UN Women launches Markets for Change

VENDORS at two key marketplaces in Solomon Islands are set to benefit from a new UN Women project that will inject more than SBD$20 million into making markets safe working environments that promote women’s empowerment through improved market governance, physical infrastructure, and onsite services. Between 75 and 90 per cent of vendors working at Pacific…

Tasimboko: Where’s our share?

PEOPLE of Tasimboko in northeast Guadalcanal claimed they were left out from the National Disaster Management Office’s (NDMO) relief supplies distribution. Village spokesman Jimmy Saea said they were also affected by the April 3 floods that hit Honiara and Guadalcanal. Mr Saea claimed while representatives from NDMO visited their community, they bring with them nothing.…

Fr. Beu to lead delegation to town

A DELEGATION from Temotu Provincial Government executive will tour Honiara next week, during which they’ll call on line ministries. Premier Fr. Brown Beu revealed this.  “I will lead a delegation from my executive to Honiara next Tuesday,” he told the Solomon Star from provincial capital Lata. He said the team will comprised of ministers of…

New eco-lodge opens on Rendova

SOLOMON Islands Visitors Bureau (SIVB) chief executive officer Josefa ‘Jo’ Tuamoto has described the newly opened Tituru Eco Lodge in Rendova, Western Province, as providing a perfect example of how tourism plant in the Solomon Islands needs to be developed into the future. “Geographically and culturally we offer the world a unique product,” Mr Tuamoto…

Port Vila mayor visits MSG

THE major of the Port Vila Municipality (PVMC), Ulrich Sumptoh, his deputy Leimara Maraki, councillors of the PVMC, the town clerk, his deputy and heads of departments made an inaugural visit to the Director General and Staff of the MSG Secretariat Wednesday in Port Vila. The visit was a first for the Port Vila Municipality…

Western Province victims to be assisted

THE Western Provincial Agriculture extension office says it is prepared to provide technical assistance to disaster stricken areas in the province. Western was one of the provinces affected by last month’s bad weather, which caused flash floods in Honiara and Guadalcanal. Western Provincial chief field officer Samson Timi said communities from Vela la Vela, Kolombangara,…

Metapona residents living in fear

People living downstream at Metapona river in North Guadalcanal are fearing for their lives and are calling on the government to allow St Barbara back to resume its operations to deal with the tailings dam. The plea was made following reports the dams are overflowing after last month’s cyclone and mass flooding. An assessment done…