CIP teams on disaster assessment mission

Initial damage assessment teams have headed for various disaster-struck locations around the Central Islands this week. This is to assess and verify information about bad weather damage caused by tropical cyclone Raquel. The Provincial Disaster Committee (PDC) for Central Islands Province (CIP) gave the go ahead for the mission and finalised movement plans early this…

Women’s framework to be presented to cabinet

THE Member of Parliament (MP) for Gizo/Kolombangara and Minister for Women, Youth, Children, and Family Affairs will be presenting to cabinet a women’s framework. It is called Solomon Islands National Strategy for the Economic Empowerment of Women and Girls. Mr Tanagada highlighted this when speaking at the opening of the West Are’are Rokotanikeni Association (WARA)…

Group amazes crowd at WARA opening

PAELONGE Bamboo band has stunned over hundreds of people that attended the official opening of the Rokotanikeni 16th meeting at the KG Sixth school hall on Tuesday. It was rumored after their short sneak peak show by many as ‘bringing a taste of Gizo town to Honiara’. They rocked the hall with their usual melodic…

Dorcas congress ends

THE week-long Docas congress meeting hosted in Afutara, West Kwaio, Malaita province ended peacefully on Tuesday. Members of the Seventh Day Adventist (SDA) Dorcas societies from around the country converged into Afutara for the important meeting. According to the Beverlyn Maega, the Adventist women director within the Solomon Islands Mission (SIM) revealed that it was…

Maneka strengthens relationship with communities

FORMER Minister for Mines, Energy and Rural Electrification and Member of Parliament (MP) for North Guadalcanal Constituency has strengthened his relationship with the Baravule Community in North Guadalcanal yesterday. A moving ceremony was held between the Baravule Church Community and MP Samson Maneka. Exchange of chupu and words of encouragement from each community leaders, church…

Tender for Auki tar-sealing in progress

DETERIORATING roads in Auki, Malaita Province will soon be repaired again. Vehicle owners have been calling for road repair within Auki Township. Malaita premier Peter Ramohia said the process to put out tender is in progress. “We still have no contractor identified but as soon as that is done, the contractor will start the job.”…

SIPTCC trains more literacy trainers

A NON-Government organisation, Solomon Islands Peace and Traumatic Counselling Centre (SIPTCC) is organising its second literacy training. A weeklong training of trainers is in progress at the Development Services Exchange (DSE) centre, China Town. The training which started on Monday and ends tomorrow, aims to equip more people to carry out literacy trainings in communities.…