SSEC youth plans youth centre

THE Honiara South Sea Evangelical Church (SSEC) youth association is looking to build a youth centre in Honiara soon. The youth Coordinator Freddie Luiramo told the Solomon Star that funding for this plan is in the pipeline. “Honiara SSEC youth association has about 40 youth groups so this youth centre should in the best interest…

Regional report card shows the way forward

In September world leaders adopted the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda to succeed the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). According to the 2015 Pacific Regional MDGs Tracking report, Forum island countries made considerable progress towards achieving the goals but challenges remain. A majority of the countries achieved universal primary education and were successful in reducing child mortality.…

Govt vows to support future statistic projects

Ministry of Finance and Treasury assures National statistic stakeholder’s that Ministry will continue to support future key national projects of National Statistic Office (NSO) in the country. The assurance was delivered by Permanent Secretary of Finance and Treasury Harry on behalf of the Minister  at the launching of the 2012-2013 Household Income and expenditure survey…

Importance of data highlighted

The very importance of collecting, having available updated official statistic data has been highlighted as essential towards achieving social economic development goals of Solomon Islands. Ministry of Finance and Treasury Permanent Secretary, Harry Kuma said this during the launching of the 2012 – 2013 Household Income and Expenditure Survey (HIES) Reports Findings on Friday. “Data…

Threat from coconut syndrome monitored

Solomon Islands is still monitoring the threat of Bogia Coconut Syndrome (BCS) disease at the international boarder in Shortland from entering the country. The disease found in Madang province, Papua New Guinea in 2013, is caused by a phytoplasma that not only affects coconuts but also banana and betel nuts. Minister of Agriculture and Livestock,…

Time to develop the Fashion industry

Need to develop fashion industry IT’S time to develop the country’s fashion industry and support fashion producers. That’s the message the president of the Association of Solomon Islanders in Creative Fashion Justina Radclyffe delivered this week while welcoming guests at the opening of Solomons Fashion Week 2015.  Mrs Radclyffe said that it was the nature…

Training for ministerial planners

MINISTERIAL planners from various government ministries underwent a training at the Institute of Public Administration and Management (IPAM) training room, last week. The UNDP’s Pacific Risk Resilience Programme (PRRP) in partnership with the Ministry of Development Planning and Aid Coordination (MDPAC) organised the training for all Ministerial planners across all the sectors. “This training will…

TDP back in action

THE Trade Dispute Panel (TDP) has so far heard about 70 industrial disputes since it started its normal hearing end of last month. The hearings commenced on October 27 following the appointment of Trade Dispute Panel’s new chairlady, Natalie Kesaka. She hears industrial grievances twice a week on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. On Tuesday, Mrs Kesaka…