Telekom launches 11th tower in Malaita

BETHEL community in East Fataleka, Malaita Province, is the latest community to “feel the breeze” after Our Telekom launched its 11th mobile phone tower, Monday. Our Telekom’s security officer at Bethel George Geo said that the day was fun-filled as people enjoyed themselves. There were sports activities organised by Our Telekom for the communities to…

Training explains gender

PARTICIPANTS of training on Transformative Leadership, Media, Gender and Elections have learned the definition of gender. The training which started on Monday was aimed at realising enhancing women participation at all fronts in a society. The training highlighted that gender is a social or cultural construct which results in the behavioural characteristics assigned to men…

Training aims to enhance ‘Gender Justice’

A training currently underway as part of UN Women’s ‘Strongim Mere Project’ aims to enhance gender justice. Known as a Transformative Leadership, Media, Gender and Election training, various women from a number of organisations including the media are attending the training. The weeklong training started on Monday this week. It is organised in partnership with…

Business reporters reminded of their role

Regional business/economic reporters have been reminded of their important role in accurately reporting on business and investment stories in their countries. Mathieu Robbins, who has worked for two of the world’s top financial news services, Reuters and Bloomberg, stressed the importance of business journalists on Monday at day one of the training. He said regional…

PNA eyes improving access scheme

RNZI – Members of the Parties to the Nauru Agreement are looking at new ways to buy and sell access to fishing days in their areas. A record price of US$13,000 was reached this year for a single day of purse seine fishing during trading beween those PNA nations who needed extra days and those…

Call to urgently resolve flight impasse

THE unresolved current flight impasse affecting air services between Fiji and Solomon Islands over the past six weeks is costly and must be resolved soon prompting calls for urgent dialogue. Dr Transform Aqorau who heads the Parties to the Nauru Agreement (PNA) based in Majuro in Marshall Islands in an interview with the Solomon Star…

Efforts to preserving yam, pana, and taro

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MPs pay tribute to Magga

MEMBERS of Parliament on Tuesday paid respect to Temotu Pele MP, who died Monday night in Honiara after a long illness. They gave obituary speeches in parliament. Mr Magga was from Tuwo village in the Reef Islands and was born on the 11th of November 1953. He obtained a Cambridge School Certificate from Selwyn College…