Fathers undergo training

MORE than 30 fathers from Susu community in Rovatu Catholic parish, central-east Guadalcanal have successfully completed their training over the weekend. The training was aimed at equipping fathers with leadership knowledge on how to lead their families and to be role model. It started Friday and ended on Sunday. According to John Toki, this initiative…

Mosquito net distribution starts in Guadalcanal

Malaria division Guadalcanal province has started distribution of mosquito nets in Guadalcanal province last week. This mass distribution is conducted every three years, and it is very important and main activity for us in this year. Because the reduction of malaria cases year after year reflects the important and effect of LLIN (Long Lasting Insecticidal…

Ministry unaware of claims

MINISTRY of Police, National Security and Correctional Service is not aware of the former Special Constables’ claims. Permanent secretary, Edmund Sikua revealed this after the former special constables followed up on their claims with the government after it paid out $15 million to ex-combatants before the New Year eve last year. Solomon Star understands about…

Bail granted for men in Water front clash

Bail has been granted for the three men who allegedly involved in a clash at the Water Front nightclub. Deputy Chief Magistrate Shepherd Lapo imposed a cash bail of $1, 000 for each of the accused attached with strict bail condition. Their sureties were also ordered to sign a principal bail of $1, 000.  One…

New bank

CBSI issues interim license to BRED Bank The Central Bank of Solomon Islands (CBSI) Board yesterday granted an interim license to Bred Bank (Vanuatu) Limited to establish a branch and carry out banking business in the country. Bred (Solomon) Limited is expected to become the country’s next major financial institution and the fourth commercial bank…

Death shock

Don Bosco says killed students are on practical Don Bosco Training Institute is in a state of shock after two of their students were killed in a horrific road accident in the early hours of Friday. “The staff and students could not belief two of our students could die in such manner,” deputy principal Joseph…

How a radio man’s dream came true

Dreams are easy to visualise, but are often difficult to materialise. The key is staying focus and such focus now got long time radio man John Adifaka Junior in a ‘launch mode’. Adifaka now prepares to launch his new radio station – the newest addition to the existing commercial radio FM stations. Now hitting the…

Tuki: I did the right thing

Temotu Vatu MP Freda Tuki says she’s disappointed at the attempts by her political rivals to prevent her from establishing a growth centre on the island of Vanikoro. Some landowners on the island prevented a barge from landing there early this month on the belief the barge was there to begin logging activities on the…

Churches told to help curb violence here

Churches need to rise up to curb the rampant increase of domestic violence in the country.  Former Auditor General Edward Ronia made the statement when contributing to the Family Protection Act awareness workshop conducted for church leaders in Honiara last week. He said the root cause of violence begins at homes because churches fail to…

World Vision offers to work with others

World Vision is prepared to work with churches and other organisations address domestic violence issues in the country. The organisation’s programme manager Julianne Oge highlighted this during her presentation at a Family Protection Act awareness workshop in Honiara last week. “There’s a missing link between communities in addressing domestic violence issues in this country,” Oge…