Learning Our New Identity

The most important of all our perceptions is the way we perceive ourselves. There is a story in American Indian folklore that illustrates this truth very clearly. According to the legend, an Indian brave came upon an eagle’s egg which had somehow fallen unbroken from an eagle’s nest. Unable to find the nest, the brave…

Mining awareness in Rennell

A week long mining awareness to educate people in Rennel Island on the effects and benefits of the mining industry is being planned for Monday next week. This mining awareness came following the approval of an Indonesian mining company by the national and provincial government last month to conduct prospecting licences. Provincial secretary (PS) of…

Forum discusses women in leadership

More than 100 leaders from communities, church, women and youths, faith based organisations and tertiary institutions in Honiara came togetheron Monday to discuss women in leadership. This forum was facilitated by the ministry of women, youth, children and family affairs (MWYCFA) and Solomon Islands National council of Women (SINCW). The discussion was based on gender…

More rioters arrested

More than 50 people have been arrested in relations to Friday night’s rioting and looting at the King George area, East Honiara. The Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) media unit last night reported that police was able to restored order in and around the eastern part of Honiara. During Friday night’s unfortunate incident a…

COM launches second website

Church of Melanesia (COM) in Solomon Island on Friday officially re-launched a new church website at its head office in Honiara. The website was relaunched after its first church website was not working properly and was never recognised by Anglican Church members. Relaunching of website was aimed to reconnects Anglican members in Solomon Island, Vanuatu,…

More females join CSSI

As part of upholding gender equality, the Correctional Service of Solomon Islands (CSSI) last Friday welcomed four new females who were amongst 35 officers who passed out after completing 12 weeks of training. The CSSI officers undertook their training at Rove headquarter in Honiara. Undersecretary of the ministry of police, national security and correctional service…

CSSI improvements highlighted

The Correctional Service of the Solomon Islands (CSSI) has shown great improvement and major development within its organisation. This was revealed by the undersecretary of the ministry of police, national security and correctional service during the graduation of new 35 new officers last Friday. Undersecretary Stephen Maesiola said that there are great developments being witnessed…

Commonwealth ministers to meet on global health priorities

When they meet in Geneva this week, health ministers from across the 53-nation Commonwealth community will put national and global health policy priorities front and centre. That will include strengthening public health systems, immunisation, nutrition, and communicable and non-communicable diseases. The Commonwealth health ministers meeting comes as governments worldwide look to agree new targets to…