PM arrives back to huge welcome

Prime Minister (PM) Manasseh Sogavare arrived yesterday from Papua New Guinea (PNG) after on a two weeks overseas tour, attending important regional meetings. In his arrival last Sunday PM was warmly welcomed by the strong supporters of West Papua freedom campaigners, who commended the stand made by Sogavare during the Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) meeting…

SIWIBA acknowledges sea shell training

Many craft-based small businesses begin with a lot of raw materials and creativity like seashell crafting. For Solomon Islands with access to a good source of shells, such as around public and coastal areas, the opportunity to start a business might turn into a handsome profit. The Solomon Islands Women in Business Association (SIWBA) had…

Cultural performance successful

MEMBERS of the visiting Taiwanese Youth Ambassadors yesterday awed students of the Solomon Islands National University (SINU) with the cultural performance. The show kicked off at around 9am to a packed Panatina Pavillion. The show was organized by the Taiwanese government as part of a cultural exchange program. Local cultural students also performed at the…

Suava Bay row resolved

The Suava Bay incident has been resolved after an emotional reconciliation ceremony that took place between the parties involved at Malu’u Station North Malaita last week. Speaking at the reconciliation ceremony, Minister for National Unity, Reconciliation and Peace Hon Sam Maneka jointly shared his heart-felt sympathy and condolence to the situation occurred at Suava Bay…

Community told to use water wisely

PEOPLE living in Wind Valley Community, White River, West of Honiara on Friday have been told to use their water wisely. Officers from the Solomon Water and World Vision Solomons have teamed up to conduct the awareness on water related issues at the community on Friday. More than fifty community members within the community turned-up…

Fiji foreign debt drops

Suva (Fiji Times) – FIJI’S foreign debt stood at $2.96billion at the end of December 31, 2014. This was revealed by the Fiji Bureau of Statistics in their recent update of Fiji’s international investment position. While Fiji’s NIIP stood at -$6.78b at December 31, 2014, the value of overseas Fiji investments was well below the…

Choiseul supports shift to Federalism

CHOISEUL Province has given its unanimous support for the shift to Federalism from the current system. Participants during the awareness on the 2nd 2014 Draft Federal Constitution of Solomon Islands have expressed this. They made this resolution after their consultation meeting on Friday 11th September 2015. There was an air of confidence and satisfaction among…

Women supports state move

Women participants have called for the making of State governments as soon as the Federal system comes into effect. This was during the Choiseul Province’s Awareness on the 2nd 2014 Draft Federal Constitution of Solomon Islands last week. Speaking on behalf of Women participants during the awareness’ closing at Qurusu Hall on Friday 11th September,…