SI to host women’s regional conference

The Women’s Leadership and Political Participation Regional Conference will be hosted in Honiara, from the 2nd to the 4th of June at the FFA Conference centre. This was confirmed by Calvin Ziru, the Registrar of the Political Parties Integrity Commission in a joint press conference with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the European…

Efforts to stop fish vendors from cheating

Honiara City Council (HCC) through the office of the Market Master is planning to monitor the weighing scales used by fish vendors at the Honiara Central Market. This came after few incidences of unscrewed weighing scales that occurred over weekend. Speaking to the Solomon Star this week, an officer from the office of the Market…

Journalists urged to strive for quality reporting

Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare has re-emphasized the need for local journalists to strive for quality reporting. He re-iterated this to go inline with the theme of this year World Press Freedom Day ‘Let Journalism thrive towards better reporting, gender equality and Media safety in the digital age.’ He said, everyone know the importance of media…

PM: Breed good Journalism

Prime Minister (PM) Manasseh Sogavare reiterated on the need for our local journalists to be more professional in their career, by breeding good journalism that will hold public trusts. Speaking during the Media Association Solomon Islands (MASI) anniversary celebration held at the Honiara Hotel on Wednesday evening, the guest of honour said that media plays…

Thanks PM Sogavare!

MEDIA workers marked World Press Freedom Day on Wednesday night in Honiara – three weeks after the official designated day on May 3. The celebrations may have come a bit late, but it was worth the time and money spent to mark the occasion at the Honiara Hotel. Media workers across the world celebrated this…

PM’s media initiative

A ‘Prime Minister Media Excellence Award’ will be awarded to a top journalist this year. This was announced by Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare during the Media Freedom Day celebration last night. Mr Sogavare said, in recognition of the good working relationship that exists with the media the government is introducing the Prime Minister Media Excellence…

Fu guilty

The Taiwanese national who was on trial for two counts of intimidation charges has been found guilty of one of the charges. Mai Yung Fu, 65, was remanded in custody yesterday after his conviction of one count of intimidation awaiting the sentencing submissions. Both prosecution and the defence counsels will be presenting their submissions for…