Deepening Relations on Gender Issues in Palau

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2015 16 Days Campaign officially opens

THE 2015 16 Days of Activism against gender-based  violence against women and girls in the country was officially opened yesterday. Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare officially opened the event on Wednesday. According to the organizing committee, the campaign started yesterday and will end on 10th of December. “Gender-based violence is a serious problem in the country…

Opposition says PM suffers from amnesia

THE Parliamentary Opposition Group has hit back at the Prime Minister’s response regarding the $387 million Kilufi’i hospital project. The Prime Minister on Tuesday has described the $387 million figure as laughable, questioning where the Opposition got its figures from. But in a statement, the Opposition Group said it is a pity that the Prime…

Land use planning workshop underway

Land Use Planning is becoming one of the most important areas that communities’need to be well versed with says the permanent secretary of the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (MAL) Jimi Saelea. Speaking at the Community- Based Land Use Planning Training of Trainers Workshop which is currently underway at the Iron Bottom Sound Hotel in…

Local contractors to mend roads

TWO local contractors have been awarded contracts to fix roads in two area of the city. The Rapid Employment Project Sub Component 1A – Road and Maintenance has awarded contracts for road maintenance and rehabilitation on Friday. HEMGRO General Maintenance & Services and J.P Construction will be doing the improvement and maintenance contracts, respectively, for…

‘Children needs more than just food, clothing’

Treasuring children is more than just the provision of basic needs, director of Children’s Development Division Goldie Lusi said. Mr Lusi was speaking on behalf of the Minister of Women Youth, Children and Family Affairs (MWYCFA) yesterday at the multi-purpose hall during the celebration of the Universal Children’s Day. “In our celebration today (Tuesday), we…

‘Fiu bridge needs urgent fixing’

A large bridge some 20 kilometers north of Malaita’s headquarter Auki, needs urgent attention, residents said. The Fiu River Bridge links the Northern population of Malaita to Auki and the heavy downpour early this year has affected the road and the bridge. It deteriorated further during recent heavy downpours to a state of near separation…

SICCI conducts governance training

SOLOMON Islands Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SICCI) is currently conducting a cooperate governance workshop at the Iron Bottom Sound (IBS), in Honiara starting yesterday. The weeklong workshop is targeting the Board of Directors and directors of various businesses in the country that are members of SICCI. It is an SICCI initiative to conduct cooperate…