Matchbox or better?

Dear Editor – I applaud the Honiara City Council’s vision to improve the image of Honiara by demolishing the first stretch of buildings along the Pt. Cruz shoreline. Without the benefit of details, I feel compelled to express some reservation. My biggest concern is what will become of buildings that are historically significant.  For example,…

Change the name of CDF

Dear Editor – I call for CDF to be changed and be called MP’s discretion fund. The reason is obvious when MP’s, CDO’s, chairpersons and those who voted for the winning candidates do not allow other constituency citizens to access the fund. The list for projects under CDF omits all other citizens of the constituency.…

Save the Children stages youth forum

A YOUTH Forum for Guadalcanal and Honiara youths was organized, Wednesday at the Saint Barnabas Cathedral premises to give young people an opportunity to raise their voice and concerns in the development of the country. It was an initiative by the popular non-government organisation (NGO) – Save the Children Australia through its Youth Outreach Partnership…

Tipoki: Our women youths needs to be heard

 YOUNG women are facing more challenges than young men when it comes to decision making and leadership, says the acting Director of the Youth Development department, within the Ministry of Women, Youth, Children and Family Affairs. Mr Andre Tipoki highlighted this when presenting his keynote address during the opening of the Youth Forum, which was…

SINU academic staff undergo professional development

Academic staff at the Solomon Islands National University (SINU) are currently participating in a professional development programme to improve their teaching and assessment practices. The university’s Vice-Chancellor, Dr Glynn Galo, has formed a partnership with Volunteer Service Abroad in New Zealand who have contracted Dr Elly Govers to develop and facilitate the professional development programme.…

Students to study in UK

TWO local students will be heading to United Kingdom (UK) to study at the University of Manchester. They will join other 15 students from the Pacific who are also studying at the university. The successful recipients are Jerry Siota and Rawcliffe Ziza. Mr Siota works at the Ministry of Public Service and Mr Ziza at…

2014 draft awareness for Makira/Ulawa

Makira/Ulawa has started its week-long provincial awareness on the 2nd 2014 Draft Federal Constitution of Solomon Islands in Kirakira on Monday. In attendance are about 50 participants are including chiefs, community and church leaders, women, business representatives, government officials and professionals from Makira/Ulawa province, the province’s former and current politicians, and Members of the Provincial…