Police intelligence fail, says former officer

A former police intelligence officer has questioned the reliability, effectiveness and credibility of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force’s (RSIPF) intelligence network. This came following Friday night’s riot which the former intelligence officer described as “result of police’s intelligence failure”. The officer, who asked not to be named, said he was surprised to note that…

Elders concern about pornographic materials

The spread of domestically produced pornographic materials in Auki town has sparked criticism from community and church elders and the police. Over the past weeks, pornographic materials allegedly produced by various individuals in Auki have been in circulation. But this has not gone down well with elders within communities and churches, who said that such…

Obesity, a national health concern

Adolescent obesity is a national health concern. This statement was made by the Ministry of Health and Medical Services after Solomon Islands was found to be within the top 20 fattest counties in the world. Adolescent or teenage obesity is a great concern, especially with the increasing population of diabetic and overweight patients admitted and…

Dance competitions feature in Auki show

A series of dance competitions organised as part of the Auki road show by Origin Energy Solomon Islands (OESI) and Island Enterprises Limited (IEL) has very much hyped and attracted the Auki public. Over the three day road show, two dance competitions have been staged with the winners all bagging home 2 burner gas stoves,…

Woodford student scores top results in Cambridge awards

A Solomon Islands student from Woodford International School has received a prestigious award from Cambridge International Examinations to acknowledge her outstanding performance in the November 2013 Cambridge International General Certificate of Secondary Education examination series. Cambridge Top in the World awards recognise the success of learners who have achieved the highest standard mark in the…

Health talk for Faiako students

Students of Faiako Primary School in West Kwara’ae were fortunate to have received a visit and health talk from the YOPP Project Team from Save the Children. Project Facilitator Jerry Malefo told the Sunday Star that the awareness program was part of Save The Children’s Community and Health outreach programme. “We provide health awareness and…

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…