Market vendors in Gizo mark big day

GIZO Market Vendors Association (GMVA) along with women from the surrounding islands of Western Province celebrated the annual International Women’s Day (IWD) on Monday. The event was colorfully commemorated at the Gizo main market seafront. Chairman of Gizo Market Steering Committee, Minister for Women, Youth and Sport, Council of Women and Women leaders, Plastic Wise…

Australia proud to help advance gender equality here

|The Australia Government said they are proud to help improve gender equality for women and girls in the Solomon Islands. Speaking on behalf of the Australian Government in a celebration to mark International Women’s Day 2021 in Honiara was Julie McCallum, Counsellor for Human Development at the Australian High Commission’s Office in the Solomon Islands.…

HONIARA CITY CLEAN-UP IS EVERYONE’S BUSINESS

DO you notice that Honiara City gets dirtier every year? The ever-growing and widening potholes which turn into “lakes” overtime on our roads simply amplify the ugly image of our city.  So whose responsibility is it to keep our city clean all year round? Is it the Honiara City Council? Is it the national government?…

Premier Gina calls for changes to payment of salaries, other perks

WESTERN PROVINCE Premier David Gina has called for changes to the way salaries and entitlements of Members of the Provincial Assemblies are delivered, saying the present system is unfair. “Our salaries are received from the Ministry of Provincial Government and Institutional Strengthening, while our entitlements are determined by the Parliamentary Entitlement Commission (PEC). “This creates…

MUP to have line Ministries in its new town

The Premier of Makira Ulawa, Julian Maka’a says his Administration has already endorsed the idea for line Ministries to have their quarters built in the Mamaloni Town near the Ngorangora domestic airport. He says the idea will eventuate once Town Planning of Mamaloni Town is completed, hopefully, this year. Mr. Maka’a says turning Mamaloni Town…

Tonafalea: IWD time to empower women

Malaita Provincial Government Minister for women, youth, sport, and children Affairs Ivan Tonafalea has urged men to use the International Women’s Day (IWD) as an opportunity or platform to empower and support women. He mentioned this at the women’s international day celebration in Auki, Monday. He said women need and entrusted men to achieving an…

Airport upgrade underway

WORK on upgrading the Honiara International Airport is now at its ten (10) percent implementation stage. That’s according to the Permanent Secretary (PS) of the Ministry of Communication and Aviation Moses Virivolomo during a live radio talk-back show on Sunday based on the theme ‘Future of Tourism.’ Other members of the panel included: Andrew Nihopara,…

Parliament convenes next week

THE Parliament will convene on Monday 15th March from a long break with Governor General’s (GG) Speech known as the Speech from the Throne the top agenda. That’s according to the National Parliament Clerk’s office, Tuesday.  “Yes, the Parliament will convene next week at 10 am,” the Clerk confirmed. The Clerk further added that following…