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September 22nd, 2019
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September 22nd, 2019
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September 22nd, 2019
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September 21st, 2019
POLICE Chief Matthew Varley is calling on ...

SICTU appeals for ...

September 21st, 2019
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Manele leaves for ...

September 21st, 2019
THE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and External ...

PM CLARIFIES SWITCH

September 21st, 2019
Sogavare finally explains decision to recognize ...

Youths seek dialog ...

September 20th, 2019
RECENT support openly declared by the Western ...

Govt hails US ...

September 20th, 2019
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Call to repair ...

September 20th, 2019
PASSENGERS and Transport operators along the East ...
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Violence against women real here

The 16 days activism of all forms violence against women, which fell on 26th November (White Ribbon Day) to 11th December this year, once again reminded us of how serious the problem is in our communities.

We all benefit when women’s rights are upheld

Visiting the Family Violence Support Centre at the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands in Honiara provided a clear reminder that gender empowerment and gender equality are priorities of Australia’s foreign policy.

Women advance in distant islands

Reuters: WOMEN’S political representation in the Pacific Islands region is globally the lowest at 3.65 percent, compared to the world average of 18 percent.

Women engaged in road work

THE Ministry of Infrastructure Development (MID) is currently rehabilitating the existing St Martin feeder road, Central Guadalcanal over a distance of 8.5 km.

SIEA – beyond power outrage

The public outcry of SIEA unreliable power supply will continue unless SI government is serious of considering alternative interventional plan from its current setting. 

Climate change a moral responsibility

This Paper (Solomon Star) just recently has carried a story about the people of Lord Howe and Ontong Java Atolls wanting to build a church building even when the islands are facing the unpredictable threats of the rising sea level.

Discourage army presence at festival venue

Solomon Islands for the last 10 or so years had come under a lot of suspicion concerning its security as the result of the recent ethnic tension. 

Visitors commend festival, SI

Self commendation is no praise, but for the Festival of Pacific Arts (FOPA) Organizing Committee to have a sense of gloom and doom and constant self-condemnation; with a sense that they have failed the Region, Solomon Islands and our people by not producing the best, may have been just becoming paranoiac on the part of the Committee and the Government. After speaking to a number of journalists from the region and beyond, contrary to that self-inflicted perception, there are positive indications that we may somehow have produced what could be the biggest and best ever Festival of Pacific Arts.

An anti-corruption success story

Transparency Solomon Islands (TSI) in its ongoing efforts to raise people's awareness on corruption would like to share a success story of a complaint handled by the TSI Advocacy & Legal Advice Centre (ALAC).

Whose voice are you tuning on to?

As a regular writer of this page, I too would like to acknowledge and commend our government, including the various ministries and members of the parliament who were directly involved in this festival, chairperson and members of the organizing committee, other subsidiary committees and their members, the police department and officers, the different groups of people who constructed the houses and everything in all the festival centers, the experts of the lighting system and flares, Solomon Islands participants, and the public of Honiara and the country.