HCC Queen

Honiara City Council (HCC) now has a Queen representative in the upcoming Miss Solomon Islands beauty pageant.  She is Miss Theresa Rikoaia. The City Council secured the sponsorship for the young lady, Tuesday for a total of $27, 000. After securing the sponsorship     Miss Rikoaia who is now the new Miss Honiara City Council assured…

Sikua supports PAC recommendation

LEADER of Independent Group in Parliament, Dr Derek Sikua supports Public Accounts Committee (PAC’s) first recommendation that the Ministry of Public Service to start developing accountants through both tertiary education scholarships and IPAM. Dr Sikua gave his nod when speaking during the motion to consider the Public Accounts Committee Report on the Inquiry into the…

USP, AUT seek closer Pacific journalism, research ties

 Auckland University of Technology Journalism Professor Dr David Robie paid a courtesy visit to Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research and International, Professor Derrick Armstrong, to discuss possible areas of collaboration.  Professor Robie’s trip to USP was jointly sponsored by the USP Research Office and the Faculty of Arts Law and Education. He was the keynote speaker at…

Schools receive iron roofing

TWO primary schools and a community high school in Vatukulau ward in South Guadalcanal are proud recipients of a total of 72 iron roofing. These were purchased using ward grants. The schools that are going to become the beneficiaries of the iron roofings include Malagheti Primary School, Ngalipapa Primary School and Kuma Community High School.…

Panatina CHS graduation tomorrow

PANATINA community high school (CHS) in East Honiara will hold its graduation ceremony tomorrow. The event will be held at the Solomon Islands National University (SINU) Panatina campus pavilion. The official program will start at 9am to 2pm and as usual with a colorful parade and then followed by a number of speeches. Attending the…

Annual 16 days of activism starts

PREPARATION for the annual 16 days of activism against gender-based violence campaign is progressing in Honiara. The global campaign will run from November 25th to 10th of December this year. “The Ministry of Women, Youth, Children and Family Affairs is the leading organiser of the national campaign,” chairperson Sarah Buka told the Solomon Star yesterday.…

Event to advocate FPA 2014 commencement

THE upcoming 2015 16 days of activism would also be used as an opportunity to advocate for the commencement of the Family Protection Act (FPA) 2014. Ministry of Women, Youth, Children and Family Affairs is organising the campaign. “The main intention behind advocating for the commencement of the FPA is that the Solomon islands has…

Gender workshop for media workers

A TWO days training for media workers to report on Gender based violence against women and girls is set to start tomorrow. The workshop will run from Thursday to Friday. “This training is part of UN Women’s activities towards ending violence facing women and girls in the country,” project Coordinator for Solomon Islands Atenasi Wasuka…