Participants commend EVAWG training

PARTICIPANTS that attended the five days Ending Violence Against Women and Girls (EVAWG) said that the training was really helpful. A workshop on Primary Prevention in the Pacific was held at the CYP Leaf Hut, Panatina Campus last week and ended on Thursday. It was a UN – SIG Joint Initiative working to end violence…

Students forum successful

AN INTERACTIVE seminar which brings together local students and academics studying and working at the University of the South Pacific (USP), Laucala campus in Fiji was successfully conducted over the weekend. FARAILA was a new initiative by the current Solomon Islands Students Association (SISA) executive, led by president, Anthony Maelasi. It was organized to help…

Mono wants logging out

The Honiara based Mono community is calling on the commissioner of Forest Reeves Moveni to terminate the agro-forestry operations on their island. Community representative, Michael Kalanuma told this paper that the issue has gone out of hand and they want the company’s agro-forestry licenses be terminated soon. He said, there have been growing issues overtime…

Search for young leaders on again

Following the huge success of this year’s inaugural Queen’s Young Leaders Awards at Buckingham Palace in June, the search is on to find the next 60 exceptional young people from across the Commonwealth to become the Queen’s Young Leaders of 2016. If you, or someone you know, is doing inspirational work in their community, apply…

Gov’t commends new fuel company

The Government has commended Solomon Fuel and Gas Company (SFG) for opening its new fuel depot at Lungga on Friday. SFG was a local company and a third player in the energy sector. Special Secretary to the Prime Minister Rence Sore said this was a substantive vestment. “I congratulate you for this substantive investment,” he…

Missing fishermen found alive

The two fishermen from Taro, Choiseul province, who went missing at sea a week  ago  have been found alive. Police say the duo landed safely on Nuguria island close to Tasmania island, an atoll group of islands north of Bougainville. Police Commander ,Taro police station, Rolland Kopo said both men were reportedly safe but are…

Company Haus refused release of FSII files

The Government’s attempt to deregister Forum Solomon Islands International (FSII), an independent public watch dog organisation, had been hampered by a refusal from the Company Haus, to hand over official documents about FSII. Company Haus was reported to have refused a request to access the files by the Ministry of Finance and Treasury. It was…

MMF intends to meet PM

Malaita Ma’asina Forum (MMF) plans to meet with the Prime Minister (PM) to address issues hindering development in government’s prioritised projects for Malaita. Speaking to the media on Monday at the Mendana Hotel MMF president Charles Dausabea said they are preparing to hold talks with the PM to address some matters of land disputes that…

MP unhappy with change

Member of Parliament (MP) for Temotu VATUD constituency has expressed disappointment over the recent government decision to reshuffle her portfolio. Speaking to the Solomon Star on Monday the only female MP Freda Tuki Soriacomua said, she was not informed about the move to shift her from Ministry of Rural Development to the Ministry of Woman,…