‘THANKS AND SORRY’

Bougainvilleans thankful for hospitality, say sorry for causing trouble By ANDREW FANASIA WORDS cannot express the feeling and emotion when Demas Parau expressed his appreciation to the people and the government of Solomon Islands for sheltering Bougainvilleans during the darkest history of their country. Parau, the President of the Bougainville Solomon Islands Association (BSIA) in…

Honiara-based Bougainvilleans cast votes

THE Bougainvilleans in Honiara have finally had their opportunity to cast their votes as part of the Bougainville Referendum. The two-day voting started on Thursday at the Papua New Guinea (PNGs) High Commission head office in Honiara with only two options, whether to vote for independence or for autonomy. A lot of Bougainvilleans made their way…

BECS stages graduation, prize giving day

BISHOP Epalle Catholic School (BECS) in West Honiara has staged its annual graduation and Prize giving ceremony, Thursday. The theme for the graduation ceremony was“You are called for a mission. The ceremony features presentation of Academic awards, presentation of certificates, presentation of non-academic awards and presentation of prestigious awards for both primary and secondary students. Guest…

DIVIT RTC held graduation

DIVIT Rural Training Centre (RTC) in North West Guadalcanal on Thursday held its 2019 annual graduation ceremony with 30 students completing their studies. At the ceremony 19 students received their certificates in the area of life skills, two with carpentry and 9 with agriculture certificates to make it 30 in total. In her opening speech, School…

San Isidro stages graduation

SAN Isidro Christian Care Centre in Visale, North West Guadalcanal has successfully held its 2019 annual graduation over the weekend.  The graduation began with a procession, followed by a Holy Mass conducted by Retired Bishop Adrian Smith, speeches and presentation of certificates and equipment.  North West Guadalcanal Solomon Star Stringer John Toki said a total…

Sir David installed as 7th Chief SI Scouts

Governor General (GG) Sir Rt Rev David Vunagi has been installed as the Seventh Chief Scout of the Solomon Islands Scout Association (SISA). Sir Rt Rev David was installed on Thursday by the Solomon Islands’ Scout Association (SISA) with the assistance of visiting top officials from the Asia Pacific Regional Office of World Organisation of the Scout…

Push for Self rule

Malaita Provincial Premier Daniel Suidani assures Malaita public that MARA government is willing to push behind the idea of self-determination for Malaita province. Premier Suidani made the announcement on Thursday in a public forum held at the Auki central market after Malaita provincial executive received a submission from Malaita for Democracy (M4D) on Wednesday urging MARA…

RSIPF supports Shortland women for 16 days of activism

Officers of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) supported women in the Shortland Islands Western Province to coordinate the 16 days activism against Gender Based Violence (GBV) campaign at Nila Catholic Mission on 25 November 2019. Police Forward Command Post (PFCP) Commander, Kulitanai Chief Superintendent Mathias Lenialu says, “About 200 women, youth and children…

16 Days Activism program launched in Gizo

SEVERAL hundreds of women in and around Gizo, Western province came together on Monday to launch the 16 days of activism against gender based violence. It was led by the Ministry of Youth, Women Children and Family Affairs (WYCFA) and supported by UN Woman, Safenet and a number of non government organisations.   The event started…