17 to contest Central Kwara’ae

SEVENTEEN (17) intending candidates will contest for the Central Kwara’ae Constituency (CKC) seat, Malaita Province. A reliable source close to the paper confirmed this to the paper last night. He said that out of that seventeen intending candidates two (2) were females and fifteen (15) males including the former MP. The intending candidates are; outgoing…

Names drawn for ballot order

A draw to find out the order of names of all intending candidates that will appear in the voting ballot paper was staged yesterday for Guadalcanal Province and Honiara City Council Constituencies. This came after the close of nominations. The draw was conducted at the National Museum and was witnessed by election officials. The draw…

‘Campaigns should start after final list of candidates published’

CAMPAIGNING in various constituencies should start after the final list of intending candidates is published. This was clarified in the Candidates and Agents Handbook and even clarified by Chief Electoral Officer, Polycarp Haununu. Mr Haununu when asked on the matter said that no campaigns should begin before the final announcement and publication of intending candidates.…

Single sales of cigarette to stop

STREET and market vendors are expected to do away with selling of single cigarettes when the Tobacco Control Regulations comes into full force. The regulation was gazetted by Cabinet in January as part of Government’s commitment to improving the health of Solomon Islanders. Under the Regulations, all tobacco packaging must display health warnings on 70%…

Poloso’s sentence extended

High court on Tuesday ordered Wesley Poloso known as ‘toy boy’ to serve four years in prison after reviewing his earlier sentence of two and half years. Poloso has tricked the government of about $1.5 million, after acquiring a tender to ship building materials to rural clinics in Manuopo, Temotu province and Malaita Outer Islands,…

How atoll farmers do farming

FARMING on an atoll is a challenging task for local farmers due to lack of space, infertile soil, raising sea level and challenge of natural disasters. And Luaniua villagers in Malaita Outer Islands (MOI), Malaita Province farmers there are also facing similar challenges. Climate change remains a threat to their livelihood. However the need to…

Frustration high

Patience runs out as former officers threaten to disturb election Former police officers who have served at the country’s border between Solomon Islands and Papua New Guinea (PNG) during the Bougainville crises have threaten to disturb the upcoming election.  That is, if the government fails to make any part payment. The former officers feared any…

Students learn about nutrition

SIX nutritionists from the National Referral Hospital (NRH) conducted a one day session on nutrition for students on Wednesday. The session was held at the University of South Pacific (USP) Solomon Islands campus in Honiara. The session allowed the students to ask questions and information about healthy diet and healthy lifestyle. The program was organised…