NTDC holds first meeting for 2014

THE National Trade Development Council (NTDC) on Friday held its first quarterly meeting for 2014 at the Kairos conference centre. The NTDC, which meets on a quarterly basis, is a senior level forum for decision making and coordination of trade development policy in Solomon Islands including trade policy formulation and trade mainstreaming into national development…

MSG hails indigenous businesses

THE Melanesian Spearhead Group High Level Representative, Ambassador Kaliopate Tavola said indigenous business in Melanesia serve as important conduits in economically empowering its citizens as well as creating wealth and redistributing wealth and national benefits. Ambassador Tavola was a key note speaker at the inaugural Fiji Indigenous Business Council Symposium recently held at Holiday Inn,…

Dr Zobule tours land of the bible

FOUNDER and director of Islands Bible Ministries, Inc., Dr Alpheaus G. Zobule, is amongst a group of International Translation Consultants touring Israel, the land of the Bible. The special course is organised by Hebrew University of Jerusalem in cooperation with Home for Bible Translators and Scholars. The course focuses on the history, geography and archaeology…

NGO reps discuss issues face by women

NINE women and nine men representing five non-governmental organisations met from March 18 to 20 to discuss gender discrimination resulting in inequalities in communities here. The participants work in communities in Honiara, Malaita and Guadalcanal Provinces. “I have worked for 8 years at the community level and I have come to realise the extent of…

Chess participants announced

The Solomon Islands Chess Federation (SICF) has released the names of 56 players who will vie in the upcoming National Open Chess Championship which will start on Saturday. The competition will be held at the SIBC conference Room starting at 10am Saturday. Out of the 56 selected players, eight of them are students from Chung…

Pacific in Union resumes

After a few months of recess the Solomon Islands Rugby Union Federation’s (SIRUF) Pacific in Union – Rugby 4 Schools (SI) program is back again and all to kick off. A statement from the SIRUF-PiU’s office said this rugby program will resume in Honiara next week with a teacher’s workshop. This will take place Monday…

Joining FIFA study group

FIFA World Cup events aren’t just for the world’s top players to showcase their talents as Solomon Islands Women’s Development Officer Diane Justus well knows. The former international has found herself in Costa Rica alongside some of the game’s former greats as a member of the FIFA technical study group (TSG) at the FIFA U-17…

Three fisheries centre approved by West

The Western provincial government will be funding three new fisheries centre this year. The approval was made at this week’s full assembly meeting in Gizo by the current Western provincial government. The meeting which kicked off on Tuesday was officially opened by the premier Robert Pye Kuve at the Chacha conference room. Speaking to the…