PNG Chancery to open next year

Papua New Guinea (PNG) Government through its Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) in Port Moresby says the PNG High Commission Chancery building in Honiara, is likely to open next year. The new complex is currently under construction at the Townground area, West Honiara. According to reports from the MFA, the chancery construction was initially awarded…

USP health week starts today

The University of the South Pacific (USP) Solomon Islands Campus in partnership with the Ministry of Health will be hosting this year’s annual USP health week starting today. A statement from the university said the two weeks event will kick off from Monday 13th October-Thursday 23rd October. “The two weeks long event is aimed at…

Isabel’s health team conducts awareness campaign

ISABEL provincial health promotion team has successfully toured around the province last week to conduct awareness campaign on measles. During their awareness program they also established few vaccination sites. A senior nurse from Buala hospital Ambrose Kikolo said the awareness program was conducted mainly to give advise for people to get vaccination and for patient…

Police concern over youths’ involvement in drugs

Makira/Ulawa provincial police is concerned with increasing incidence of youths using marijuana and alcohol. Makira Provincial Police Commander (PPC) Richard Hane said his office had received reports from communities regarding youths involving in alcohol and drugs. “We have received reports from communities about the increasing numbers of youths involvement in the selling of marijuana and…

Calls for Wale to explain

A Malaitian man from the Aoke Langalanga constituency, Dilly Wale, calls on out- going member of parliament, Matthew Wale, to come out and explain to the people his involvement in the mining companies on Guadalcanal. Recently Solomon Star has uncovered a report compiled by St Barbara’s legal counsel for the Australian Federal Police (AFP) to…

Prendergast makes first visit to Kira Kira

The country’s newly appointed Police Commissioner Frank Prendergast successfully conducted his first visit to Kira Kira, Makira/Ulawa provincial capital last week. Provincial Police Commander (PPC) Richard Hane said it was the first visit by Prendergast since taking up the post to lead the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF). Mr Hane said the visit last…

Marovo voters urged to be conscious

A Marovo Lagoon man from Western Province has cautioned voters of Marovo constituency to be conscious and not to be swayed by the charisma of intending candidates. James Peojama, a resident of Bishop Dale, urged Marovo voters to be steadfast and choose the right leader with an open mind. “We have intending candidates who have…

Sopage clarifies report

Outgoing Member of Parliament (MP) for North Guadalcanal Constituency says he is prepared to explain how he has spent funding received by the constituency in the past eight years. Martin Sopage said this in response to a calls by Samuel Basoe, a Chief of Ghavugha community in the North Guadalcanal. Chief Basoe last Friday challenged…

United Democratic Party launches manifesto

UNITED Democratic Party (UDP) has launched its manifesto and party logo over the weekend. The launching highlighted some of the party’s key principles and vision heading forward in contesting the upcoming general elections. Party President Sir Thomas Ko Chan said the party’s key message is equity, justice and peace for the country. He said all…