Villagers told to respect each other

HEAD of the Central Province police Fred Satu has urged people in the province to respect each other. His call came after an incident last week at Hororo village, where a man was stoned while working in his food garden. Mr Satu said the villager was tilling his garden when seven men came and started…

Flood victims given roofing irons

THE National Disaster Management Office (NDMO) on Monday started handing over roofing irons to victims of the April flood residing in the Festival of Arts village at Panatina. And chairman of the Victims Committee Charles Ketea thanked NDMO for the housing materials. “This is a positive response from the NDMO to one of our needs,”…

SIDT launches election awareness

SOLOMON Islands Development Trust (SIDT) launched its election awareness programme last week. SIDT theatre trainer Joseph Majo said Gela theatre group in Central Province had already covered 10 communities. “They perform the voter’s education awareness script, distribute DVDs, magazines and brochures,” Mr Majo said. He added theatre leaders reported that many people from the communities…

New training for SAFENET members

MEMBERS of SAFENET are embarking on a week-long training program that will introduce them to the standard operating procedures of the referral system, and help build their professional capacity to respond to the needs of their clients. This workshop, which started on Monday, was the first of its kind to bring together members of SAFENET…

Malaita ready for big day

MALAITA remains peaceful as it prepares to celebrate its second appointed day this Friday. And provincial police commander Alfred Uiga said police are preparing to provide security for the celebrations. “This is the event we are looking forward to this week,” MrUiga told the Solomon Star from Auki. It’s understood the province will celebrate its…

Maelanga: Let’s not depend on aid

SOLOMON Islands should not depend on aid because we have all the resources to develop and sustain the country, deputy Prime Minister Manasseh Maelanga says. He was speaking last week at the opening of the regional symposium on land and property rights, held in Honiara. Mr Maelanga pointed out the importance of the meeting to…

Malaita to mark big day at Malu’u

MALAITA Province will celebrate its second appointed day this Friday at Malu’u in north Malaita. Premier Edwin Suibaea revealed this to the Solomon Star on Monday. Malaita’s second appointed day – the day the province gained its status as a province – falls on August 15 each year. Mr Suibaea said the provincial assembly agreed…

Public urged to eat more local food

AN agriculturist has urged Solomon Islanders to grow and eat more local foods to avoid lifestyle diseases. George Boe, the Ministry of Agriculture’s national palm oil coordinator, was speaking during a radio show at the weekend. His ministry was the first of government agencies to participate in last Saturday’s String Band Show on the national…