Increase in local porn circulation

CIRCULATION of local pornographic materials is reportedly increasing in the country. These are being shared or blue toothed on mobile phones and the internet. Speaking to this paper, Godfrey Abia of the Police Media Unit said that police are aware of such, however could not make arrests or lay charges without sufficient evidences. Police have…

KOICA donates vehicles to Ministry of Forestry

KOREAN International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) has donated two vehicles to the Ministry of Forestry. The donation was made under a project called Establishment of Action for Forest Resource Management of Solomon Islands. Won Pil Lee,KOICA’s project supporter officer, said this is the first time for his organisation to assist the ministry with the two Hyundai…

Training part of UN Women’s

‘Strongim Mere’ project THE Transformative Leadership, Media, Gender and Election training is part of UN Women’s Strongim Mere project. The week-long training started Monday with participation from the media, civil society members and NGOs. It is organised in partnership with Vois Blong Mere Solomon and UN Women and funded by the European Union. UN Women’s…

Objection and omission process underway

THE objection and omission process got underway this week in Honiara for the voters’ list of Malaita Outer Island Constituency. Objection and omission review officers Michael Teuhiaki and MendanaKapei said 11 cases of both objection and omission were submitted by constituents. “We will deal with these cases this week and also next week amongst communities…

Child labour,trafficking is common in Pacific

CHILD labour and trafficking is common in the Pacific Island countries but proper information on the issue was never passed on to people who need to know of such issue. The trend, according International Labour Organisation (ILO) world report, has in the past years declined by millions, and in the last four years further reduced…

Forum on child labour and trafficking opens

REPRESENTATIVES of government, non-government organisations, and the private sector are attending a workshop on child labour and trafficking, which will end today in Honiara. The three-day forum is being held at the Heritage Park Hotel, organised by the International Labour Organisation (ILO). The forum aims to build the capacity of participants to understand child labour…

Business journos end training

The three days International Monetary Fund (IMF) supported business and economics training for media personnel around the region has concluded in Suva, yesterday. About 10 regional financial journalists attended the training, which covered issues related to how to cover a government budget, understanding central banks policies, writing better headlines, learning about economic jargons, interpreting reports…

Youths make fast cash from car washing

THERE are many more newly established car wash locations being set up by youths in Honiara. Many of these car wash spots are run by youths in various communities inside the national capital, providing daily round the clock car wash service. Youths who have set up these car wash spots said it is a fast…

Air New Zealand’s profit up 45 percent

AP – New Zealand’s national airline on Wednesday posted a 45 percent increase in profit on slightly higher revenues. Air New Zealand announced an after-tax profit of $NZD 262 million (US$218 million) for the year ending June. Revenue was up 1 percent to NZ$4.7 billion. Chairman Tony Carter said in a statement it was the…

PNG Minister warns NBC to take stock

THE NATIONAL – A Papua New Guinea Cabinet Minister has directed the PNG National Broadcasting Corporation board and management to produce results by next month or face the consequences. Communication and Information Technology Minister Jimmy Miringtoro sounded the warning following the Auditor-General’s report on the State-owned radio and television station, which revealed cases of mismanagement…