Police renew call to respect girls

POLICE has renewed and reinforced a call for all men to respect young girls in the country. Police Commissioner Mostyn Mangau in his weekly press conference at Rove yesterday issued the appeal to all men. “I appeal to all men to respect our young girls,” he said. He reiterated the call following an allegedly-rape-case-incident at…

Futai: Who is Sore defending?

HONIARA resident, Jonathan Futai has called on former Honiara City Council (HCC) Clerk, Rence Sore to stop from his continuous drivel responses in the media on the steaming HCC saga. Futai told Solomon Star on Thursday that Mr. Sore’s responses to the HCC saga are not reasonable as he is always good at diverting issues from…

South Choiseul counting

Counting of ballot papers following Wednesday’s by-election for South Choiseul Constituency in Taro, Choiseul Provincial capital will continue today after it was suspended last night. Counting started at 1pm and was halted at 10pm last night on the advise of the Returning Officer Henry Deva to allow all the officers involved in the counting process…

Kalu: Cr Irofia complied with the LCC

THE Island Sun in its paper issue 3925 made publication that raises question about the integrity of Councilor Dorah Huapi Irofia, says the Chairman of the Leadership Code Commission (LCC). In a statement on Wednesday, LCC Chairman Solomon Kalu said “The Leadership Code Commission would like to inform the public that Cllr. Dorah Huapii Irofia had…

110 scholarships for in-service teachers

THE Ministry of Education and Human Resources Development (MEHRD) has denied reports that rural teachers recommended by their respective Education Authorities [EAs] to undertake in-service training at the Solomon Islands National University (SINU) have been thrown out. Instead, Permanent Secretary Franco Rodie said “there is no reason why 110 teacher applications were thrown away as…

CONTRACT DEALS

Former workman tips the bucket on MID contracts A former workman in heavy equipment and plants with what is now the Ministry of Infrastructure Development (MID) has spilled the beans on what he has come to know about how to get a contract from the Ministry. “I get really angry to see how much tax-payers’…

Women Make Majority of Early Voters 

Women were the majority of early bird voters showing up at Sasamongga, Cannan, Sepa and Malangono to cast their votes at Polling Stations as soon as they were declared open by their Presiding Officers. In Sasamongga after the presiding officer for station 1 declared it open a woman was the very first person to walk…