Fighting against disrespect

One way of changing the disrespectful attitude towards women is educating the youngsters of this country, says a High Court Judge. Justice Stephen Pallaras said this when asked if longer sentences imposed on crimes committed against women helped reduce the rate of crime against them and that if there are other ways to address the…

International election observers arriving

THE official international observer teams for next week’s National General Elections are starting to arrive in the country as of Monday. Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and External Trade, Beraki Jino has confirmed this yesterday. Jino said two official teams from the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat and the Commonwealth Forum Secretariat will…

Trial on diplomat’s murder continues

Trial on the murder of the young diplomat who was murdered outside of the Honiara Central Market in 2012 will continue today, in the High Court. The court will be hearing the testimony of the Crown’s fourth witness. This was in relation to the murder trial against Cecil Manu, Simon Peter Delemani and Peter Diau,…

World Vision welcomes new boss

World Vision Solomon Islands (WVSI) has a new Country Director. He is Janes Imanuel Ginting who arrived with his family last month (October). Mr. Ginting has a ‘Master of Science degree in Social Policy and Planning in Developing Countries’ from the London School of Economics (UK) which was funded by the Chevening Scholarship. He brings…

Voters advised about alcohol ban

ALCOHOL will be banned during the election day next week. Nixon Manetoga, an inspector at Tetere Police station, North Guadalcanal highlighted this over the weekend at the official launching of Martin Sopage’s four years constituency plan at his home village of Parasisi. Guadalcanal Palm Plantation Oil Limited (GPPOL) workers, Tetere Police officers, chiefs and surrounding…

North Guadalcanal launches 2014-2018 Development Plan

Outgoing Member of Parliament (MP) of North Guadalcanal Constituency (NGC) has officially launched his 2014-2018 Constituency Development Plan on Sunday. Martin Sopage did the launchig at his village at Parasisi. Several hundreds of people within the constituency witnessed the official launching. The overall aim of this development plan is to; ·       To alleviate poverty and…

Caretaker PM Lilo encourages Churches, NGOs

Caretaker Prime Minister Gordon Darcy Lilo over the weekend has taken his time off from his busy campaigning schedule to encourage Church leaders and Women Crisis Center workers in Gizo, Western Province to continue on with their good works. Speaking at an evening dinner on Saturday night at PT109, Mr Lilo emphasized the important roles…

Customer strikes luck with Bemobile/Vodafone

The “Talk and Text” promotion Bmobile Vodafone introduced last month to allow its customers to subscribe to more talking time and texting is even better last week when Bmobile/Vodafone introduced the weekly give away $1000 shopping voucher. Adding more excitement to the “Talk and Text” promotion, Bmobile/Vodafone Solomon Islands has announced its first lucky winner…