Dorcas members congratulate new Minister

MEMBERS of the Honiara District (HONDIS) Dorcas Federation have congratulated the newly appointed Minister of Women, Youth and Children Affairs Lanelle Tanangada. Mrs Tanangada was sworn-in as the new Minister last week to look after the Ministry for the next two months. The post became vacant after the ousting for former Minister Freda Tuki after…

Undersea cable to be ready by 2019

Australian High Commissioner Roderick Brazier says that submarine cable to deliver faster internet service will be ready at the end of 2019 for service. He was speaking during a brief visit onboard the RV Northern Endeavors over the weekend. The ship is currently in the country to survey the domestic routes where the cables will…

PM’s Sunday service at Wesley United

PRIME Minister (PM) Rick Hou and Madam Rachel Hou on Sunday have joined the Wesley United Church congregation for fellowship. This is part of the Prime Minister and Madam Rachel’s Church program in visiting different Churches and denominations in Honiara. Reverend Benjamin who ministered the word of God last Sunday has shared from the Gospel…

MMF: Stop becoming dependent

PRESIDENT of Malaita Ma’asina Forum (MMF) Martin Housanau says Solomon Islands leaders must have the courage to make decisions of their own for the betterment of the country and its people. Mr Housanau said as a political independent country all the decisions made at the upper level must not be determined by donors and foreigners…

HIGH LEVEL VISIT

AN eight member team from the Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) Board of Directors are in the country for a five days visit to discuss ADB’s continued support to the country’s development. Members of the team arrived in the country last Sunday and will be engaged in their official program in the country as of today…

Students shine at Journalism awards night

The 18th USP Journalism Students Awards ended on a high note at Laucala campus on Friday night with 14 awards and more than $6000 in cash prizes given out for excellence in journalism. Students from Solomon Islands left a memorable impression, taking the top honour in most of the categories. Final-year journalism students, Elizabeth Osifelo…

PEACEFUL PROTEST PLANNED

PARENTS of Honiara Integrated Primary School (HIPS) are planning to stage a peaceful protest to the Honiara City Council (HCC) Mayor Andrew Mua and his administration. This is part of a number of resolutions and way forward to resolve the ongoing saga with Mayor Mua over the decision to relocate the school. The resolutions were…