Church to consult with partner agencies

THE Anglican Church of Melanesia (ACoM) is planning to hold a round-table conference with its national and international agency partners in Honiara in early June. The conference will focus on working together on projects in the context of ACoM’s Strategic Plan for the next several years. A statement from the church said the plan includes…

UN Women launches Markets for Change

VENDORS at two key marketplaces in Solomon Islands are set to benefit from a new UN Women project that will inject more than SBD$20 million into making markets safe working environments that promote women’s empowerment through improved market governance, physical infrastructure, and onsite services. Between 75 and 90 per cent of vendors working at Pacific…

Noro Safe House for victims of violence

A SAFE House has been established at Noro, Western Province, to look after women victims of domestic and sexual violence. Noro Safe House is an initiative by Sergeant Elizabeth Takeiango from Noro Police and another female Sergeant from the Gizo Police office to provide shelter and care for the women and children victims of Western…

Tasimboko: Where’s our share?

PEOPLE of Tasimboko in northeast Guadalcanal claimed they were left out from the National Disaster Management Office’s (NDMO) relief supplies distribution. Village spokesman Jimmy Saea said they were also affected by the April 3 floods that hit Honiara and Guadalcanal. Mr Saea claimed while representatives from NDMO visited their community, they bring with them nothing.…

Fr. Beu to lead delegation to town

A DELEGATION from Temotu Provincial Government executive will tour Honiara next week, during which they’ll call on line ministries. Premier Fr. Brown Beu revealed this.  “I will lead a delegation from my executive to Honiara next Tuesday,” he told the Solomon Star from provincial capital Lata. He said the team will comprised of ministers of…

New eco-lodge opens on Rendova

SOLOMON Islands Visitors Bureau (SIVB) chief executive officer Josefa ‘Jo’ Tuamoto has described the newly opened Tituru Eco Lodge in Rendova, Western Province, as providing a perfect example of how tourism plant in the Solomon Islands needs to be developed into the future. “Geographically and culturally we offer the world a unique product,” Mr Tuamoto…

Port Vila mayor visits MSG

THE major of the Port Vila Municipality (PVMC), Ulrich Sumptoh, his deputy Leimara Maraki, councillors of the PVMC, the town clerk, his deputy and heads of departments made an inaugural visit to the Director General and Staff of the MSG Secretariat Wednesday in Port Vila. The visit was a first for the Port Vila Municipality…

China Red Cross steps in with USD$50,000

The Red Cross Society of China has donated USD$50,000 (more than $300,000) towards the flood relief efforts. The donation was channeled through the Solomon Islands Chinese Association (SICA), which handed the funds over to the Solomon Islands Red Cross Society, last week. Along with the funds, SICA also donated mats, which will be distributed to…

Students produce oven frums for flood victims

MACHINIST Fitting & Maintenance students of Don Bosco made oven drums for the flood victims that took shelter in the school’s multi-purpose hall last month. This was part of their school project. On Thursday, they distributed six ovens to the Ngalimbiu families. This weekend they will be distributing it to other  families of Foxwood (12…

Western Province victims to be assisted

THE Western Provincial Agriculture extension office says it is prepared to provide technical assistance to disaster stricken areas in the province. Western was one of the provinces affected by last month’s bad weather, which caused flash floods in Honiara and Guadalcanal. Western Provincial chief field officer Samson Timi said communities from Vela la Vela, Kolombangara,…