New hydro project proposed for Longu

A NEW hydro project has been proposed for Longu district in the East-Central Guadalcanal region. This was revealed by the Constituency Development Officer (CDO) Joseph Atkin in an interview on Tuesday. Mr Atkin said, the proposed hydro project is another development option for the constituency to allow the communities access reliable power energy in East…

Community prepares for disaster in mock exercise

AS part of a Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) plan, mock exercise has been conducted at Koleasi in North East Guadalcanal recently by World Vision Solomon Islands (WVSI). A statement from World Vision said, since last year’s devastating floods, World Vision has been working to help Guadalcanal communities prepare for disasters. The project, funded by the…

FFA centre turns courtroom for IUU practice cases

PACIFIC prosecutors and Fisheries officials are putting Illegal fishers on trial this week. They’ve transformed the FFA Conference Centre venue into a moot-courtroom with role plays around scenarios involving illegal fishing boats accused of breaking their license rules in Pacific EEZs. FFA’s MCS Policy Advisor Peter Graham became courtroom bailiff and Legal Advisors Dr Filimon…

Beauty contestants voice against violence

Miss Solomon Islands Beauty Pageants have raised their voice to stop domestic violence against women and children. They raised their voice after visiting the victims of domestic violence at the Christian Care Centre at Tenaru yesterday. The beauty pageants said, it was sad thing for them to see women and children having gone through hard…

World Toilet Day 2015: new World Bank report finds severe lack of access to water & sanitation

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Beauty pageant parade today

THE main event for the Miss Solomon Beauty Pageant will start today with a float parade from Rove to Lawson Tama stadium. The parade is expected to be colourful as eight contestants will make their public appearance on each float along the main road to Lawson Tama. Leading the parade will be Miss Red Mason,…

MSG investment roadshow and trade fair underway

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Lomo: Take me to court

Sacked PS defends his personal wealth A SACKED permanent secretary has challenged those who accused him of amassing his properties using stolen public funds to take him to court. Francis Lomo, who was terminated in June this year from the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Communication and Aviation, was speaking for the first time…