Dance competitions feature in Auki show

A series of dance competitions organised as part of the Auki road show by Origin Energy Solomon Islands (OESI) and Island Enterprises Limited (IEL) has very much hyped and attracted the Auki public. Over the three day road show, two dance competitions have been staged with the winners all bagging home 2 burner gas stoves,…

Woodford student scores top results in Cambridge awards

A Solomon Islands student from Woodford International School has received a prestigious award from Cambridge International Examinations to acknowledge her outstanding performance in the November 2013 Cambridge International General Certificate of Secondary Education examination series. Cambridge Top in the World awards recognise the success of learners who have achieved the highest standard mark in the…

Huge potential for coconut here

The Trade Expo Solomon Islands Committee last week began a series of visitation to local producers as part of the committee’s preparation for this year’s Trade Expo. Mid this week the chairman of the local organizing Committee, Redley Raramo met with the Kokonut Pacific Solomon Islands Management team at their home at Lungga and having…

Trade expo 2014 moved

The 2014 Trade Expo Solomon Islands Committee Chairman Redley Raramo says his committee has agreed to move the Trade Expo to 6th – 11th July 2014. “The reason was for convenient purposes,” Raramo explained. “The Trade Expo was initially planned to begin on Friday 4th to 9th July, but the committee wanted to involve everyone…

Call to serve – a free choice

Pollyann Lepping shares her reflections on being a volunteer It was fun to be young and single and do crazy stuff, running wild and free. But it is empty when you do not answer your call. I was the wild one in my family and then felt a tug – being pulled to a life…

Health talk for Faiako students

Students of Faiako Primary School in West Kwara’ae were fortunate to have received a visit and health talk from the YOPP Project Team from Save the Children. Project Facilitator Jerry Malefo told the Sunday Star that the awareness program was part of Save The Children’s Community and Health outreach programme. “We provide health awareness and…

Rotary donates new baby packs

A newborn baby is a celebration for everyone in a family, and Rotary are joining in these cheers by a donation of newborn packs at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Tetare, Guadalcanal.  These packs, designed to make life a little cosier for the bubs, included a tote bag filled with things a newborn may need,…

Reporters take a lesson in tweeting their news

Fiji journalist Serafina Silaitoga can barely wait to get home to start blogging and tweeting. She has had a crash course in social media as part of a five-week program that has visited the Border Friday. The Fiji Times bureau chief is one of 11 south-west Pacific journalists on a five-week professional development program tour…

A young voice against violence

Filomina Aihunu is a teenager who grew up in Honiara. Like other teenagers, Filomina has seen and heard for herself domestic violence happening at home. Her choice to become one of those young advocators against all forms of gender base violence then was no coincidence. “I have experience it myself and it’s not good,” Filomina…