expected to be launched around the province in the coming days and weeks. Speaking on behalf of the various leaders in…

Teachers and Students receives red t-shirts

Both teachers and students of Maoa community high school in west Kwaio, malaita province on Monday this week received more than 200 red t-shirts from our Telekom Company limited. The red Telekom design t-shirts were given to teachers and students through answering questions asked during the program. During the program, various people came out to…

Gouna Hill get connected

Gouna Hill in West Kwaio was the latest community to be connected to the breeze mobile network following the launching of its 40 meter tower on Monday. Its one of the 13 new towers to be launched by Our Telekom around Malaita province in the coming days. The launching which took place at Mao’a community…

MOTHER CAUGHT WITH HARD CASH

A MOTHER and wife of one of the suspects involved in the weekend heist of the ANZ automatic teller machine (ATM) is now in police custody after being found in possession of $50, 700 hard cash. The arrest came after three of the male suspects were apprehended by police in the past few days. Two…

Stand-off delays classes

A stand-off between the Solomon Islands National University’s (SINU) executive with the lecturers association of SINU (LASINU) has delayed the resumption of the semester 2 classes. Reports reaching the paper said most of the classes are yet to resume despite entering week two of semester two lectures according to the school’s academic calendar. Except for…

Health workshop for rural leaders

More than 20 chairmen and secretaries of local clinics in North West Guadalcanal have successfully completed a two days training over the weekend. The training was facilitated by a team from Guadalcanal provincial health division with the support from the community leaders who allowed the venue for the workshop. The workshop was held in Visale…

Concerns over SI police re-arming

A Solomon Islands academic has sounded a note of caution about moves to re-arm the local police force. The government recently authorised the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands (RAMSI) to commence the limited reintroduction of firearms into the Royal Solomon Islands Police.  Dr Tarcisius Tara Kabutaulaka, from the University of Hawai’i’s Center for Pacific…

‘Check your names’

All eligible voters who have registered under their constituency in the provinces have been reminded to check their names. An official from Solomon Islands electoral commission’s (SIEC) office said its important that voters must check for their names in the provisional list at their respective polling stations before the period for the omission and objection…

Rural dwellers need better health service

About 80% of the country’s population living in the rural areas are in need of better health services. Minister of health and medical service (MHMS) Charles Sigoto revealed this in an interview with Solomon Star. Mr Sigoto said the geographical location of the country has posed a greater challenge for the government to equally support…