24 women eye elections

Twenty-four women are expected to contest the upcoming elections after two withdrew from the initial 26. This was the same number of women who contested the 2006 elections. Of those candidates, three have been said to be contesting for the central Honiara seat, two each for three constituencies whilst the rest spread across constituencies. According…

New classroom for Luaniua school

Luaniua Community High School (LCHS) in Malaita Outer Islands, Malaita Province, will soon open its newly built two-storey classroom building. The building is currently under construction. It was the first of its kind for the school to have since construction work commenced mid-march this year. School principal Samuel Kenini said they are expecting the building…

Last weeks’ news in brief

Isa gets additional jail term A Guadalcanal man was jailed for 25 years for attempted murder in the High Court, Friday. Justice Stephen Pallaras pronounced the sentence on Gedily Isa after the accused pleaded guilty to the charge. Isa and others committed the offence on 27 May 2003 in Guadalcanal’s Weathercoast, less than two months…

Vunagi: School grows through God’s grace

It is by the grace of God that this St Nicholas College developed from a simple Mothers’ Union Kindergarten to its status as a college. Archbishop of the Anglican Church of Melanesia The Most Rev. David Vunagi made the statement at school’s graduation last Friday. Vunagi said a college is an institution that provides higher…

Communities reconcile after 10 years of dispute

Two communities in north east Guadalcanal, Friday, ended a long-running land dispute that prevented them from looking each other in the eye. In an emotional reconciliation ceremony, members of both communities apologised and hug each other as they put their pasts behind them. The dispute started 10 years ago when boys from Kolosulu threatened and…

Tran launches campaign platform

Outgoing West Honiara MP Namson Tran launched his campaign platform yesterday as he seeks a second term in parliament. As part of the launching, a magazine recounting some of the projects funded during his term, was also launched and distributed. Tran outlined to the gathering his plans for the next four years. “We will build…

News last week in brief

‘Miracle baby’ doing well THE Sunday Star traced and found the baby girl who was buried alive, but rescued in the Kaibia area in May last year, doing well. Baby Crister, as she’s now called, has been adopted and is now 16 months old. She is a healthy baby growing in a family of six.…

Vunagi calls for review of education system

THE Archbishop of the Anglican Church of Melanesia, The Most Rev. David Vunagi says the country needs an education system that trains and equips students to be innovative and creative in life. He highlighted this during a St Nicholas College’s end-year graduation in Honiara yesterday. Rev. Vunagi said the present education system only allows students…

Three cheat death in Auki accident

THREE individuals cheated death after their RA4 vehicle veered into the bush and pulled off the gate of a fence in-front of the Forest Lake (Kunu) road, Auki, Malaita province, Friday. The driver and the owner of the RA4 said they were on their way to drop-off his passengers when the incident happened. “We were…