Matanga: Bech de mer is still a priority

Acting Police Commissioner Juanita Matanga has maintained high conduct on putting the bech de mer issue as a national priority. Denying putting the issue as minor by re-tracking to the recent riot and looting as immediate issue needed to address first. “We have a team of investigators carrying out investigation that has been working together…

Atori Police needs renovation

ATOIRI Police Station and staff housing need swift renovation. Officers of Atori Police Post in East Kwara’ae, Malaita province are calling on their superiors and responsible authorities to conduct quick and swift assessment and renovation of staff housing and the Police post itself. Spokesperson for the Atori police, Michael Ramosaea said that currently both the…

MMF: Ask your MPs why absent

Malaiata Ma’asina Forum (MMF) president has urged all constituents throughout the country to question their members of parliament why they never attended parliament meetings. Charles Dausabea pointed out that the attitude of current MPs in missing parliament meetings has shown to their people they have no interest and concern for them, but only for themselves.…

Empty house

Mass absenteeism in parliament ABSENTEEISM is not only a problem facing teachers. For the second time in the same parliament sitting, the meeting has to be adjourned due to absenteeism. Earlier in the current session, the meeting was forced to discontinue because of poor turnout resulting in lack of quorum. On Thursday when the meeting…

West Guadalcanal connected with Breeze Network.

Maravovo community and one of the nation’s senior national secondary school Selwyn College in West Guadalcanal has joined other rural communities throughout the country to benefit from the breeze network rural expansion. Being in the Island of Guadalcanal does not mean the residents have access to all national developments including access to communications. Following the…

Kwaio chief appeals to his people

Amidst the lawlessness and criminal activities experienced in town in the past few days, a Honiara based Kwaio chief is calling on all Kwaio people living in Burns Creek area and elsewhere in town to refrain or not to join those who caused a lot of criminal activities within and around Honiara. Chief Stephen Firibae…

PWDSI disability rights awareness in Temotu province

People With Disabilities Solomon Islands (PWDSI), its affiliate NEDEPELEVATUD Self- help group in collaboration with various divisions in the Health Divisions in Temotu will be raising awareness in the Reef Islands from 19th  – 30th May. PWDSI Project Officer, Mr Davis Ladofoa and Ms Juna Leikona will be raising awareness on the rights of persons…

Technical faults delays water project

THE multi-million Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA) water project has not been in full operation as scheduled due to technical faults. Answering a question in Parliament on the status of the JICA Water project in Honiara and Auki, Minister for Mines Energy and Rural Electrification Moses Garu said a test conducted in January unearthed hiccups.…

Red Cross dismisses Mr Leitimoe’s claims

Secretary General of the Solomon Islands Red Cross Society (SIRCS), Ms. Joanne Zoleveke, has labelled Mr. Robert Leitimoe’s comments in Tuesday’s “Solomon Star” about Red Cross spending thousands on its officials at Rock Haven Inn as unfounded and deliberately misleading. Ms. Zoleveke said that if the “Solomon Star” reporter had checked with the Society before…

No clarity yet on relocation, rehabilitation

RELOCATION and rehabilitation of flood victims still has no clear answers. Answering questions raised in parliament in relation to the issue, Prime Minister Gordon Darcy Lilo said the National Disaster Management Office (NDMO) is working on the subject. “There is now currently a discussion that is going on between Lands and the NDMO to look…