Women forced to have sex

About 15.6 percent antenatal women reported that they had been victims to some forms of physical or sexual violence from male intimate partners in the past twelve months; this was revealed by  the Ministry of Health  and Medical Services latest findings. The findings also revealed about 12.8% have experience being forced to have sexual intercourse…

Manetoali calls for action to fight global warming

The Minister for Environment, Climate Change, Disaster Management and Meteorology Hon Samuel Manetoali has called for the collective establishment of practical medium and long-term carbon emission pathways to limit temperature increase to well below 1.5 degrees Celsius in the remaining days of the 21st United Nations Framework on Climate Change (UNFCCC) or COP21. Hon Manetoali…

Visiting USP lecturer hails local students

SENIOR journalism lecturer at the University of the South Pacific (USP) Dr Shalendra Singh has acknowledged the performance of Solomon Islands students studying journalism at USP Laucala Campus in Suva, Fiji. Speaking to the Solomon Star, Dr Singh said Solomon Islands students did well over the past years and have received best overall awards in…

‘Red Cadim Vaelens’ campaign in Malaita

LIVE & Learn organisation based in Honiara is set to kick off the RED CADIM VAELENS project in Malaita province by educating rural people there about violence issues. Two officers from the organisation have traveled to the province to carry out assessment on the level of people’s understanding on violence and 16 days of activism…

Hope for an end to gender-based violence

With the 16 Days of Activism due to end tomorrow World Vision is calling on authorities and development partners to start focusing on solutions, rather than simply talking about the statistics of gender-based violence. “We are well informed that the level of gender-based violence in this country is very high, but now it is time…

Rubbish disposal dump condemned

FORUM SOLOMON Islands International (FSII) has strongly condemned disposal of rubbish in the central business district of Honiara city describing it as plain public disgrace. Forum Solomon Islands international says it had captured on camera two large rubbish bins being filled both inside and outside damped in the area. It says the picture also confirms…

Communities practise horticulture

ABOUT 51 communities around the country under the South Sea Evangelical Church (SSEC) have successfully learnt and practice the method of horticulture this year. One of the latest villages to learn about this fortnight ago was Buiano village in west Kwara’ae, Malaita province. Horticulture is a method of planting flowers around homes and properties. SSEC…

Auki power distribution upgraded

Power outages in Auki will no longer be a problem after work on ‘distribution networks’ by Solomon Power was completed in Auki last week. Solomon Power Auki station master Joseph Keniore said, it is a sort of a blessing for the province as these projects does not come easily. The distribution network upgrade is primarily…

Govt commits to reliable, cheaper electricity

THE Democratic Coalition for Change (DCC) government is serious and committed in ensuring that reliable and cheaper electricity supply is delivered to the population of the country. This was highlighted by David Day Pacha, the Minister for the Ministry of Mines, Energy & Rural Electrification during the commissioning of the new Lungga power station, on…

Convicted Bougainvillians await sentencing

HONIARA magistrate’s court will deliver its sentence on the nine Bougainville men who have been convicted of illegally staying in the country without entry visas. A local man who harboured the nine men illegally in the Shortland Islands, Western Province will also be sentenced along with the nine next week. This was after the mitigating…