Anilabata: Culture is my barrier

ONE of the female losing constants in Malaita Province Rosie Anilabata says that culture was her only barrier to win the last week’s election. The People Alliance Party (PAP) candidate was contesting the Central Kwara’ae seat and joint other fifteen candidates that lost the seat to Jackson Fiulaua. In an interview with Anilabata in Auki…

US health team applauded

PROVINCIAL Health Director for Western Province has thanked members of a visiting United States (US) medical team who are currently conducting free medical check-ups and awareness around Marovo communities. Dr Gregory Jilini said such initiative is welcoming for the province, because it had offered opportunity for the rural people to access a much more better…

Suibaea applauds female candidates

MALAITA Provincial Premier Edwin Suibaea has congratulated all the five Malaitan female candidates who tried their luck in last week’s election. Mr Suibaea told this paper yesterday even though they were unlucky but he must thank them for their hard works.  “You have fought a good fight despite the result and I on behalf of…

16 Days of Activism starts

SOLOMON Islands has joined the rest of the world to celebrate the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence campaign starting on Tuesday. The campaign is a global campaign dedicated to ending gender-based violence. It runs each year from November 25: International Day for Elimination of Violence Against Women, to December 10: Human Rights Day.…

USP awards AAPS students

Sixty-one Australian Government-sponsored students from The University of the South Pacific (USP) attended an end-of-semester dinner on 21 November, 2014 at Cafe Thirty in Suva. The students were from Vanuatu (18), Kiribati (13), Tonga (12), Tuvalu (5), Samoa (5), Solomon Islands (2), Federated States of Micronesia (4), Republic of Marshall Islands (1) and Palau (1).…

Gilo ECE witness first pass-out of students

GILO Early Childhood Education (ECE) centre Tuesday witnessed the graduation of its first 19 students who have completed their studies this year. The centre is situated near Barande in North East Guadalcanal and operates under Gilo Primary School. Gilo primary was established more than two years ago. It was operated under Guadalcanal Provincial Education Authority.…

Classrooms burnt down

Four 4 semi-permanent classrooms were torched by an angry voter in Kwareá, West Kwaraáe over the weekend. Police reports claimed the burnt houses included three classrooms made of thatched (sago-palm) leaves used by primary and one used by secondary students. The burning incident took place on Saturday evening following the release of results for the…

202 votes rejected in Lau Mbaelelea

A TOTAL of 202 ballot papers have been rejected in the Lau Mbaelelea constituency, Malaita Province during counting over the weekend at Auki. That was according to the reports collected after the result were finalized by the Returning Officer David Oeta. He said the rejected ballots were due to mistakes done by voters during the…

Female candidates unlucky in Malaita

FEMALE candidates contesting various constituencies in Malaita province have been unlucky during last week’s election. Five female candidates have joined the election race this year. But following the end of the counting over the weekend none of them have secured any spot. Those five female candidates are Rose Anilabata and Ann Tanny Oromae for Central…