‘Winston will not reach Solomon Islands’

DEVASTATING tropical cyclone Winton which has stormed Fiji over the weekend is very unlikely to reach the Solomon Islands. Director of the Solomon Islands Meteorological Service (SIMS) David Hiba revealed this in a statement yesterday, when responding to desperate calls from members of the public. A number of concerned citizens have been worried for fear…

“Slavery” exists in govt education system

It has been revealed that teachers formally engaged in Early Childhood Education (ECE) schools throughout the nation have been “slaving” away for years without pay, it was revealed on Sunday. This was the effect of a ban allegedly imposed by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Education and Human Resources Development (MEHRD) four years…

Theft at Borderline bus-stop a concern

EAST Honiara Outskirt Settlement Community Policing Law Association (EHOSCPLA) has assured the public that they are now working on ways to tackle the issue of theft at the borderline bus stop in east Honiara in the evenings. This came after public vehicle owners and people raised their concerns that some youths allegedly stolen their money…

Only 4% of population have access to internet

Though we may fancy ourselves to be members of an interconnected community, the truth is that only 4% of Solomon Islands population has access to the internet according to latest survey findings. The 2012-2013 Household Income and Expenditure Survey (HIES) Provincial Analytical Report found out that 13% of those who use internet are located in…

Vatud Star to bridge Islands

Temotu Vatud constituency will soon launch its new vessel MV Vatud Star which has arrived in the country. Vatud constituency is a constituency with scattered islands. And with the new ship coming forth, it is hoped to bridge all the Islands together. Speaking to this paper, Member of Parliament for Vatud Constituency and Minister for…

Hunger strikes in Guadalcanal highlands

VILLAGERS in the highlands of Central Guadalcanal are in desperate need for food and water since they are experiencing hunger in its worst case, over the past weeks. Speaking to the Solomon Star over the weekend, Alfred Maneanea one of the victims from Kolosulu village said, they are finding it hard to fetch food from…