GBT4C completes election awareness in Isabel

AN Election awareness team made up volunteers from Isabel have completed a two week awareness program in Gao/Bugotu Constituency. The Gao/Bugotu Team 4 Change (GBT4C) conducted awareness talks on the topics of gender justice, good leadership and fair, free and clean elections around 16 villages in Gao Bugotu Constituency. Speaking to this paper, Team leader,…

GBT4C: We need women in Parliament

WE need women in Parliament. This was the message highlighted by Election awareness group, the Gao/Bugotu Team 4 Change during their two-week visit to Gao/Bugotu Constituency in Isabel Province. Team leader Ender Fafoi Rence said during the two week tour, the team stressed the importance of having women in Parliament, adding that such would be…

Regional stakeholders meet to help shape Markets for Change project

Stakeholders representing marketplaces across Melanesia have found that despite differences they also experience many of the same challenges. Last week they met to share solutions to those challenges and make their markets safer, more inclusive and non-discriminatory. Among those at the UN Women, Markets for Change (M4C) regional stakeholder roundtable were representatives from Honiara Central…

Remembrance Day held

The Australian, New Zealand and British High Commissioners laid wreaths  at the ‘Pride of Our Nation’ monument at the Commonwealth Street, Point Cruz to mark Remembrance Day yesterday.  US Consular Agent Keithie Saunders laid a wreath in honour of Veterans Day. Remembrance Day is each 11 November in Commonwealth member states.  On 11 November 1918,…

Surge in PPF personnel to oversee election

The country is expected to see an increase presence of Participating Police Force (PPF) as RAMSI attempts to assist the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) to conduct major security operations around the 2014 Solomon Islands National General Election. This will be for a temporary period and will be the largest operation the RSIPF will…

Fish vendors overcharge

A GOOD number of fish vendors at the Honiara Central Market have reportedly overcharged their customers by adjusting the scales they used to weigh fresh fish. A fish vendor who normally sells fresh fish but wants to remain anonymous claimed more than ten fish vendors have been doing this for sometimes now and are cheating…

263 polling station for Malaita

TWO hundred and sixty-three polling stations have been set for the voting day in Malaita Province next week. This was confirmed by the Election Office in Auki on Sunday. “Out of the 902 polling stations, Malaita has 263 polling stations ready for Election Day next week,” the election office said. The office explained that those…

Brothers contest

Two blood brothers are set to contest the Kwaio region, Malaita Province in the upcoming National General Election which is eight days away. Outgoing Parliament member Stanley Festus Sofu is contesting the East Kwaio and Titus Fika for the West Kwaio constituency. During a joint exclusive interview in Auki yesterday, the brothers revealed that they…

Burglars took off with industrial tools

ALIGEGEO Provincial Secondary School (APSS) near Auki, Malaita Province lost valuable industrial tools when burglars broke into one of their industrial arts building over the weekend. The incident came as a shock to the school despite a 24-hour security service provided by a private security firm established at the school. A reliable source revealed to…