Rotary donates new baby packs

A newborn baby is a celebration for everyone in a family, and Rotary are joining in these cheers by a donation of newborn packs at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Tetare, Guadalcanal.  These packs, designed to make life a little cosier for the bubs, included a tote bag filled with things a newborn may need,…

Reporters take a lesson in tweeting their news

Fiji journalist Serafina Silaitoga can barely wait to get home to start blogging and tweeting. She has had a crash course in social media as part of a five-week program that has visited the Border Friday. The Fiji Times bureau chief is one of 11 south-west Pacific journalists on a five-week professional development program tour…

Youths lead the way

Ten youths are now taking the lead in the fight against all forms of domestic violence in the country. Three males and seven female of ages between 14-19 after training on Gender Based Violence Sensitization (GBVS), are now qualified to do awareness and advice their peers on violence issues Gladys Tango, 26, expressed her happiness…

Friday night’s rioting is well planned

The rioting that occurred on Friday night seemed well planned and speaks volume of the lawlessness that still exists in the country and especially in certain communities like Burns Creek. Late Friday afternoon, it was reported that certain individuals went and stole some money from one of the shops at the King George area. In…

Why I slapped students

King George VI School principal clarifies action PRINCIPAL of state-owned King George Sixth School Samuel Fangata has admitted he slapped students who were disrespectful and deliberately broke school rules. But he denied swearing at them. Mr Fangata was at the centre of social media discussions in the past days after it was revealed he slapped…

Police crime update

Police arrest rape suspect at Sun Valley GUADALCANAL police arrested a 19-year old man from Malaita in relation to an alleged rape of a 3-year old girl, at the Sun Valley area, over the weekend. Following police investigation, police raided the male suspect’s home at Sun Valley on early Saturday and apprehended him. Police alleged…

Road contracts awarded

THE Government, through the Ministry of Infrastructure Development (MID), this week announced three contract packages for repair works in west Guadalcanal on important infrastructure that was damaged during last month’s floods. The infrastructure damages have been classified into three categories which include the Tanavasa Bridge to the Mbonege culvert, the second sector is the CBSI…

Market vendors graduate with certificates

MORE than 60 vendors have been issued with certificates after taking part in the ‘Getting Started’ workshop, on Friday. The ceremony was witnessed by special guests including Australia High Commissioner Andrew Byrne, Regional Director for Asia Pacific Regional office, UN Women Roberta Clarke, and other invited guests. Most of the participants that received their certificates…

Tasimboko: Where’s our share?

PEOPLE of Tasimboko in northeast Guadalcanal claimed they were left out from the National Disaster Management Office’s (NDMO) relief supplies distribution. Village spokesman Jimmy Saea said they were also affected by the April 3 floods that hit Honiara and Guadalcanal. Mr Saea claimed while representatives from NDMO visited their community, they bring with them nothing.…