11 doctors graduate from Internship Bridging Program with support from Australia 

Eleven young Solomon Islands doctors graduated today (26 November) from the Bridging Internship Program in a special ceremony held at Honiara’s National Referral Hospital (NRH). The program ensures that medical graduates who have returned from overseas study are properly prepared before they commence formal medical intern training.  The Bridging Internship Program, run by the Solomon…

Workshop on gender based-violence 

MORE than 60 church representatives in Honiara have attended a two days workshop on 16 Days Activism on gender cased-violence this week. The workshop was jointly facilitated by Solomon Islands Christian Association (SICA) and Solomon Islands full Gospel Association (SIFGA) women’s leaders.  It was held on Monday and Tuesday this week at St. Barnabas Cathedral…

HCC, Plan International, YWCA seal deal

PARTNERSHIP Agreements aimed at promoting “Safer Cities for Girls” have been signed-in a tripartite arrangement involving the Plan International Solomon Islands (PISI), the Honiara City Council (HCC) and the Young Women’s Christian Association, (YWCA). City Clerk Rence Sore and the Country Program Manager of Plan International Solomon Islands, Ella Kauhue signed the first accord last…

ATA conducts grading

Auki Taekwondo Academy (ATA) on Tuesday conducted its second and final grading test promotion for the year 2020.  Thirty students in total were graded during the test promotion, which was held at the Auki Primary School (APS) hall from 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm.  It was the third grading conducted by ATA since its formation…

Solrais lifts Tomoko’s spirit

WESTERN Tomoko senior football team has been boosted with the donation of ten bags of rice thanks to SolRais Company Limited. The donation was handed over to the team this week at the company’s Ranadi head office in East Honiara. The donation was received with great appreciation from Loyley Ngira, Team Manager Lapi Hite, and…

MP farewells, backs PLS workers

East Are’Are workers employed by Australian companies under the Pacific Labour Scheme (PLS) got a farewell from their Member of Parliament, Peter Kenilorea Jnr at the East Are Are Constituency Office (EACO) on Tuesday.  Six workers from the constituency will travel to Australia under the labour scheme. Mr. Kenilorea encouraged the workers, all of whom…

Wale: extending SoPE not the  answer

LEADER of Opposition Hon. Matthew Wale says, the government has to accept that Covid-19 is going to be here for a while, and the country needs to adjust to it and return to normalcy, instead of relying on State of Public Emergencies to deal with the effects brought about by the global pandemic. Earlier, officials…

PM challenges media

PRIME Minister (PM) Manasseh Sogavare is again calling on the local media to be responsible. He issued the call after he moved the sine-die motion in the parliament yesterday. “Mr. Speaker Sir in my last sine-die speech I call on the media to be responsible and I want to reiterate this call again because they…

Logging picks up

LOGGING performs stronger than expected in the third quarter despite global restrictions as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. This was revealed in parliament by the Minister for Finance and Treasury Harry Kuma. Logging is one of the country’s key exportation commodities. He said logging shipments have been strong, recording 1.7 million cubic metres of…