HCC supports women empowerment

THE Honiara City Council (HCC) recognises and supports empowerment of women according to deputy mayor Eddie Ngava. Speaking at the International Women’s Day celebration yesterday, Mr Ngava said HCC is also taking initiatives in encouraging women, on various fronts. “The city council now has a woman appointed councillor, though we would like to see more…

Women with special needs must be recognised: Tana

WOMEN and girls living with disability face a double burden according to the Minister for Women, Youth, Children and Family Affairs. Speaking during the International Women’s Day celebration on Tuesday, Jimson Tana said those people are not only regarded as passive victims but by their very nature and form. The theme of this year’s International…

Vodafone Fiji in top 10 for speed

Fiji Times – VODAFONE Fiji has been ranked the fastest provider of broadband speeds in the Pacific region, beating top mobile providers Vodafone New Zealand, Optus and Telstra in Australia. According to global leader in broadband speed testing, Ookla, Fiji was second to M1 Singapore in the Asia Pacific. The results were based on the…

ISIA releases first annual report

THE Institute of Solomon Islands Accountants [ISIA] took another first step on Tuesday in releasing its first annual report covering the 2013-14 financial year. The President, Roger Townsend, released the report which outlined some of the key successes of the previous year and described some of the challenges facing him and his Council in 2015.…

DCC urge to prioritise tourism

THE Democratic Coalition for Change (DCC) government has been urged to prioritise tourism industry in the country. Gabriel Diau, a public officer said the current government must seriously push for the development of tourism in the country.  He said, tourism is one of the dynamic industries that once government injected much support into it will…

Like honey from the rock…

A HONEY-BEE keeping training was successfully organised last week at Vavanga community on the west coast of Kolombangara, Western province. The training was made possible under a partnership between the Gizo-based Natural Resources Development Foundation (NRDF) and Kolombangara Island Biodiversity Conservation Association (KIBCA). This workshop was the first step in rolling out KIBCA’s Sustainable Livelihood…

Cyclone Pam is here

CYCLONE Pam is now in the country. The Solomon Islands Meteorological Service at 7am on Wednesday issued cyclone warning warning number four for Temotu, Malaita, and Makira-Ulawa provinces. At the same time, the office said a tropical cyclone watch advice remain in force for Rennell & Bellona, Central, Isabel, Western, and Choiseul provinces. “Cyclone Pam…