Women’s expo is back

The Women’s  Innovative Expo is on again today at the National Art Gallery with an official opening set for 11am, Tuesday morning. The programme which is organized by the Honiara Council of Women is set to roll again for the third time this year. The first Women’s Innovative Expo was held early this year on…

MMF supports DCC’s priority to build Malaita

President of Malaita Ma’asina Forum (MMF) Charles Dausabea says, MMF will remain supportive towards Democratic Coalition for Change (DCC) government’s commitment to fulfill major projects earmarked for Malaita Province. Mr Dausabea said, MMF wish to reaffirm its position they will continue to support DCC for the sole reason that the reigning government is prioritizing national…

New site for USP campus

THE GOVERNMENT has decided to reallocate a portion of land at the state owned King George Sixth school in East Honiara for the initial establishment of the fourth University of the South Pacific (USP) in Solomon Islands. This was announced last week by the Minister of Education Dr Derek Sikua during the university’s annual open…

Sir Paul slams Cabinet

The Cabinet has been accused of acting illegally when it decided to channel disaster relief funds through members of parliament instead of channeling them through the National Disaster Management Office (NDMO). Former MP and Speaker of parliament Sir Paul Tovua was critical against government action in disbursing disaster relief funds to members of parliament. He…

US interns heading here to document language

A SELECT group of interns is preparing in Dalas, United States, to undertake the fascinating, strenuous work of language and culture documentation in Solomon Islands. The seven interns—two linguists, two recording specialists, one dance expert, one music expert and a speaker of several of the local languages—will accompany Dr. Brenda Boerger to conduct fieldwork here.…

Training boosts RSIPF capabilities

THE Royal Solomon Islands Police Force is now at the forefront of regional capabilities to remove unexploded ordinance, thanks to training delivered by the Royal Australian Navy.  The RSIPF can now clear unexploded weapons from both sea and land, making the environment safer for the people of Solomon Islands. “The training the team has received…

Regional financial supervisors meeting here

THE Central Bank of Solomon Islands (CBSI) will host more than 25 regional financial supervisors and experts in Honiara this week during the annual meeting of the Association of Financial Supervisors of Pacific Countries (AFSPC). The 13th AFSPC meeting is jointly hosted by CBSI and the Pacific Financial Technical Assistance Centre (PFTAC) and will take…

Eco-tourism seminar ends

AN eco-tourism training conducted in Honiara in the last five days has equipped participants with new skills to efficiently run their operations. More than 40 participants attended the training, delivered by Green Tourism Solomon Islands Ltd. Managing director Michael Tokuru said 18 participants undertook the eco-tourism training, while 27 did the life-skills training. The workshop,…

Communities now accept aid project

THE Maternal Child Health and Nutrition Project funded by Australia Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, which had encountered resistance by communities at the first place, is now generally accepted by communities.  This was revealed by Solomon Islands World Vision rep in an interview during the recent Pacific Timor Leste Health Workshop in Honiara. The…

Gizo in water rationing mode

RESIDENTS of Gizo town, the provincial capital  of Western Province are once again reported enduing water shortage problems at the start of drought season . The water shortage problem is said to be affecting residential homes, work  and industrial premises in and around Gizo township. Gizo water authority had resorted to  rationing of supply of…