Solbrew welcomes new marketing head

AFTER a successfully working as a marketing consultant with the company, Solbrew Company welcomed Fiona Martson as the new head of marketing on Wednesday. Mrs Martson and her team will be responsible for all marketing, branding and communications activities for the company. A resident of Solomon Islands for over 6 years with extensive international experience…

Locals start training on road works

A total of thirty local participants will benefit from a one year training program launched Thursday last week with the aim of equipping local supervisors (contractors) with technical quality skills to do government construction works in the country. The training was a joint initiative organized by the National Government, through the Ministry of Infrastructure Development…

Chinese marks year of the Goat

FOR Chinese, 2015 is the year of the goat. While it’s the year of the goat, local Chinese in and around the country will celebrate their New Year today. According to the Chinese lunisolar calendar, this marks the starting of the New Year. Attempts to talk with the Solomon Islands Chinese Association (SICA) president Mathew…

Australia reaffirms commitment to SI

AUSTRALIA has reaffirmed its commitment to strengthen its bilateral relationship with Solomon Islands. In a meeting with Prime Minister Manaseh Sogavare on Wednesday, Parliamentary Secretary for Foreign Affairs and Parliamentary Secretary for Trade and Investment, Steven Ciobo reaffirms Australia’s stand. Mr Ciobo said, the meeting he had with PM Sogavare certainly reflects how Australia values…

Small Steps, Big Vision video shows SPC leading by example

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FSII vow to meet Sumsum in court

FORUM Solomon Islands International (FSII) has gone abuzz following confirmation the chief executive officer of Solomon Airlines is suing its leaders for defamation. Captain Ron Sumsum of Vanuatu took the action after recent postings and comments on FSII facebook page about his employment contract and the huge salary he reportedly earns. The postings claimed Captain…

Book on violence launched

THE British Council and Solomon Islands Planned Parenthood Association (SIPPA) has launched a book entitled ‘Voices of Violence’ in Honiara yesterday evening. The launching ceremony took place at SIPPA office which kicked off with the screening of a short film, followed by the book launching and tool-kit launch. The book was authored in both English…

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)…