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…

West passes $29m budget

The Western provincial government on Wednesday passed its 2014 -2015 recurrent and estimate development budget worth $29 million. The budget was passed during the first day of the 2014 Western provincial full assembly meeting in Gizo. In an exclusive interview with the Western provincial finance minister Lester Saomasi Huckel yesterday who tabled the Bill, he…

POB engages Softlogic as IT partner

The country’s newly registered commercial bank – Pan Oceanic Bank (POB) has secured the service of a top information technology (IT) company in Sri Lanka to provide IT work for the bank here. In a statement on Thursday the bank said Softlogic Information Technologies is one of the premier ICT companies in Sri Lanka and…

West acknowledges shipping operators

The Western provincial government (WPG) has acknowledged all shipping operators serving the province and honestly paying their business fee. Western provincial finance minister Lester Maomasi Huckel highlighted this during the 2014 full assembly meeting in Gizo this week. He said Western as a province with many islands depend on the shipping services. “The support from…