MMF: Ask your MPs why absent

Malaiata Ma’asina Forum (MMF) president has urged all constituents throughout the country to question their members of parliament why they never attended parliament meetings. Charles Dausabea pointed out that the attitude of current MPs in missing parliament meetings has shown to their people they have no interest and concern for them, but only for themselves.…

Empty house

Mass absenteeism in parliament ABSENTEEISM is not only a problem facing teachers. For the second time in the same parliament sitting, the meeting has to be adjourned due to absenteeism. Earlier in the current session, the meeting was forced to discontinue because of poor turnout resulting in lack of quorum. On Thursday when the meeting…

SIWIBA plans more training

SOLOMON Islands Women in Business Association (SIWIBA) is planning more training for its members this year. SIWIBA president Dalcy Tekulu said the organisation had signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the government last year to assist with their training programmes. “We are still waiting for funding to be available and start off our trainings,”…

7th Mere’s market

THE seventh mere market opened at the national art gallery last Wednesday providing an avenue for women to participate in economic activities. Solomon Islands Women in Business Association (SIWIBA) organised the three-day market. Registered women participants have come out and displayed varieties of products, handicrafts, clothes and food at the market. SIWIBA president Dalcy Tekulu…

West Guadalcanal connected with Breeze Network.

Maravovo community and one of the nation’s senior national secondary school Selwyn College in West Guadalcanal has joined other rural communities throughout the country to benefit from the breeze network rural expansion. Being in the Island of Guadalcanal does not mean the residents have access to all national developments including access to communications. Following the…

Mt Horeb Church visitors’ day

Visitors’ day is an occasion when thousands of Seventh Day Adventists (SDA) churches invites their weak members or backsliders and non-Adventist members within their communities to be encouraged and enriched and to share God’s word to enrich or strengthen church members within communities they are located. Mt Horeb SDA Church visitors’ day fell on the…

Kwaio chief appeals to his people

Amidst the lawlessness and criminal activities experienced in town in the past few days, a Honiara based Kwaio chief is calling on all Kwaio people living in Burns Creek area and elsewhere in town to refrain or not to join those who caused a lot of criminal activities within and around Honiara. Chief Stephen Firibae…

Technical faults delays water project

THE multi-million Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA) water project has not been in full operation as scheduled due to technical faults. Answering a question in Parliament on the status of the JICA Water project in Honiara and Auki, Minister for Mines Energy and Rural Electrification Moses Garu said a test conducted in January unearthed hiccups.…

Red Cross dismisses Mr Leitimoe’s claims

Secretary General of the Solomon Islands Red Cross Society (SIRCS), Ms. Joanne Zoleveke, has labelled Mr. Robert Leitimoe’s comments in Tuesday’s “Solomon Star” about Red Cross spending thousands on its officials at Rock Haven Inn as unfounded and deliberately misleading. Ms. Zoleveke said that if the “Solomon Star” reporter had checked with the Society before…