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…

Local Townsville community prepares for festival

Townsville Solomon Islands Association (TSIA) recently took part in a fundraising night for the Townsville Pasifika Indigenous Cultural Festival (TPICF) to be held next year in May. Chairperson of TSIA, Eleanor Gledhill said,“it was a fantastic night with custom dancing and performances from all indigenous groups present in Townsville. We had great fun performing our…

Fight against trachoma underway in Honiara

Nurses from the Ministry of Health have begun distributing drugs to prevent trachoma, a blind eye disease. The campaign kicked off at Gilbert Camp in east Honiara yesterday. More than a hundred people including men, women and children took medication. The treatment is an effective drug to treat the disease so that the risk of…

Taro accommodations to be inspected

Green Tourism Solomon Island Ltd will inspect all accommodations in Taro, Choiseul province. This will happen on Wednesday says Managing Director of Green Tourism, Michael Tokuru. The inspection is part of improving tourism services in the province and to ensure that most of the accommodations are up to standard. “The inspection will be based on…

Tourism training in Taro

A FOUR days life skills training will be conducted by the Green Tourism Solomon Island Ltd in Taro, Choiseul Province tomorrow. The training aims to equip tourism operators in Taro and Shortland to better understand hospitality. Managing Director of Green Tourism Michael Tokuru told the Solomon Star yesterday, the training will run until Friday.  “This…

Kwaiafa needs highlighted

Kwaiafa Community High School (KCHS) in East Malaita needs a lot of improvement in terms of infrastructure development. Christina Fugui, the school principal highlighted this when speaking during school’s annual graduation ceremony on Friday. “This school needs a new library, a science lab, a proper administration office for primary and secondary, a proper assemble hall…

Kilusakwalo stage graduation

Kilusakwalo Christian community high school (KCCHS) in Malaita hosted its school graduation day last Friday. Hundreds of students from grade six; form 3, 5 and 6 received their school certificates during the ceremony. School principal Robert Jones said, a graduation ceremony is always such a special occasion. He said the journey has not been easy…

Hostility against Lilo boys

Caretaker Prime Minister Gordon Darcy Lilo has denied claims workers at his private Doma residence in west Guadalcanal have threatened nearby villagers. Instead, he said it was certain boys within the community who have been hostile to his workers. Lilo is building a family home on the Doma land he recently acquired from Guadalcanal Province.…