Dorcas congress ends

THE week-long Docas congress meeting hosted in Afutara, West Kwaio, Malaita province ended peacefully on Tuesday. Members of the Seventh Day Adventist (SDA) Dorcas societies from around the country converged into Afutara for the important meeting. According to the Beverlyn Maega, the Adventist women director within the Solomon Islands Mission (SIM) revealed that it was…

Maneka strengthens relationship with communities

FORMER Minister for Mines, Energy and Rural Electrification and Member of Parliament (MP) for North Guadalcanal Constituency has strengthened his relationship with the Baravule Community in North Guadalcanal yesterday. A moving ceremony was held between the Baravule Church Community and MP Samson Maneka. Exchange of chupu and words of encouragement from each community leaders, church…

Tender for Auki tar-sealing in progress

DETERIORATING roads in Auki, Malaita Province will soon be repaired again. Vehicle owners have been calling for road repair within Auki Township. Malaita premier Peter Ramohia said the process to put out tender is in progress. “We still have no contractor identified but as soon as that is done, the contractor will start the job.”…

SIPTCC trains more literacy trainers

A NON-Government organisation, Solomon Islands Peace and Traumatic Counselling Centre (SIPTCC) is organising its second literacy training. A weeklong training of trainers is in progress at the Development Services Exchange (DSE) centre, China Town. The training which started on Monday and ends tomorrow, aims to equip more people to carry out literacy trainings in communities.…

Regional eye clinic ready to open doors

THE newly built eye centre at the National Referral Hospital compound is set to open on 22 July, providing free eye care to all Solomon Islanders. Collaboration between the governments of Solomon Islands and New Zealand, with eye care charity The Fred Hollows Foundation NZ, the centre will have a significant impact on avoidable blindness…

Who judge our judges?

IT depends on individual interpretations, but for me, I personally think court judges should be judged by the public. Judges are specialists who are good in their own tasks but they are humans too and their decisions should not always be trusted because they can be erred in their judgments at times and of course…

“An extraordinary speech PM”

The 37th Independence Anniversary Speech delivered by the Prime Minister was one of the most outstanding speeches of our time, a speech that would not be easily forgotten by many entrepreneurs, academics, diplomats and leaders of this nation.  Many people who have listened to the speech were commenting on it as a speech that was…

Former minister launch training foundation

The former Minister of Foreign Affairs Clay Forau Soalaoi has launched the Solomon Islands National Development Foundation (SIDF) at a dinner organised by the National Transformation Party of Solomon Islands held (NTPSI) at Kingdom Harvest Ministry. Speaking at the launching last Saturday, the President of SIDF Forau highlighted the importance why NTPSI introduced such foundation.…