Rotary Club Of Honiara’s Donations in Kind Distribution

The Donations in Kind program, run by Rotary International Australia, provides humanitarian aid through the provision of donated goods. Rotary International Australia receives donated goods from hospitals, libraries, schools, Rotary Clubs and other groups, and then sorts, packs, and distributes them to countries in need. On Saturday 3rd May 2014, the Rotary Club of Honiara…

Vanuatu named best Pacific water utility

NADI, FIJI – Vanuatu’s Electrique du Vanuatu Ltd was rated the Best Performing Pacific Water Utility of the Year according to the 2013 edition of the Pacific Water and Wastewater Utilities Benchmarking Report, released yesterday by the Pacific Water and Wastes Association (PWWA). The 24 utilities that participated in the benchmarking survey are supplying water…

Varivao promotes products overseas

A team from Varivao Holdings Ltd, a locally registered company from Isabel is currently overseas promoting its products Led by managing director Dudley Longamei including some government officials, the team is currently in Fiji, New Zealand and New Caledonia on a tour to promote its locally produced products. The team left Honiara last week for…

Bougainville launching own public service

RNZI: The chief administrator in Papua New Guinea’s Bougainville says the launch of its own public service today will greatly benefit locals, RNZI reports. Running its own public service is a cornerstone of the Bougainville Peace Agreement but Port Moresby has, until now, not handed down the powers because it had deemed the province lacked…

Electoral office disputes claims of voter fraud

SOLOMON Islands’ Electoral Commission says a formal complaint must be made before it investigates claims of voter rigging. Voter registration was extended following the country’s flood disaster last month.  Chief electoral officer, Polycarp Haununu says the commission has not received any report of vote rigging, despite widespread rumours that voters are selling their identification cards…

RSIPF undertake community policing training

MEMBERS of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force from throughout the country are this week in Honiara undergoing community policing training supported by the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands Participating Police Force (RAMSI PPF). The 30 RSIPF officers are undertaking the B.L.A.S.T  (Blue Light Alternative Strategy for Teenagers) training which teaches the officers how…

SIDT prepares for election awareness

THEATRE group leaders of Solomon Islands Development Trust (SIDT) are under-going training ahead of next month’s election awareness programme in the provinces. SIDT’s Sei drama group has been engaged by the Electoral Commission to lead the election awareness programme. The group’s provincial based actors are in Honiara taking part in the training. Sei team leader…