Good work done but much remain

I am encouraged to read that the new Special Coordinator to the Regional Assistance Mission (RAMSI) has said she will continue to work with the RSIPF in support of the SIG-RAMSI five year development plan announced comparatively recently. I acknowledge the excellent work undertaken by RAMSI since 2003 in re-training and developing the capacity of…

PGSP supports Choiseul women

Women in Choiseul province have been seeking funds to build their own resource centre. But after many years searching for funds they are able to build one thanks to the provincial government strengthening programme (PGSP) which steps in to solve their problem. The women now have two storey permanent building at Kiruqela. PGSP is an…

The tragedy that made a president

The young, skinny Navy officer walked along the dock at a South Pacific base and met his new crewmen for the first time, as they stood on the sun-drenched deck of a nondescript, navy green torpedo boat. Some of the men on board were crusty old sailors and war veterans, others just young and cocky…

16 days of Activism sets to start

PLANNING is underway for this year’s 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence campaign.  This global campaign is dedicated to raising awareness and gaining wider support to end gender-based violence. The theme for this year’s campaign ‘If iumi garem peace insaed famili, bae iumi garem peace insaed kantri’, highlights that all forms of gender-based violence,…

Hip-hop Rhyme quest soon

HAILIES Entertainment studio will be hosting a hip-hop rhyme quest for the first time to Hip-hop lover in Honiara. This will be staged at the National Art gallery on Thursday 28th of this month. Hip-hop rhyme quest competition is somewhat new in the country as hip-hop artists were only allowed to sing their rhyme -a…

What’s up in the Flag

You’ve seen the five stars embedded on the nation flag. But did you know what they mean? That’s the question local tour guides struggled with when they’re asked by tourists. The issue came into light during a workshop facilitated by Destination Solomon’s and Travel Solomon’s last week at the Rock Haven conference room in Honiara.…