Fiji’s lady Speaker shares experience

On 6th October, 2014, Dr. Jiko Luveni was elected as the Speaker of the Parliament of the Republic of Fiji. Her appointment marked an important event, being the first female Speaker in the history of Fiji. Dr. Luveni was in Honiara last week for the Regional Conference on Women’s Leadership and Political Participation where she…

Cocoa record

Group of farmers in Makira makes history in cocoa production A SMALL group of cocoa farmers near Kirakira in Makira/Ulawa Province has set a record in Solomon Islands by producing 15 tonnes of cocoa in a matter of month. Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (MALS) Cash Crop Coordinator within the Extension Division Roy Timothy revealed…

Library project for city schools

TWENTY (20) schools in Honiara City will be benefiting from a library project that is currently underway in the capital. This was emphasized by the Deputy Secretary of the Ministry of Education and Human Resources Development (MEHRD), James Bosamata in his remarks to officially handover the Vura School library last Friday. The project is being…

More receive Sacrament

More than sixty young Christians from Holy Cross Cathedral received the Sacrament of Holy Communion last Sunday at the Holy Cross Cathedral. The Mass was officiated by the Parish Priest of Holy Cross parish Fr. Peter Houhou and was witnessed by many parents, relatives and friends from other denominations. The young Christians generously received the…

Draft ICT broadcasting policies with PM

Prime Minister Hon Manasseh Sogavare last week received the draft of the National Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) policy and draft National Broadcasting policy is now with the Prime Minister. PM Manasseh Sogavare formally received the policies last week for consideration and possible endorsement. The draft policies were presented to him by Dr Andrew Simpson,…

Sasako denies links to miners

THE Government has denied claims its ministers have close links with Indonesian mining firm PT Mega Bintang Borneo. The controversial company has been illegally extracting bauxites on Rennell despite the cancellation of its licence. Government Media Consultant, Alfred Sasako, while denying any ministerial links with Bintang, said the decision to grant an export permit to…

Speech contest focus on Deep Sea Mining

EUROPEAN Union together with the Secretariat of the Pacific Community SPC and Solomon Islands Government has successfully completed the youth’s deep sea mining debate, Thursday night. The debate involves 14 youths and student from various high schools around Honiara after a weeklong series of information gathering and sessions about the good and bad sides of…

Korea assists forestry ministry

KOREA International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) has donated a total of 1,037 items to the Ministry of Forest and Research, Thursday. The items were handed in a short ceremony held at the ministry’s headquarters at Lengakiki. The donation comes after the signing of the Record of Discussions on 10 October 2013, between KOICA and the ministry.…