SIWIBA acknowledges Gala night sponsors

Solomon Islands Women in Business Association (SIWIBA) has successfully hosted its first ever Corporate Event with their Gala Night Launch on Thursday at the Monarch Bar  & Grill, IBS. The launching was well attended by corporate houses around Honiara, who braved the rain  and enjoyed the night with SIWIBA  who received Corporate Sponsorships that will…

‘Red Cadim Vaelens’ campaign in Malaita

LIVE & Learn organisation based in Honiara is set to kick off the RED CADIM VAELENS project in Malaita province by educating rural people there about violence issues. Two officers from the organisation have traveled to the province to carry out assessment on the level of people’s understanding on violence and 16 days of activism…

Hope for an end to gender-based violence

With the 16 Days of Activism due to end tomorrow World Vision is calling on authorities and development partners to start focusing on solutions, rather than simply talking about the statistics of gender-based violence. “We are well informed that the level of gender-based violence in this country is very high, but now it is time…

Rubbish disposal dump condemned

FORUM SOLOMON Islands International (FSII) has strongly condemned disposal of rubbish in the central business district of Honiara city describing it as plain public disgrace. Forum Solomon Islands international says it had captured on camera two large rubbish bins being filled both inside and outside damped in the area. It says the picture also confirms…

Communities practise horticulture

ABOUT 51 communities around the country under the South Sea Evangelical Church (SSEC) have successfully learnt and practice the method of horticulture this year. One of the latest villages to learn about this fortnight ago was Buiano village in west Kwara’ae, Malaita province. Horticulture is a method of planting flowers around homes and properties. SSEC…

TOWER presents profit payment to ANZ

TOWER Insurance has paid ANZ bank its profit share of $211,411. In a brief ceremony the TOWER Insurance country manager, Jeremy Masalo, presented the cheque  to ANZ Solomon Islands CEO, Geoffrey Buchanan. TOWER Insurance is the underwriter for ANZ. A statement from the bank said, the payment was the culmination of a profitable partnership within…

Auki power distribution upgraded

Power outages in Auki will no longer be a problem after work on ‘distribution networks’ by Solomon Power was completed in Auki last week. Solomon Power Auki station master Joseph Keniore said, it is a sort of a blessing for the province as these projects does not come easily. The distribution network upgrade is primarily…

Solomon Power boosts power supply

SOLOMON Power, formerly Solomon Islands Electricity Authority (SIEA), has commissioned its new Power Station, which includes four new 2.5 megawatt (MW) generators at Lunga, east Honiara, Monday. The event came as SIEA formally switched its name to Solomon Power. Minister of Mines, Energy and Rural Electrification, David Dei Pacha, Ministry of Finance and Treasury permanent…