Gwanunaru’u to open temporarily

Gwaunaru’u airport in Malaita will open temporarily this Friday to enable Prime Minister Hon Manasseh Sogavare and 14 Members of Parliament from the province to attend its 32nd Second Appointed Day Anniversary at the provincial capital Auki. The deal to briefly open the airport was signed and witnessed by Gwaunaru’u landowning parties and senior Government…

Complaints of bed bugs on the rise

NUMEROUS complaints have been raised by local Honiara residents on the increase of bed bugs in the capital recently. The bed bugs are parasitic insects of the cimicid family that feed exclusively on blood. Recent claims have also been raised to this paper that the Central Hospital, in the Outpatient area and in front of…

Youth literacy trainers, ready to go out!

WORLD Vision is encouraging and empowering youth to participate and contribute to enhancing development in their communities and society. In the last week of July young people from the World Vision Youth Project were among those that participated in a grass roots literacy training workshop in Honiara. They are now literacy trainers ready to work…

Youth day postponed

THE proposed plan to mark the international youths day this Friday is now being postponed for the end of this months in Auki Malaita province. This was confirmed by the youths desk officer from the Malaita Provincial Government. The officer said, lack of finance has forced them to call off the celebration until the end…

Reforms highlighted at forum

Reforms in the electoral system and our constitution was recently highlighted during the People’s Forum held last week in Honiara. Organised by the Forum Solomon Islands International (FSII) the forum provided opportunity for the wise and educated citizens of this country to point out problems that captivate their endless fight against corruption. Participants attending the…

Community offers land for growth centre

A dominant tribal group in North Star Harbour, Makira province, has welcomed with open arms the Democratic for Change Coalition (DCC) Government’s outlined policy to invigorate development in rural areas with the establishment of economic growth centres right down in the rural areas of each province. Recently during a Government Communications Unit officer’s tour of…

MPs urged to settle fees

MEMBERS of Parliament (MP) who have an agreement with the Solomon Islands National University (SINU) have been urged to pay up tuition for students funded by the constituency before the deal expires. SINU Finance Director Walter Maesugea highlighted this on Monday when the North Guadalcanal Constituency MP Samson Maneka paid outstanding tuition for students from…

Dynamics of human trafficking, CSEC launched

Save the Children Australia has yesterday launched its finding on their research based on the dynamics of child trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation, (CSEC). The research was carried out in three provinces namely, Malaita, Guadalcanal including Honiara; and Choiseul provinces. Identified hotspots on the research were carried out were mainly based in areas where there…

Man guilty of charges

The man charged with Police Minister Peter Shanel in relation to an assault charge has yesterday pleaded guilty to the allegation against him. Steven Wako has entered a guilty plea to the charge of assault causing actual bodily harm before Acting Deputy Chief Magistrate Shepherd Lapo. Sentencing submissions and mitigation on his case will be…