St Joseph’s Tenaru grand bazaar

ST JOSEPH Catholic Secondary School will stage its annual grand bazaar tomorrow at the school’s playground. The bazaar will start at 9am. School principal Abraham Hihiru said money raised will go towards the new administration building and the general operation of the school programmes. The day long bazaar will feature entertainment by the Rainbow Boys,…

Green tourism markets Gela, Savo

Green Tourism (SI) Ltd has released holiday products it has developed over the past six months in partnership with eco-tourism operators at Nagho Roderick Bay in Gela and in Savo Islands, Central Province. In a statement the managing director Michael Tokuru revealed that the major holiday products included: a special weekend package to Nagho Roderick…

Main Market bus stop relocated

PASSENGERS traveling West ward from the main market are urged to wait in front of the Low Price Enterprise to get a public bus. The same message was issued to public buses to stop in front of the shop instead of stopping opposite the main market. The Honiara City Council (HCC) and Royal Solomon Island…

MSG chair launches MSG Trade Mission in NC

Chair of the MSG and FLNKS Spokesperson, Victor Tutugoro and a senior member of the FLNKS Political Bureau Yvon Faua officially launched the First Trade Mission of the Melanesian Spearhead Group last week in Noumea, New Caledonia.             In the presence of representatives of various institutions and companies from brother-countries around Melanesia who gathered in…

Why can’t women win? Impediments to female electoral success in Solomon Islands

IN a newly published book and discussion paper at the Australian National University, Writer Terence Wood talked about why women always fail in elections in the Solomon Islands. The paper discusses impediments to female candidate success in national elections in the Solomon Islands. The paper stated that increased female representation in parliaments is desirable both…

Gov’t officer faces fraud charges

A PUBLIC officer accused of obtaining more than $40,000 from two men under false pretence will return to court on September 9. Frank Sade Bilau faces 14 counts of false pretence. He was brought to the Honiara Magistrate Court on Tuesday evening for remand but his lawyer successfully applied for bail. Principal Magistrate Shepherd Lapo…