Review on financial inclusion underway

The Central Bank of Solomon Islands (CBSI) in partnership with the United Nations Pacific Financial Inclusion Programme (PFIP) will host a one-day  national workshop to review  the country’s’ financial Inclusion strategy and set the next medium term strategy (2016-2020) today. It will be held at the Heritage Park Hotel. The Solomon Islands National Financial Inclusion…

More violence victims. at Care Centre

MORE than five hundred violence victims in the country are being housed at the Christian Care Centre (CCC) outside Honiara. This was confirmed by Director of the Centre Sr. Ruth Hope on Wednesday. “The majority of these figures are women, girls and children victimized from the gender-based violence,” Sr Hope said. She added that this…

PM condemns lobbying tactics

PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare has condemned in the strongest terms the action of Opposition and former DCC MPs “who are using scrupulous tactics to lobby for another motion of no-confidence against his government. Mr Sogavare said he was aghast to have learned that members of the Opposition and former DCC MPs are pushing their determination…

Deepening Relations on Gender Issues in Palau

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2015 16 Days Campaign officially opens

THE 2015 16 Days of Activism against gender-based  violence against women and girls in the country was officially opened yesterday. Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare officially opened the event on Wednesday. According to the organizing committee, the campaign started yesterday and will end on 10th of December. “Gender-based violence is a serious problem in the country…

Opposition says PM suffers from amnesia

THE Parliamentary Opposition Group has hit back at the Prime Minister’s response regarding the $387 million Kilufi’i hospital project. The Prime Minister on Tuesday has described the $387 million figure as laughable, questioning where the Opposition got its figures from. But in a statement, the Opposition Group said it is a pity that the Prime…

Land use planning workshop underway

Land Use Planning is becoming one of the most important areas that communities’need to be well versed with says the permanent secretary of the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (MAL) Jimi Saelea. Speaking at the Community- Based Land Use Planning Training of Trainers Workshop which is currently underway at the Iron Bottom Sound Hotel in…