Former PNG former coach here

A former head coach for the Pepes National team in Papua New Guinea [PNG], Annie Iamo is in the country to prepare the local netball team for the Pacific Games. This was confirmed by the Solomon Islands Netball Federation [SINFED] following upon her arrival on Tuesday. President for SINFED, Noelyn Luahiti said, Annie Iamo will…

New magistrates take up duties

FIVE lawyers became magistrates after taking their oath on Thursday before Chief Justice Sir Albert Palmer in the High Court. They Ricky Iomea, Fatima Taeburi, and Edwin Saramo, who are now principal magistrates; and first class magistrates Natalie Kesaka and Augustine Aulanga. Three of them – Mr Iomea, Mrs Kesaka, and Mr Aulanga – have…

Top visiting BSP officials meet PM

A TOP level delegation from the PNG-based Bank South Pacific (BSP) made a courtesy call on Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare on Thursday during which they expressed confidence in the business environment in Solomon Islands. The three-man delegation includes BSP Chairman Kostas Constantinou, BSP Chief Executive Officer Robin Fleming and BSP Country Manager David Anderson. The…

Council of Honiara women meets

The Honiara Council of Women (HCW) this week meets to map out activity projection for this year 2015. The executive since its appointment into office in late 2014 are very serious about creating a visible platform for women in the city. One of the task that the team is putting effort on is the finalization…

Decision on Family Protection Act

TWO Ministers will decide on when the Family Protection Act 2014 should be put into effect. They are ministers from the Ministry of Women, Youth, Children and Family affairs and the Ministry of Justice. Pioni Boso of the Ministry of Women, Youth, Children and Family affairs highlighted this in a gender equality forum recently. She…

Renbel women wants more awareness

RENBEL council of women president, Rosemary Tenaka says the province needs more awareness on domestic violence against women and children. Mrs Tenaka said, this issue is very important for women in the rural communities to understand.  She highlighted this as part of Renbel PCW priority areas to implement this year. She said, conducting awareness on…

Women clinic yet to start services

SERVICES at the women clinic inside Honiara City Council dental building has been further delayed this year due to lack of equipment. The clinic is being established for women to undergo scanning.  HCC director of nursing Harvest Miabule said, the women clinic will not open until scan machines and dental equipments are ready. “The Ministry…

Visa for DWU students set

VISAS of students studying at Divine Word University (DWU) in Madang, Papua New Guinea have arrived through the system of PNG High Commission office in Honiara on Thursday. This came after the institution is set to start its academic class Monday next week. An officer in the PNG High Commission said, only four names are…