Maefai acknowledges roles of women

MEMBER of Parliament (MP) for East Makira Lily Maefai has acknowledged the roles of women in homes and societies. Speaking at the annual international women’s day celebration in Honiara on Monday Ms. Maefai acknowledged the sacrifices made by women in their homes from generation to generation. “We take the time to recognize and celebrate the…

PM holds talk with SIPEU

Prime Minister (PM) Manasseh Sogavare held a very productive meeting with the Solomon Islands Public Employees Union (SIPEU) executive on Monday.  Welcoming the SIPEU executive at the Prime Minister’s Office, Prime Minister Sogavare thanked the SIPEU executive for always serving and supporting the national government, a statement from the Prime Minister Press Secretariat said.  Prime…

Dr. Lachlan: redouble effort to achieve equality

Australian High Commissioner Dr. Lachlan Strahan urges all stakeholders to redouble their efforts to achieve gender equality in the Solomon Islands. He was speaking at the International Women’s Day (IWD) celebration in Honiara on Monday. It’s his first time to celebrate the event in the country since being appointed to the position.  Therefore he said,…

Solomon Water, stakeholders enter dialogue

SOLOMON Water on Monday held a meeting with its stakeholders in Auki, Malaita Province, to update them of the latest in the Auki Water Supply upgrade project.  The meeting allows the opportunity for stakeholders to learn more about the upgrade project which includes 1km pipeline replacement.  The meeting also permits time for Solomon Water to hear…

Coronavirus could affect tourism sector

SOLOMON Islands tourism sector will be certainly hit hard if the coronavirus (2019-nCov) crisis continues. “It will cause unprecedented damage to tourism businesses,” says Tourism Solomon Islands Chief Executive Officer Josefa Tuamoto. Speaking to this paper, Mr. Tuamoto said for the Solomon Islands the situation is very fluid at the moment. When asked if they…

Eatery owners urged to train their guards

OWNERS and management of hotels, restaurants, and eateries in Honiara are called upon to train their security guards to be sensitive to different groups of people especially Solomon Islands women and men who visit their establishments to meet or eat. The call comes from the Women’s Rights Action Movement or WRAM which had been approached…

WOMEN MARK BIG DAY HERE

International Women’s Day (IWD) 2020 was successfully celebrated in Honiara at the HCC area, Monday.  It originally falls on Sunday 8th March 2020 but was moved to be celebrated on Monday. International Women’s Day is an event celebrated worldwide. This is an opportunity for women to come together and be recognized, to highlight their positive…