SIWIBA 10th anniversary celebration

The Solomon Islands Women in Business Association (SIWIBA) will celebrate its 10th anniversary next week. A statement from the association said, this will coincide with the bi-monthly SIWIBA Mere’s Market for the month of February. To celebrate the 10 years journey, the SIWIBA Secretariat has arranged an extra two days for Mere’s Market, which starts…

UNITECH students’ visa lodged

The visa for 17 local students studying at University of Technology (UNITECH) in Lae, Papua New Guinea (PNG) has been lodged and should be available for collection on Monday. An NTU officer spoken to yesterday said, the visas are now in process. “We lodged the visa’s yesterday (Tuesday) to SI High commissioners office in Port…

Tooth-brushing awareness

THE dental department within the Ministry of Health and Medical Service in partnership with Colgate Palmolive Limited Fiji will launch their awareness program today. It will be held at Kukum Seventh Day Adventist (SDA) School. Head of population oral health and research unit with the dental department Dr Ellison Vane said, the program aims at…

Solbrew welcomes new marketing head

AFTER a successfully working as a marketing consultant with the company, Solbrew Company welcomed Fiona Martson as the new head of marketing on Wednesday. Mrs Martson and her team will be responsible for all marketing, branding and communications activities for the company. A resident of Solomon Islands for over 6 years with extensive international experience…

Locals start training on road works

A total of thirty local participants will benefit from a one year training program launched Thursday last week with the aim of equipping local supervisors (contractors) with technical quality skills to do government construction works in the country. The training was a joint initiative organized by the National Government, through the Ministry of Infrastructure Development…

Chinese marks year of the Goat

FOR Chinese, 2015 is the year of the goat. While it’s the year of the goat, local Chinese in and around the country will celebrate their New Year today. According to the Chinese lunisolar calendar, this marks the starting of the New Year. Attempts to talk with the Solomon Islands Chinese Association (SICA) president Mathew…

Australia reaffirms commitment to SI

AUSTRALIA has reaffirmed its commitment to strengthen its bilateral relationship with Solomon Islands. In a meeting with Prime Minister Manaseh Sogavare on Wednesday, Parliamentary Secretary for Foreign Affairs and Parliamentary Secretary for Trade and Investment, Steven Ciobo reaffirms Australia’s stand. Mr Ciobo said, the meeting he had with PM Sogavare certainly reflects how Australia values…

Small Steps, Big Vision video shows SPC leading by example

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FSII vow to meet Sumsum in court

FORUM Solomon Islands International (FSII) has gone abuzz following confirmation the chief executive officer of Solomon Airlines is suing its leaders for defamation. Captain Ron Sumsum of Vanuatu took the action after recent postings and comments on FSII facebook page about his employment contract and the huge salary he reportedly earns. The postings claimed Captain…

Book on violence launched

THE British Council and Solomon Islands Planned Parenthood Association (SIPPA) has launched a book entitled ‘Voices of Violence’ in Honiara yesterday evening. The launching ceremony took place at SIPPA office which kicked off with the screening of a short film, followed by the book launching and tool-kit launch. The book was authored in both English…