FOR Verakoukou Village in Sahalu ward West Guadalcanal, 19 November marked an incredible achievement. On World Toilet Day, the community celebrated its No Open Defecation status. Verakoukou is the first village in the ward to achieve this status. It is also a huge step forward in improving the health, resilience, and wellbeing of its people and Solomon Islands as a whole.
MINISTER for Justice and Legal Affairs Makario Tagini said that appealed election petition decisions need a specially instituted Court of Appeal.
The Solomon Islands' government is considering a ban on social media platform Facebook, citing deterioration in civic behaviour and access to harmful information as instigating factors. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) condemns the proposed attack on freedom of expression, accountability, and access to information.
OFFICERS of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) at the Gizo Police Station in Western Province have arrested a 26-year-old man for allegedly stabbing his first cousin brother at Patu Village on Ranogga Island in Western Province on 17 November 2020.