Honour promises, PM told

THE Joint Civil Society Groups & Concerned Citizens (JCSG & CC) strongly calls on Prime Minister Gordon Darcy Lilo to honour promises and commitments made by his government to provinces and people. The group’s interim chairman Barnabas Henson said Mr Lilo must honour promises given the very little time left to fulfil his obligations as…

Accused guilty of raping disabled girl

A HIGH Court judge yesterday found the man on trial for the rape of a disabled girl at Ranongga, Western Province, guilty of the offence. Justice Stephen Pallaras delivered his judgment shortly after the closing submission during a high court circuit in Gizo, Western Province. The short hearing was held on Tuesday and heard evidences…

Doc denies medicine shortage claim

WESTERN Province’s director of health Dr Gregory Jilini has denied reports Seghe Mini Hospital in Marovo has run out of basic medication. A mother from the area, Endu Luiramo, told the Solomon Star yesterday they went to the hospital on Monday with their babies but were told medicines have run out. “Monday is normally post-natal…

MMF hits back at Angiki

THE Malaita Ma’asina Forum (MMF) yesterday explains that their accusation of the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands (RAMSI) was misunderstood by Duran Angiki. MMF’s media officer Henry Daukalia said if Mr Angiki understands what MMF had been vocal about, he would have responded accurately. Mr Angiki, in a widely circulated article, said accusation and…

Flood victims: We will not move out

FLOOD victims say they cannot move out from the FOPA village evacuation centre until the government resettles them on land it promised to them. The government plans to close down the FOPA village centre as well as Rove centre by June 15. But spokesman for the victims Charles Ketea said they will not vacate the…

Uniting against gender based violence

REPRODUCTIVE health workers, volunteers, and coordinators planned to team up to prevent Gender Based Violence. This was discussed during their five-day training last week. Reproductive health workers say they wanted to prevent sexual violence against young girls and women in crisis. Ministry of Health adolescent health national programme coordinator Nancy Pego said victims need to…

SIDT reschedules election awareness

THE Solomon Islands Development Trust’s (SIDT) proposed election awareness programme will be rolled out throughout the country in August and not this month. The programme was rescheduled to August due to delays from four provinces in preparing drama groups. The four provinces that are yet to set up drama groups are Makira, Renbell, Choiseul and…

First open air cinema here

ACTING Australian High Commissioner Dave Peebles has announced that the opening night of the G’Day Solomon Islands Film Festival this Friday will feature the classic Australian movie ‘Crocodile Dundee’. “This unforgettable comedy movie, starring Paul Hogan as Mick ‘Crocodile’ Dundee, is one of the most popular Australian films of all time,” said Dr Peebles. “The…

Chief casts doubt on beche-de-mer story

A CHIEF on Ontong Java says news that Dr Reginald Aipia shipped back two tonnes of controversial beche-de-mers back to the island may not be true. Chief Hugo spoke to the Solomon Star via mobile phone from Ontong Java yesterday. He said Ontong Java is a small place and if the beche-de-mers were shipped back…