A call for respect

WOMEN at Gilbert Camp area in east Honiara are calling on the youths to show respect towards their facilities along the road sides. They said it has becoming a normal practice that some young people under the influence of alcohol when moving round disturbed them when they sold their markets and sometimes destroyed their small…

Top Aust official visits RAMSI base

Senator the Hon. Concetta Fierravanti-Wells on Tuesday visited the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands (RAMSI) base at GBR in East Honiara. In a media statement she said, the 15-nation RAMSI has been a major success and demonstrates what Pacific countries can achieve when working together. “RAMSI has been critical to re-establishing and maintaining peace…

Battle for top post

Its between Maepio or Talasasa for Western premier The Western Provincial Assembly will be electing the province’s new premier this morning. And its between former deputy premier Wayne Maepioh up against outspoken provincial member for Nusa Roviana Ramrakha Talasasa. Before lunch time today, the province will know who will lead the province. Most of the…

Some officers yet to receive allowance

Some members of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIP) have voiced out their concern about the delay in their Special Duty Allowance (SDA) payment. Information reaching this paper claimed that while some officers have already received their allowance payments during the last payday, others are yet receive theirs. One of the affected police told…

RSIPF to honour new recruits

THE Royal Solomon Island Police Force (RSIPF) will honour its 70 new recruits with special treat on Friday 12th August The graduation ceremony will be held at the Rove Police Headquarter in Honiara. It is understood the 70 new police officers will be deployed to various provinces after the graduation. Police Commissioner Frank Prendergast said…

Long surviving veteran honoured

A NINETY-TWO year old surviving Second World War veteran from Australia has been honoured with a medal during a ceremony in Honiara last Sunday. Bill Quinn was the highlight at the event to honour the local scouts and coast-watchers during the battle of Guadalcanal in 1942. Solomon Scouts and Coastwatchers Trust organized the event which…

Pikinini forum successful

MORE than 10 students from seven primary schools within Guadalcanal have successfully participated in a one-day Protectim Pikinini forum hosted at the Iron Bottom Sound (IBS) in Honiara this week. The forum was organised by Save the Children under the project Protectim Pikinini mainly for the primary students to come out speak on issue affecting…

Teacher unhappy with authorities

A TEACHER who attended the “Protectim Pikinini” forum held at the Iron Bottom Sound (IBS) in Honiara, Tuesday this week, expressed disappointment over nonattendance of relevant authorities. The female teacher, who wanted her name withheld, said it was disappointing to note some invited education authorities and others failed to attend the forum to hear from…

Health promoting village project launched

THE Ministry of Health and Medical Services (MHMS) has launched a“Health Promoting Village Project” in the end of June, 2016. This is a four‐year technical cooperation project supported by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) targeting Guadalcanal and Makira/Ulawa provinces as the pilot areas. Two JICA’s experts, Dr Toru Rikimaru (Chief Advisor) and Mitsuru Ohno…

Manuari acknowledges PM, WP support

Member of Parliament (MP) for West Makira Constituency acknowledges the consistent support shown by the solidarity group in the country for ULMWP’s (United Liberation Movement for West Papua) full membership in the Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG). Derek Manuarii reiterated his support while appreciating the efforts shown by Solomon Islanders towards ULMWP’s plea for full membership…