Malaita launches 16 days of activism

MALAITANS have turned out in number at Auki to mark the launch of 16 days of activism against Gender-based Violence and Domestic violence. Men, women, and youths took to the street on Wednesday in a peaceful parade to show support for the effort. Auki town was covered in orange as a parade consisting of representatives from…

Extension of Multipurpose Hall & upgrade of separate external facilities nearby can safely continue

The Ministry of Health and Medical Services, Honiara City Council, New Zealand funded contractor Reeves International and the New Zealand High Commission continue to collaborate to ensure that important work to extend the Multipurpose Hall and upgrade separate external facilities can safely continue while the internal facility is used to treat asymptomatic COVID-19 cases.  While…

Airlines staff back 16 days of activism

Members of the Solomon Airlines team have dressed in orange on Wednesday, to show their support for the United Nations International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. Adding their support to the global campaign called ‘Orange the World’ the airline team continued their commitment to the company’s adoption of an anti-Violence Policy in…

Facebook ban is an attack on human rights

Civil Society Organisations in the Solomon Islands are utterly disappointed with the Cabinet’s decision to suspend the world’s biggest social networking site, Facebook. A statement from the Development Services Exchange (DSE) said at a time when Solomon has confirmed cases of Covid-19 and updates are shared through the platform, the government moves to shut it…

SOPE APPROVED

Govt urged to speed the bill Parliament has passed the motion to approve the State of Public Emergency (SOPE) and for its continuation moved by Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare, Thursday. Parliament approved the Proclamation by His Excellency the Governor-General declaring a State of Public Emergency exists in the Solomon Islands, on 25th November 2020 pursuant…

Ban yeast not Facebook, says MPCW President

Outspoken President of Malaita Provincial Council of Women (MPCW) Martha Rurai says the government should work on banning yeast that is used to produce Kwaso and homebrew instead of the controversial Facebook ban. She told Solomon Star in an exclusive interview at the launching of 16 days of activism against Gender-Based violence in Auki on…

BNE, AKL, HIR repatriation flight set

Subject to regulatory approval, the national flag carrier will operate a further repatriation flight in early December to bring more stranded Solomon Islands citizens home via New Zealand. Solomon Airlines in a statement said the repatriation flight will operate as follows: 6 December – Flight IE630 Brisbane-Auckland-Honiara will depart Brisbane at 9.15 am arriving in…

Inmate pleads: stay away from crime

AN inmate who was invited to speak at the launching of the 16 days of activism against gender-based violence and domestic violence has made an emotional plea to men and boys to stay away from crime and prison. “Life behind the bar is life without freedom. It is stressful,” Ben Sale Tofalu told the gathering…