Student meeting date rescheduled

THE proposed date for meeting between the Director of the National Training Unit (NTU) and the government sponsored students this week has been rescheduled further from Wednesday to Thursday. This is according to the Solomon Islands Student Association (SISA) Laucala, Campus student body. In a statement that was passed on to the Solomon Star yesterday,…

Chiefs to launch community by-laws

EAST Honiara Outskirt Settlement Community Policing Law Association (EHOSCPLA) will launch their community by-laws soon. President of the EHOSCPLA Michael Kwaioloa confirmed that the draft copy of the by-laws is now with responsible authorities to screen it for purposes of inconsistency with the existing national laws before implementation. He said that community by-laws are mainly…

Beu denies premier’s claim

PREMIER of Temotu Province, Nelson Omar Menale had criticised the recent trip to Honiara by the member of the provincial non-executive, Fr.Brown Beu, as suspicious. Premier Menale said his Executive strongly hold the view that Fr. Beu should be closely monitored to ensure he does not indulge in activities contrarily to good governance. Premier Menale…

Search on for five missing at sea

A SEARCH for five people missing at sea between Ulawa Island and Small Malaita is continuing since it was mounted last Friday. Coastal villagers throughout the country have been alerted to look out for a fibre glass outboard motor powered canoe with five people on board. The canoe was believed to have left Ulawa Island…

Bed bugs plague Honiara

BED bugs are reported spreading like a plague in many parts of east Honiara. Reports reaching this paper said the bug is rapidly spreading into residential homes in the eastern part of the city is increasingly becoming a concern to many residents. The carnivorous blood sucking insect has been on the increase, invading many homes…

Sikua warns gov’t to respect TPA

LEADER of Independent Group in Parliament, Dr Derek Sikua, has cautioned the DCC government to remain within the bounds of the Townsville Peace Agreement (TPA). This is in relation to the $3million cash payment made to ex-combatants – a partial payment of a $300 million promised to the Ex-Militants of Malaita and Guadalcanal Provinces. Dr…

Physical exercise is best medicine

REGULAR physical exercise has been recommended as the best medicine for a healthy body. A senior officer from the None Communicable Diseases (NCD) department of the Ministry of Health and Medical Services said regular exercise such as walking and household chores that released fats from the body through sweats is the best cure for physical…

Chief condemns illegal acts of youths

STOPPING vehicles on roads and asking for money by youths in Honiara must be addressed as the criminal activity is becoming a big concern to vehicle owners in the city. Chief Frank Robolite’e from east Honiara said this criminal activity practiced by youths at night on vehicle drivers at feeder roads in many suburban community…

PM hits back

Be like real statesmen, Sogavare tells senior citizens PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare has hit out at three senior citizens who condemned his government’s pay-out of $3 million to ex-militants on Christmas Eve. Sir Allan Kemakeza, Sir Paul Tovua, and Joses Tuhanuku were three of the nation’s top leaders who helped bring an end to the…