Isabel health workers end family health survey

A FAMILY healthy survey was successfully conducted in Isabel Province over the past two weeks. About 25 nurses working within the health promotion department, the vector borne disease control program (VBDCP), Buala hospital and the surrounding clinics in Isabel, took part in the survey which successfully ended last Friday. The nurses visited various communities and…

Women express fear over tailings dam

Women and children in north central Guadalcanal and Downstream of Metapona River are still living in fear following the suspension of the Gold Ridge Mining Limited’s operation. Speaking to the Solomon Star early this week they said despite the closer of the mining operation the tailings dam remains a concern for them because it contains…

Private businessman upgrades roads in Auki

AFTER repeated calls by transport owners for the repair of roads within Malaita’s Auki township, work has already been carried out. Last weekend, a private business man engaged contractors to fill up potholes and re-leveled bumpy roads. Auki transport service providers have raised concerns recently about the deteriorating state of roads within Auki. Wilson Ne’e…

Dausabea rubbishes bad comments against PPP

Charles Dausabea has rubbished negative comments certain political parties have levelled against Malaita Ma’asina Forum’s (MMF) political wing party – the Peoples’ Progressive Party (PPP). Dausabea revealed that he had been approached by two parties who said the donor community will not support PPP formed coalition with. “I was approached by two political parties telling…

‘Zero growth economy reflects poor governance’

The announcement of the care taker government of the country’s zero growth economy recently reflects the past government’s poor governance, says Ma’asina Malaita Forum (MMF) technical head Martin Housanau. Housanau said the government should not be making excuses with the recent April floods and the closure of St Barbara mining company for the current economic…

Voters warned of independent candidates

VOTERS have been urged to ask tough questions to their intending independent candidates who will be contesting the upcoming national general election. General Secretary (GS) of the Malaita Ma’asina Forum (MMF) said people need to ask their candidates why they decide to run as independent candidates and not joining a party. Charles Ashley said it…

Hearts of Hope supports the elderly and disable people

Widows, widowers and disable people from U’ura community in Central Kwara’ae in Malaita province received gifts from Hearts of Hope organization yesterday. The organization which registered under the Charitable Act has visited almost every village in central Kwara’ae to give gifts to the elderly and unfortunate people. Speaking during the program Hearts of Hope president…