LOGGING, SEXUAL ABUSE IN MALAITA

Report: Victims young as 12 By BIRA’AU WILSON SAENIIn Auki  SEXUAL exploitation of local girls and women is a major concern in Malaita province, a newly published research report has revealed. The newly published report by WorldFish, which assesses the local impacts of logging on food security, fisheries, and well-being in Malaita revealed stories of…

Guadalcanal, Makira days celebrated

Students and teachers of Visale community high School and DIVIT rural training Centre in Northwest Guadalcanal have marked Guadalcanal and Makira days together in style, for the first time. On Friday the two schools organised a time out for the students and teachers to come together and celebrate the two important days for the two…

SICCI hosts training in Gizo

Businesses in and around Gizo, Western province last week on August 2-3 2018 benefited from a ‘Marketing and Customer Service’ training workshop. The two-day training was delivered by the Solomon Islands Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SICCI) in its continuous efforts to connect with businesses in the provinces. Its their third visit to Gizo as…

70 homes for Sikaiana families

A TOTAL of 70 houses built under the housing scheme of Malaita Outer Island (MOI) constituency have been completed, says Member of Parliament (MP) Martin Kealoe. In an exclusive interview on Thursday, Kealoe said these 70 houses were from the island of Sikaiana alone. Mr Kealoe described the completion of the family homes as ‘a…

Special voting booth for people with disabilities

People with Disability will have special booths at every polling station during the upcoming national general election. This was confirmed by the Chief Electoral Officer Mose Saitala during a press conference to mark the partnership between Solomon Islands Electoral Commission (SIEC), Strengthening the Electoral Cycle in Solomon Islands Phase II (SECSIP), Solrice and People with…

PNG helps with medical supplies

Papua New Guinea government has stepped into support the country with medical supplies. The office of the prime minister & cabinet (OPMC) received the consignments of medical supplies. The medical supplies were handed over by the PNG government through its high commission office in Honiara on Thursday. The five cartons of medical supplies contained 23…

Gizo breeds local CRB species

WESTERN Province’s Agriculture office has confirmed that a local Coconut Rhinoceros beetle species is present in the western end of Gizo town. Chief Field Officer Allen Takanunu said, the beetle in Gizo is a local species common in the Pacific Islands. However, it is easy to control by biological means, and is different from the…

Youths to clean-up Gizo town

SIX Youth groups within the Gizo Township will commence a thorough clean-up campaign in the Western Provincial capital this week. This is ahead of the tour date for the famous cruise ship, Pacific Eden, this month. Western Province Environmental Health Inspector Merilyn Vana, told the Solomon Star Gizo that her office has engaged youth groups…

Briefing on national security strategy

The national security division of the Ministry of Police National Security and Correctional Services met on Wednesday at Parliament with the Parliamentary Committee on Police & Security to brief them on the progress work in formulating and development the national security strategy. Attending the meeting were the chairman of the committee Member of Parliament for…