UN Women responds to girl’s death

THERE are several things essential to address violence against women at the village and community level. UN Women Pacific said this in response to the death of a girl in Isabel, allegedly in the hands of her father. The UN Women says to address this terrible problem at the village and community levels there are…

A terrible tragedy indeed

THE search for the Isabel father wanted over the death of his daughter ended in a terribly tragedy yesterday. That was after police found his body hanging from a tree in the highlands of Isabel. Police believed the father committed suicide. The father escaped after allegedly stabbing his daughter three times on the chest during…

Women in business under-reported

WOMEN participation in business in the region has been under-reported, a media seminar in Sydney was told this week. Speaking in a panel made up of three female journalists,Makareta Komai, PACNEWS editor, highlighted that the issue of women empowerment in the business sector had been given low media attention and coverage by the regional media.…

NZ to fund Susubona wharf

THE New Zealand government will help to fund the construction of the Susubona wharf in Isabel province this year. According to information released by the Asian Development Bank (ADB), which was obtained by the Solomon Star in Sydney this week the grant finance will come from the government of New Zealand. However, the funds for…

ADB pumps additional support to transport sector

THE Asian Development Bank (ADB) will be supporting the next phase of the sustainable transport infrastructure improvement programme this year. The funding support through a loan stands at US$14 million (SDB$100m). According to information obtained by the Solomon Star from Hayden Everett, a Senior Country Specialist of the Pacific Liaison and Coordination Office within the…

DMP out on Aust tour

POPULAR Solomon Islands boy-band DMP on Thursday left the country on a two week tour of Australia. The five-man band, whose songs were played in almost all radio airwaves throughout the Pacific, will be visiting five towns and cities during the two weeks, which will be fully scheduled with various gigs, concerts and also recording…