Call to get treatment against trachoma

Health authorities are calling on parents in Honiara and the provinces to take their children to hospitals and clinics to get treatment against trachoma, a blind causing disease. Nurses from the Ministry of Health and Medical Services and made the call during their visit to communities around Honiara over the past days. Between 2011 and…

Community Policing in action

COMMUNITY Policing team within the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) have kicked off its selection awareness program in communities around Honiara and Guadalcanal starting last week. As the country goes through the election fever, the team is also visiting communities to talk to residents about the importance of maintaining law and order during this…

Thugs intrude, attack students

A GROUP of thugs believed to be from nearby villages entered Ruavatu Provincial Secondary School in North East Guadalcanal over the weekend, disrupted the school’s program and assaulted one of the female students. It was reported the group entered the school premises and physically harmed innocent students whom were enjoying their last few days at…

Beaten, traumatised

A 14-year old boy who claimed to have been beaten on his back says he is suffering psychological trauma and his wounds as a result of ‘whip punishment’ introduced in Wagina, Choiseul province. Kabiri James, whose part Malaita and Gilbertese, claimed to have received a total of 45 whips by men. “In the first punishment…

Sasako calls for post election intervention

An intending candidate in this year’s national general election has called for major economic interventions, targeting agriculture and education as priority sectors. Alfred Sasako who is contesting the East Kwaio seat on Malaita, said the sorry state of affairs of the economy calls for urgent action to stop the downward spiral, which is relegating more…

S/Vella has lowest number of candidates in West

South Vella La Vella constituency recorded the lowest number of candidates contesting in the Western Province for the upcoming national general election. This was according to the list released by the Solomon Islands Electoral Commission (SIEC) over the weekend. The constituency with the highest candidate is West New Georgia – Vona Vona Lagoon registering ten…

Three against Lilo

THREE candidates are contesting the Gizo/Kolombangara constituency in the coming National General Elections to unseat the former Member of Parliament (MP) Gordon Darcy Lilo. Gordon Darcy Lilo during the launch of his party two weeks ago confidently declared he had already won his seat for the fourth term in Parliament. He said during his speech…

31 former MPs to contest as independent candidates

THIRTY one former members of parliament will be contesting this month’s National General Elections as Independent candidates. This number however has raised serious questions as to why the last house has passed the Political Parties Integrity Bill. The Solomon Star has uncovered that only seventeen former MPs have registered under a party. Whilst the rest…