Panatina CHS graduation tomorrow

PANATINA community high school (CHS) in East Honiara will hold its graduation ceremony tomorrow. The event will be held at the Solomon Islands National University (SINU) Panatina campus pavilion. The official program will start at 9am to 2pm and as usual with a colorful parade and then followed by a number of speeches. Attending the…

Annual 16 days of activism starts

PREPARATION for the annual 16 days of activism against gender-based violence campaign is progressing in Honiara. The global campaign will run from November 25th to 10th of December this year. “The Ministry of Women, Youth, Children and Family Affairs is the leading organiser of the national campaign,” chairperson Sarah Buka told the Solomon Star yesterday.…

Event to advocate FPA 2014 commencement

THE upcoming 2015 16 days of activism would also be used as an opportunity to advocate for the commencement of the Family Protection Act (FPA) 2014. Ministry of Women, Youth, Children and Family Affairs is organising the campaign. “The main intention behind advocating for the commencement of the FPA is that the Solomon islands has…

Gender workshop for media workers

A TWO days training for media workers to report on Gender based violence against women and girls is set to start tomorrow. The workshop will run from Thursday to Friday. “This training is part of UN Women’s activities towards ending violence facing women and girls in the country,” project Coordinator for Solomon Islands Atenasi Wasuka…

Our Telekom supports Seif Ples

OUR Telekom has signed a three years deal with Seif Ples to support its continuous programs and campaigns to minimize violence against women and girls in the country. The agreement will see Our Telekom supporting the non-government organization to broadcast through text message campaigns to all Our Telekom customers which is well over 270,000. Apart…

Telekom to address call interruptions

Our Telekom says the sudden drop in calls and silence during phone conversation is an issue they strive to stop. This was in response to complaints raised by Our Telekom mobile subscribers, who expressed their frustrations on communication breakdown, disturbing background sounds and muted conversations. Last week press conference senior officials of the company told…

Landowners encouraged to invest

GUADALCANAL provincial government has encouraged landowning groups to venture into more investment whenever theres opportunity. Guadalcanal provincial Premier Bartholomew Vavanga highlighted this on Monday at the official opening of the new fuel depot at Point Cruz. Guadalcanal Plains Resource Development Company Limited (GPRDCL) is operating the fuel station on lease from South Pacific Oil Limited…

“Be faithful witness”

“Be faithful witness, by loving God and loving your neighbour,” Archbishop Adrian Smith sm, strongly emphasised this during the Confirmation Eucharistic Celebration in the Holy Family parish – Kukum. Forty two candidates were confirmed by his Grace on the 15th November, 2015. The entrance procession was led by the dancing group from Burn’s Creek Catholic…

PM’s leadership & support to UNDP lauded

A team of United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) analysts has paid a courtesy call to Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare, Tuesday. The visit was to express appreciation for the fine leadership he has demonstrated in advocating for good governance as well as the cooperation and partnership that the Democratic Coalition for Change Government has provided in…