Sogavare happy with Suva meetings

PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare has described his meetings with his Fijian counterpart Frank Baenimarama and Foreign Affairs minister Ratu Inoke Kabuabola in Suva, Fiji, as ‘very successful.’ Prime Minister Sogavare is visiting Suva in his capacity as the Chair of the Melanesian Spearhead Group to discuss with his Fiji counterpart issues facing the MSG including…

Smoker kicked out of public bus

AN ill-mannered smoker was kicked out of a public bus this week after fellow passengers bitterly complained to the driver and his conductor. The Solomon Star was told the male passenger was smoking his cigarette when he entered the bus heading from the eastern side into the city. Passengers in the bus voiced their dissatisfaction…

SI launches gender assessment report

With the theme ‘Promise to fairness, zero discrimination’ International Women’s Day was celebrated in Honiara on Tuesday. It also marks the launch of the country gender assessment report supported by the Asian Development Bank (ADB). The Minister for women, youth, children and family affairs – Honourable Freda Soriakomua Tuki, when officiating at the celebrations today…

United to the final

WESTERN United FC has secured a spot for the grand finals of the Telekom S-league (TSL) Championship. This follows their 3-0 win over KOSSA FC yesterday at the Lawson Tama Stadium. A brace by Junior Henry Fa’arodo and goal by Gagame Feni sealed the win for United for the grand final spot. KOSSA did put…

Christian Care Centre wins Australian High Commissioner’s Women’s Day Award

The Australian High Commissioner’s International Women’s Day award was presented to the Christian Care Centre yesterday for their work in helping women and children affected by gender based violence in Solomon Islands. The annual Australian High Commissioner’s International Women’s Day Award recognises inspirational and pioneering Solomon Islands groups and individuals who show leadership, innovation and…

Opposition calls on MDPAC

THE Parliamentary Opposition Group is calling on the Ministry of Development Planning and Aid Coordination (MDPAC) to inform the public which ministries had already submitted their 2016 development budget work plans. To add on, MDPAC must also inform the people accordingly as to which ministries had had their submissions approved. The Opposition made this call…