Sub-regional hub needed to tackle child labour

Child labour and trafficking is a cross-cutting issue in the Pacific Islands that needs a sub-regional hub to seriously look into and find ways of addressing the issue. International Labour Organisation sub-regional director David Lamotte highlighted this at the close of an ILO sub-regional Child Labour and Trafficking in Nadi, Fiji, Friday.  “We all want…

Except for one thing

Water woes for Kobito residents   Residents of Kobito 1, 2, and 3 and Gilbert Camp on the outskirts of east Honiara have almost everything basic things they need in life. Except for one important commodity – clean piped water in their homes. This is not a new problem though. Handy Saelea, 27, a resident…

Respect our police

Public urged to be sincere when reporting rape cases  THE public is urged to respect the work of police and stop abusing the services of the law enforcement institution. Director of Public Prosecutor Ronald Bei Talasasa issued the warning yesterday in light of the latest acquittal of a rape accused after the alleged victim decided…

Officials visit crime scene

A HIGH Court judge, court officials, prosecutors, defence lawyers, and the accused visited a murder crime scene outside of the Honiara Central Market in the early hours of Friday. The visit, taken under tight security, was made between 2am and 3.30am. It was part of the proceedings of a murder trial in which four men…

Manaoba faces water shortage

RESIDENTS of Manaoba island in north Malaita are reportedly face acute water shortage. A villager Basil Mouraiasi told the Solomon Star the long dry spell for the last two months resulted in the situation. “At the moment, the wells and water tanks have dried up,” Mr Mouraiasi said. “People now have to paddle to the…