Voters keep kits, demand refund

REPORTS have surfaced of a group of Lau Baelelea voters holding onto seven registration kits and generators, following non payments of registration officer’s usage of their (voters) resources and services during the 40-day registration period which lapsed early this month. According to reports received, those holding onto the kits and generators demanded that the Electoral…

Youths learn how to respond to stress

YOUTHS and elders of Wind Valley, Kakabona, and White River, in west Honiara, are told to think wisely when they are in stressful situation. Deputy director of peace and reconciliation within the Ministry of Peace & Reconciliation, Chris Tabea, highlighted this during a week-long training of Mind shifting and Transformation at the Catholic Church, Kakabona,…

MASI thanks Press Freedom Day supporters

THE Media Association of Solomon Islands (MASI) has thanked its sponsors, supporters and stakeholders for helping to make Honiara’s celebration of World Press Freedom Day a big success. Solomon Islands celebrated the World Press Freedom Day on Saturday, May 10 with a ‘Clean-a-thon’ through the Honiara city, a public information stall and end it with…

Museum celebration starts tomorrow

SOLOMON Island Museum (SIM) will celebrate its International day tomorrow at National Art Gallery ground. Preparations and setting of olden day’s photos and black birding will be highlight at the venue. Speaking to Solomon Star on Tuesday museum staff Patricia George said this year’s international day is well organised and will be an outstanding one.…

Gender workshop held for Choiseul community

SIX women and six men representing seven non-governmental organisations, church and government departments in Choiseul Province met for three days from May 12th – 14th to discuss gender discrimination as a result of inequalities in their communities. “I attend this workshop as a representative of my church and I want to share the information I…

Talemaot writers donate books to schools

WRITERS of the stories in Talemaot – Solomon stories of peace and Conflict – yesterday donated 100 copies of the book to the Curriculum Development Division. The donation by the writers was for secondary students, and the writers were pleased to hear in future their stories can be used in the Solomon Islands curriculum. Members…

Abbott writes to PM; shares condolences

AUSTRALIAN Prime Minister Tony Abbott has written to Prime Minister Gordon Darcy Lilo expressing his condolences to the families of the victims of the recent flash floods in the country. In the letter to Prime Minister Lilo, Mr Abott said as a close friend and partner, Australia always stands ready to help Solomon Islands in…

Rotary shares items with those in need

THE Donations in Kind programme, run by Rotary International Australia, provides humanitarian aid through the provision of donated goods. Rotary International Australia receives donated goods from hospitals, libraries, schools, Rotary Clubs and other groups, and then sorts, packs, and distributes them to countries in need. On Saturday 3rd May 2014, the Rotary Club of Honiara…