Women’s right workshop underway

THE two days women’s right workshop is underway at Rock Heaven Inn in Honiara. The workshop started yesterday and will finish today. According to the women’s right program manager Patricia Pollard, the workshop is being organized to further inform the civil society groups of the women’s right action movement in the country. Pollard added that…

Landowner: AG’s respond raised more questions

West Rennell landowners labelled the Attorney General’s (AG) media statement as merely a legal opinion, which raised more questions that needs clarification. Spilling-off disappointment yesterday Richard Pautangata Hakatingisa’a questioned the statement from the AG conveyed through the Prime Minister’s Press Secretariat yesterday, claiming AG’s legal opinion does not consider pending court cases over those registered…

Education forum ends

THE National Teachers Education Conference on Developing Competent, Committed and Professional Teachers for Solomon Islands has come to an end. The two days conference which started on Tuesday ended on Wednesday with numerous presentations from education experts from three major regional institutes namely University of Goroka and University of South Pacific SI Campus and off…

MOI supports Federalism move

Leaders and representatives of Malaita Outer-Islands made a resolution on Thursday 23rd July 2015 to fully support the proposed Federal Government System. They met in Honiara for the week-long awareness program on the 2nd 2014 Draft Federal Constitution of Solomon Islands last week. Representatives from Luaniua, Pelau and Sikaiana islands made the resolution after intelligibly…

Mere Market opens

THE famous Mere’s Market has been officially opened, Wednesday at the National Art Gallery. Mere Market, organised for women by Solomon Islands Women in Business (SIWIBA) is part of the organisation’s activities aimed at empowering women. SIWIBA aims to promote economic empowerment for women in the Solomon Islands and is always looking for opportunities to…

Farmers trained on chocolate production

A HISTORIC training on how to produce chocolate from locally grown cocoa beans is currently underway in Honiara. It was organised by the Adventist Disaster Relief Agency (ADRA) with support from Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade of the Australian Government (DFAT) and Solomon Islands NGO Partnership Agreement (SINPA). About 40 farmers mostly young farmers…