Girls urged to get HPV vaccination

HAYLEEN SAMANI, a 14 year old girl of White River School, West Honiara is the first female student to have been vaccinated with the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine against cervical cancer on Wednesday at SIBC to officially launch the vaccination campaign against the killer disease. Ms Samani appealed to all young girls between the ages…

Call to combat kwaso brewing

Leaders should act together and put an end to kwaso (home-brew) brewing nationwide so as to avoid kwaso related problems in the country. Timothy Beliga of West Kwara’ae in Malaita Province made the call through Solomon Star Auki saying that kwaso is the culprit responsible for most of the domestic problems in the rural communities…

Unlicensed driver fined

A man who confesses to drink driving and driving without a valid driver’s license has been fined a total of $3,500 this week in the Honiara Magistrates’ Court. Tender Poloso was sentenced after he pleaded guilty to one count of presence of alcohol in a person’s blood and driving without license. Magistrate Zazariko Vagibule imposed…

Wale outlines challenges for DCGA

MEMBER of Parliament for Aoke/Langalanga Mathew Wale has highlighted some of the issues that need urgent attention from the new government in their yet to complete policy statement. During his congratulation remarks on the floor of parliament on Wednesday, Mr Wale said the Democratic Coalition Government for Advancement (DCGA) must pay serious attention to the…

Australian voting centre opens

Australian citizens living in Solomon Islands have already begun casting their vote for the upcoming Australian federal election. On Monday, the Australian High Commission Chancery opened its official Voting Centre for eligible voters to vote during the week ahead of polling day. Voting at the High Commission will be available from Monday 13 to Friday…

OTI EYES REFORM

NEWLY elected Speaker to the Parliament Patterson Oti says one of his immediate tasks is to relook at the timing for the Parliament to sit after the Members were elected. Speaking during his first press conference yesterday the new speaker told the media that its more than six weeks now before the first meeting was…

Taiwan responds to report

The Embassy of the Republic of China (Taiwan) in Honiara has clarified media reports that Taiwan has been put on notice about Government’s intention to increase funds for the constituencies. The office in a statement on Tuesday made the clarification in response to a report in the Island Sun paper on Monday which has the…