World Vision SI launches annual report

WORLD Vision Solomon Islands (WVSI) has launched its 2014 annual review report yesterday. The report highlighted WVSI work in the Solomon Islands as well as the overall program impact that it contained in the pacific Timor-Leste Child Well-Being report. Also inside the annual report, it stated 2014 has been a busy and challenging year for…

YWPG to present survey report

Young Women Parliamentary Group (YWPG) executive will present a survey report to the Minister of Women, Youth, Children and Family Affairs Jimson Fiau Tanangada today. Adviser to YWPG Marisa Pepa told this paper yesterday the executive comprises of Grace Hilly, Lisa Wini, Kristina Sogavare, Lily Chekana and herself. “We hope that the Ministry in its…

Cabinet on scholarship for constituencies

CABINET has approved a scholarship scheme which would see all 50 Constituencies being granted four scholarships each as early as this year. This means 200 scholarships per year for all the 50 constituencies. Reliable government sources confirmed to this paper that the scheme was approved last week and the Democratic Coalition for Change Government (DCCG)…

‘Past government fail NRH’

Local doctors working at National Referral Hospital (NRH) have renewed their call to the Democratic Coalition for Change (DCC) Government to push the NRH 2009 report so that it can be implemented. A statement from the doctors said, past governments have failed to resource the Ministry of Health and Medical services inorder to address the…

GP condemns police action

GUADALCANAL Provincial (GP) Government has condemned in the strongest terms the manner in which police have conducted their operation in East Tasimboko, resulting in the death of a young man. Relatives of the deceased claimed that the young man was manhandled by police and then he ran off and later was found dead floating in…

Skill development a challenge for youth with disabilities

Youths with disabilities in the Solomon Islands find it hard to access skills development and entrepreneurship training due to discriminatory treatments. These were the words of the Pacific Disability Forum’s Youth Co-chair Mr Charlie Maeke. Speaking at the Pacific Youth Regional Conference on Disability yesterday, Maeke said accessibility to education and employment opportunities for youths…

Volunteers end radio training

TWENTY Seven volunteers from the Seventh Day Adventist Church (SDA) have successfully completed a weeklong intensive training on Radio Broadcasting facilitated for by the Adventist Word Radio (ARW) last week. The group included volunteers from throughout the Solomon Islands and also from Vanuatu. The training was part of the Solomon Islands SDA Mission’s plans of…

Hope FM to be launched soon

THE Hope FM, here in Honiara will be launching its programs and going locally within the next six months. Communication Secretary of the Solomon Islands SDA Mission, James Bouro revealed this to Solomon Star on Tuesday. Mr Bouro said, that currently work on the Hope FM studios is currently underway, adding that equipment for the…

‘Let’s clean Auki town’

AN AUKI resident has appealed to business houses and the public to help maintain cleanliness in Auki, Malaita Province by offering their resources and time. Peter Mana said this after offering his machine and time to clean up a pile of rubbish near the Auki market on Saturday. Mr Mana said, that its important that…

MPG to address rubbish issue in Auki

THE Malaita provincial government (MPG) will address the rubbish issue in Auki Malaita province as soon as it locates a land space for proper dumpsite. Malaita Premier Peter Chanel Ramohia told this paper in an interview over the weekend. He was responding to calls made by Auki concern citizens over piles of rubbish thrown in…