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Media seminar held successfully

A one day media seminar organised by Catholic Communication Solomons for members of Holy cross ministries was completed successfully at the Catholic communication apartment on Saturday.

Central Pacific Shipping Commission calls for partnership

SPC: 'Freight rates are lower, the frequency of services to our countries is increasing and there is evidence that our people are happier with shipping services,’ says the Chair of the Central Pacific Shipping Commission, Thomas Heine, Marshall Islands Minister for Transportation and Communication, at the opening of the CPSC annual meeting held in the Suva office of the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) last week (21–23 October).

Tourism training conducted for Marau operators

A Four days tourism training funded by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism was held in Marau, East Guadalcanal over the weekend.

Gold Ridge project at peril

St Barbara has warned that the tailings dam at its largely abandoned Gold Ridge mine in central Guadalcanal is at risk of being breached in the approaching wet season.

Women share local skills

The Women Friendly Spaces (WFS) program set up by World Vision Solomon Islands (WVSI) following the April 3 floods is providing an opportunity for elder women in Guadalcanal Plains to transfer indigenous skills and knowledge to younger women and is a place where new friendships are formed.

Record 12 fishing vessels under FFA investigations

Operation Kurukuru ends 

BSP opens 19th ATM

Band South Pacific (BSP) has opened its 19th ATM in the country at the Family Market Pharmacy at Central Market, the country busiest and biggest market, Friday.

Aust thanked for help to West Papua

The Australia West Papua Association thanks the Australian government for endorsing a petition for greater journalistic access to the Papuan territory under Indonesian administration.

Sumitomo lodges appeal case

JAPANESE mining giant Sumitomo Ltd last Friday lodged a notice with the Court of Appeal to challenge the recent High Court ruling of its case against Axiom Mining Ltd.

U.S. embassy to recognise women of courage

Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea:  The U.S. Embassy is encouraging people in Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, and Vanuatu to nominate exceptional women for U.S. Secretary of State’s International Woman of Courage Award.  This award honors women who are making history in their countries and communities.  The U.S. Embassy encourages nominations of awesome women who have worked to better their societies, fight discrimination or strife, resolve conflicts, as well as those who have taken risks to run for office or break down barriers in order to promote positive change.